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Meaning of Carter

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The name Carter has the following meaning:

One who transports goods; one who drives a cart. Occupational name.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Carter is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 97 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Carter rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 15 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 50 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Carter in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Carter is pronounced as kar-ter


Carter originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Carter and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Carter: Boys - Antwan, Bridger, Burl, Buster, Butch, Chalmer, Commodore, Dack, Dainard, Deandre, Draper, Durward, Elder, Ewald, Fisher, Franklin, French, Gauge, Helder, Hurley, Kelton, Girls - Brooklyn, Luann, Luanne, Maida, Myrle, Tayla, Both genders - Easter, Merrill, Odell, Piper, Whitney


Popular Variants for the name Carter: Cartar, Cartere, Cartier, Cartir, Cartor, Cartrel, Cartrell, Cartur, Cartyr


We think the name Carter should fall under the following style category: Last Names.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Carter to be: A powerful and strong charactered chap

In one word, you might describe Carter as a(n) "powerful" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Carter (or its variants) are:

Carter Burwell , born on 18 November, a famous musician. Carter Burwell 's background: A composer of film scores.

Carter Woodson, born on 19 December, a famous historian. Carter Woodson's background: The US historian and teacher was born in New Canton, Virginia. In 1912, he became only the second African-American to earn a Harvard doctorate; his subject was history. He was an active promoter of black education.

Carter Oosterhouse, born on 19 September, a famous media personality. Carter Oosterhouse's background: A Mexican-American television personality and model who was born in Traverse City, Michigan. The child of Mary López and Ronald Oosterhouse. Oosterhouse first gained national fame as a carpenter on the TLC series Trading Spaces.
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