Carter: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Carter

Carter

Pronunciation: KAHR-tər (key)

Origin of the name Carter:

Transferred use of the surname that originated in the Middle Ages as an occupational name for someone who used a cart to transport goods.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Karter

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Carter Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Carter? What are his siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Carter

Comments and insights on the name Carter: | Edit
Share what you know!
Personal experiences with the name Carter: | Edit
Share what you know!
Nicknames for Carter: | Edit
Share what you know!
Meanings and history of the name Carter: | Edit

It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Carter is "one who transports goods". Occupational name and surname.

source

Famous real-life people named Carter: | Edit

Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American middleweight boxer.
Carter Stanley, bluegrass musician who formed the Stanley Brothers.
Carter Beauford, drummer in Dave Matthews Band.
Carter Bays, creator of TV show "How I Met Your Mother"
Carter Burwell, film composer.
Carter G. Woodson, African-American historian and writer. "The father of black history."
Gary "The Kid" Carter, Baseball Hall-of-Fame catcher.
Howard Carter, English archaeologist and Egyptologist who discovered Tutankhamun's tomb.
Aaron Carter - famous singer & dancer in the early 2000's
Shawn Corey Carter - real name of rapper "Jay-Z"
Carter Bach - famous football player for Giants
Carter Bach - famous baseball player for Yankees
Carter Bach - famous basketball player for Heat
Carter Reynolds-famous viner, he is apart of Magcon

Carter in song, story & screen: | Edit

Carter Hall, secret identity of Hawkman in DC comics (adapted from his real name, Katar Hol)
Carter is the name of Morgan Freeman's character in The Bucket List.
Carter Lang, a fictional film director in Joan Didion's novel "Play It as It Lays."
Dr. John Carter, fictional character portrayed by Noah Wyle on the TV show ER.
John Carter of Mars, protagonist of the Barsoom series created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and subsequent comic books and films.
Carter Kane, character in Rick Riordan's trilogy "The Kane Chronicles."

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
69
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

69
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

66
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

62
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

68
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

58
No Way
Definitely

Young?

63
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?