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Gender: M Meaning of Carter: "transporter of goods by cart" Origin of Carter: English occupational name Carter's Popularity in 2013: #32

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Carter has been popular for almost two decades, but only in the past two years has it broken into the Top 40, leaving the other upscale occupational surname names behind. Having hot characters named Carter on both "Gossip Girl" and "The OC" probably didn't hurt, and for fifteen years on "ER," Noah Wyle's Dr. John Carter was always called by his last name. Carter also, of course, has presidential cred.

While Carter sits at Number 36 across the country, it is especially loved in the Midwest, having recently been Number 2 in Nebraska and Number 3 in Iowa, as well as spreading north to Saskatchewan (Number 2) and Manitoba (Number 5).

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Famous People Named Carter

Carter Oosterhouse, American carpenter hunk and model
Carter Camper, American ice hockey player
Carter Jenkins, American actor
Carter Woodson, American historian and author
Carter Reynolds, Vine personality
Jimmy Carter, former president of the USA and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Shawn Corey Carter, mostly known by his stage name 'JAY Z'

Pop Culture References for the Name Carter

Carter Heywood, a main character from the TV series "Spin City"
Carter Kane, character in the Rick Riordan series "The Kane Kronicles"
Carter Pewterschmidt, character from 'Family Guy'
Carter's baby clothing brand
Carter Tibbits, from TV show "8 Simple Rules"
Dr John Carter, from the TV series "ER"
Carter Rutherford, character in the movie "Leatherheads"
Carter Bowen, from TV series "Arrow"
Carter Bowen, character from TV series "American Gothic"
Carter Baizen, character from TV series "Gossip Girl", played by Sebastian Stan

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