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Carter Meaning


What does Carter mean?

The name Carter is of English origin.

The meaning of Carter is "cart driver".

Carter is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Car-ter.

The Given Name Carter

Transferred use of the English surname which was an occupational name for someone who transported goods by cart.

It is also an anglicized form of the Scottish Gaelic surname MacArtair meaning "son of Artair".

Carter is quite a luminous name and a welcome find.

A special name that is sure to be loved.

Although often used, your appealing little Carter, is sure to make it all his own.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Carter Burwell.

Carter Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 24 in baby name popularity for boys with 10,727 occurrences. It ranked 533 in baby name popularity for girls with 579 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 27 in baby name popularity for boys with 10,647 occurrences. It ranked 787 in baby name popularity for girls with 355 occurrences.

Want to see how Carter sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Carter Name Popularity Page.

Carter Related Names

Variants of the name Carter include Karter.

Famous Carters

  • Carter Burwell ~ Musician

Carter Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Carter.

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Carter Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Carter in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Carter.

Just for fun, see the name Carter in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Carter in Nautical Flags page.