Carter Name Meaning & Origin

Carter

Pronunciation: KAHR-ter (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Carter: | Edit

Very much a masculine name!!

Usually a boys name, but we gave it to our baby girl.

Doesn't sound like a girl's name, but if it catches on and becomes popular, I guess it WILL be a girl's name!

I don't think it sounds very feminine. It's a surname, not a first name for a girl! What are these people thinking?

Not for a girl

awesome name for a girl; stop being so assigned to gender roles

Personal experiences with the name Carter: | Edit

We have deep respect for Jimmy Carter, and wanted something "presidential" for our girl.

I fell in love with the girls' name Carter in 2000 and in '05 we gave it to our daughter. It's still my fave name of all time!

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This is my name and I usually just go by Carter because I really like it, but sometimes people call me Carri (pronounced car-ee, not carry)

Meanings and history of the name Carter: | Edit

I love this name for a girl!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think there's anything girlish about it!

Famous real-life people named Carter: | Edit

Carter Sparks - Architect

Carter in song, story & screen: | Edit

Selena Gomez played a character named Carter Mason in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Princess Protection Program"

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Sexy?

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Friendly?

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Creative?

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Strong?

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Young?

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