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Gender: F Meaning of Carter: "cart maker or driver" Origin of Carter: English occupational name Carter's Popularity in 2016: #454

One of the surname names for boys on its way to becoming unisex, this name broke into the Top 1000 for the first time in 2013 and is now in the Top 500 for girls. While it sounds masculine to us, because of its two-syllable er-ending sound so trendy with boys’ names, many parents apparently disagree.

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Famous People Named Carter

Helena Bonham Carter, British actress

Pop Culture References for the name Carter

Colonel (Dr.) Samantha Carter on TV shows Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis
Carter Mason, a main character from the Disney Channel movie "Princess Protection Program" played by Selena Gomez
Sharon Carter, from TV series "Two Guys, A Girl, And A Pizza Place"
Carter Stevens, character on new MTV show Finding Carter
Agent Peggy Carter, Marvel character