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.
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- Comments and insights on the name Carter: | Edit
There is a really bad hotel in NYC called the Hotel Carter.
- Personal experiences with the name Carter: | Edit
My son is Carter. We have heard only positive comments & remarks about it. I think it's a very strong name.
- Nicknames for Carter: | Edit
We call our Carter by "Cart" or "Carty". My brother calls my son Carter, Carter-sauce, yes I know a little goofy but aren't nicknames supposed to be?, Haha and my mother in law wanted us to name him Carter Roy, we didn't but she still calls him that, I just call him Carter Man!
We call my son Carter, Carter Bug. My sister calls him Carter Man. My best friends nephew is also Carter. Everyone calls him Car-Car.
I call my son Carter Man too :)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
Global Popularity of the Name Carter
- #7 in Canada (Saskatchewan)
- #18 in Canada (Alberta)
- #27 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #30 in Canada (Ontario)
- #65 in United States
- #338 in Canada (Quebec)
- #358 in Scotland