English from French occupational name
"doorkeeper or carrier"

Porter Origin and Meaning

The name Porter is a girl's name of French origin meaning "doorkeeper or carrier".

Porter is one clubby surname or occupational that was given to around 80 baby girls in the US last year -- and nearly 600 baby boys.

Porter has an 80s WASP-y Ralph Lauren feel, buttoned-up and old school. For more modern alternatives, consider such occupational names as Gardener, Archer, and Painter.

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Famous People Named Porter

  • Porter McConnelldaughter of American Republican politician Mitch McConnell
  • Dawn PorterBritish television presenter and writer