Carter: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Carter
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.
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It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Carter is "one who transports goods". Occupational name and surname.
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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
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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."