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Carter Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Carter?

Ranking 24th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2015, the name Carter is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #24 for the first time this year with 10,727 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Carter was less than 5, most recently in 1882.

Approximately during the years 1895-1900, 1909-1914, 1921-1924, 1930-1934, 1944-1947, 1968-1971, and 1979-2014, the name Carter took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1926-1930, and 1975-1979.

Currently, the name is at or near its highest point when compared to its most popular year.

How popular will Carter be?

Carter's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Carter for their newborn has risen.

The name Carter is a huge favorite and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
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   Carter (Girl)Carter (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2015 579 533 10,727 24
2014 355 787 10,647 27
2013 299 861 9,560 33
2012 245 1,032 9,246 36
2011 195 1,226 8,594 41
2010 160 1,429 8,150 48
2009 119 1,808 8,166 50
2008 104 2,007 7,059 65
2007 102 2,003 6,099 80
2006 123 1,701 6,430 75
2005 120 1,653 5,898 77
2004 114 1,701 5,009 89
2003 101 1,831 4,171 102
2002 66 2,420 3,480 108
2001 80 2,078 3,434 111
2000 91 1,869 2,549 152
1999 83 1,896 1,943 179
1998 63 2,252 1,800 189
1997 61 2,233 1,540 204
1996 66 2,088 1,216 243
1995 59 2,249 919 286
1994 44 2,754 543 423
1993 44 2,729 550 419
1992 30 3,596 487 450
1991 41 2,849 391 500
1990 31 3,444 333 551
1989 22 4,263 294 565
1988 15 5,358 264 569
1987 27 3,348 212 626
1986 21 3,904 182 663
1985 24 3,526 175 668
1984 15 4,764 134 749
1983 9 6,775 118 805
1982 12 5,584 117 819
1981 11 5,931 88 962
1980 8 7,513 91 936
1979 < 5 -- 64 1,118
1978 9 6,456 72 1,029
1977 11 5,564 122 773
1976 14 4,383 159 651
1975 10 5,578 163 633
1974 14 4,259 142 687
1973 11 4,913 132 698
1972 9 5,526 165 615
1971 11 4,841 200 578
1970 9 5,453 156 656
1969 8 5,507 151 645
1968 6 6,340 124 676
1967 < 5 -- 141 634
1966 < 5 -- 128 654
1965 8 4,881 115 696
1964 5 6,879 133 668
1963 7 5,367 159 617
1962 10 4,298 131 677
1961 6 5,922 133 674
1960 < 5 -- 139 666
1959 7 5,091 134 662
1958 5 6,215 164 602
1957 5 6,188 140 649
1956 7 4,883 177 572
1955 9 4,106 150 603
1954 < 5 -- 190 529
1953 8 4,281 161 557
1952 8 4,173 156 560
1951 8 4,064 172 521
1950 7 4,381 170 516
1949 6 4,746 178 495
1948 9 3,632 150 543
1947 < 5 -- 178 502
1946 < 5 -- 148 525
1945 < 5 -- 126 533
1944 5 4,659 122 548
1943 5 4,784 130 553
1942 < 5 -- 112 589
1941 7 3,623 109 569
1940 6 3,930 88 636
1939 6 3,817 77 675
1938 < 5 -- 106 568
1937 < 5 -- 99 580
1936 < 5 -- 98 582
1935 < 5 -- 101 576
1934 < 5 -- 97 598
1933 < 5 -- 77 670
1932 < 5 -- 68 766
1931 7 3,538 78 678
1930 < 5 -- 62 824
1929 < 5 -- 71 752
1928 < 5 -- 78 725
1927 9 3,325 85 702
1926 < 5 -- 89 671
1925 6 4,515 88 683
1924 < 5 -- 112 604
1923 < 5 -- 84 706
1922 < 5 -- 93 666
1921 < 5 -- 83 723
1920 5 5,097 98 636
1919 < 5 -- 107 580
1918 5 4,930 95 628
1917 < 5 -- 91 620
1916 < 5 -- 83 641
1915 < 5 -- 78 659
1914 < 5 -- 92 509
1913 < 5 -- 37 780
1912 < 5 -- 45 613
1911 < 5 -- 26 597
1910 < 5 -- 26 557
1909 < 5 -- 22 559
1908 < 5 -- 25 500
1907 < 5 -- 18 595
1906 < 5 -- 15 620
1905 < 5 -- 16 595
1904 < 5 -- 25 418
1903 < 5 -- 23 415
1902 < 5 -- 11 696
1901 < 5 -- 13 569
1900 < 5 -- 31 404
1899 < 5 -- 14 524
1898 < 5 -- 14 580
1897 < 5 -- 16 501
1896 < 5 -- 13 602
1895 < 5 -- 9 747
1894 < 5 -- 16 504
1893 < 5 -- 13 545
1892 < 5 -- 18 465
1891 < 5 -- 13 500
1890 < 5 -- 8 757
1889 < 5 -- 11 591
1888 < 5 -- 15 507
1887 < 5 -- 13 495
1886 < 5 -- 15 474
1885 < 5 -- 10 613
1884 < 5 -- 13 526
1883 < 5 -- 11 562
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- 12 506
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.