The name Carter is a boy's name of English origin meaning "transporter of goods by cart". Carter is ranked #24 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names Headed for Harvard and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop 2, Add 1 Twins B-B".
From the experts:
Carter has been popular for almost two decades, but it only cracked the Top 30 in 2014, 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.
Carter is especially popular in the Midwest, having recently been Number 2 in Nebraska and Number 3 in Iowa, as well as spreading north to Canadian provinces Saskatchewan (recently Number 2) and Manitoba (recently Number 5).
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