meaning:Created Name
origin: American


Origin: English

Meaning: Driver of a Cart

Part of the last-name-as-a-first-name trend, Carter’s risen rapidly over the last decade and is still well on its way up. It’s also yet another one of those popular profession last names…yes, this literally means “someone who carts.” As in, schlepping stuff around. While it’s a fine sounding name, we like it even more when there’s a little history (perhaps a lost maiden name somewhere along the family lines) to make it relevant.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 65

Famous carter

  • Carter Jenkins - actor
  • Carter Beauford - drummer in Dave Matthews Band
  • Dr. John Truman Carter III - character in ER

Infamous carter

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