Gender: Female Meaning of Carter: "cart maker or driver" Origin of Carter: English occupational name Carter's Popularity in 2019: #513

Carter Origin and Meaning

The name Carter is a girl's name of English origin meaning "cart maker or driver".

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 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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Rank in US: #513

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Eliza1303 Says:


I prefer it for a girl. My cousin’s nn is Karter. It fits her well. She has light hair, darker skin and hazel green eyes. She’s also funny and adventurous

indiefendi2 Says:


This is straight up ugly.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I'm not a fan of this name for either gender, but prefer it for boys. Most of these names sound like what they are - surnames. There are some last names that I love as first names, but in general, they don't appeal to me.

The Ubiquitous Shadow Says:


Carter, I mean, I guess it sounds alright, although, I must admit that the meaning kinda sucks.
"What was I named after, mommy?'
"A cart maker."
"..... What?"

Cleora12345 Says:


I dislike the name Carter for anyone. It's too harsh sounding.

njmik Says:


Carter from finding Carter made me love this name.

Wittyusername103 Says:


I was referring to Nameberry's creators putting their opinions in the names' descriptions . I don't mind it with the users.

pam Says:


Opinions are what makes Nameberry Nameberry. We are internationally recognized experts on names who have written ten books over 30 years as well as created and run Nameberry. If you don't want our opinions, go to another name site.

Wittyusername103 Says:


Dear Nameberry
Please leave your opinions out of your descriptions. If people want your opinions on their name choices they will ask the name sage.

capnspider Says:


not my favorite, but the fabulous Peggy Carter (Captain America, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and most recently Agent Carter) gives this name a worthy namesake

Guest Says:


Well it's definitely not the worst "boy name for girl", quite docile.