Carter name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 12th, 2023
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old English and Scottish
Usage: English
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Carter c(a)-rter
Meaning: Transporter of Goods with a Cart, Carter and Someone who Uses a Cart
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What does Carter mean?

Preeminent and Ceaseless Carter's origin is Old English and Scottish, meaning of Carter is "Cart Driver, Carter or Driver of a Cart" is a gender-neutral name is chiefly used in English.

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How do I pronounce Carter?

c(a)-rter is the most common way to pronounce two syllabled Carter. The other ways to say the name is car-ter.

Variants of Carter


Nicknames for Carter

Here is the list of Common nicknames for name Carter:

Names that rhyme with Carter

How popular is the name Carter?

Carter was among the n extremely popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1881 around 164196 babies have been given the given name. At its zenith in 2015, the moniker grabbed the 24th spot and 10761 baby boys were given the name.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 213 years but still going strong on charts. In addition to that, the name has been in the top 50 baby names 10 times Also, a popular name in England and Wales with over 6900 new-borns have been given the name since 1996.

Currently the name is hotter than ever, it ranked 60th when 1030 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 100 baby names 4 times

A common name in New South Wales having over 658 recievers in 5 years of usage.

Recently peaking at the charts, it ranked 60th when 150 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. Also, Carter is a common name in Queensland given to over 1227 babies in 8 years.

At present the name is rising, in 2019, the moniker grabbed the 27th spot and 182 baby boys were given the name. Also, A common name in Victoria having over 200 recievers in 2 years of usage.

Recently the name is rising, in 2019, the moniker grabbed the 66th spot and 115 baby boys were given the name.

In Ireland, Carter is a familiar name where it has been in use since 2009 and has secured the place in top 200 names.

Recently in 2019, 61 babies were given Carter and it reached its peak ranking, 113 on boy names chart. Over 307 people have been named Carter in Ireland. Carter is a unique baby name in Western Australia, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 100 names.

Recently in 2019, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 47 on boy names chart when 50 babies were named Carter.

Carter is an uncommon baby name in France still in use today.

Carter is a rare baby name in Western Australia however it is still in use and also in Victoria. Over 200 people have been named Carter in Victoria. Also, Carter is a familiar name in Canada, Ghana, Philippines, Liberia, Indonesia, Australia, China, England and Zimbabwe.

According to our research, over 170000 babies have been named Carter globally.

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Carter in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Carter

Your life interests change as you change, constantly. You have to pay attention to your surroundings and the people you hang out with. You always act like everything's just great. You are daring and courageous. Instead of seeing it as a cursing, take this as your blessing. Love makes you complete. You are the innovator, the one who organizes parties or sleepovers, and the initiator for doing unusual stuff.

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Middle names for Carter

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Sibling Names for Carter

If you have chosen the name "Carter" for your baby, then you might be looking for some inspiration to find a perfect sibling name that complements it. Whether you want to stick with a traditional or modern theme, we've got you covered with a list of 10 beautiful sibling names that go well with Carter.

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Celebrity Baby News

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    Paris Hilton and her husband, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Carter Reum, have welcomed their first child. After getting married in November 2021, the couple have now become proud parents to a baby boy. The Simple Life star made the surprise announcement of their baby's arrival on Instagram, sharing a photo of her little one’s hand holding hers.

Famous people named Carter

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