Gender: Female Meaning of Porter: "carrier" Origin of Porter: French occupational name

Porter Origin and Meaning

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

Porter is one clubby surname or occupational that hasn't crossed to the girls' side -- but could. Porter has an 80s WASPy Ralph Lauren feel. For more modern alternatives, consider such occupational names as Gardener, Archer, and Painter.

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Mariah527 Says:


That's my last name

Wittyusername103 Says:


I don't think of the Portly/Porky thing and I think it would take a lot but maybe that's just me.

RoddyThlayli Says:


My thoughts exactly.

FantasticOctopus Says:


I think of the profession when I hear this name. Also makes you think of words like "porky" or "portly". I find this awkward on a boy, but even more so on a little girl.

Alsace Says:


The word "portly" comes to mind whenever I hear this name. Not very attractive...

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


It sounds a bit like porky to me.

MrsVanSickle14 Says:


I love this name for a girl... it reminds me of Piper and could be a good alternative to Piper.. since its not as popular