English occupational name
"cart maker or driver"

Carter Origin and Meaning

The name Carter is both a boy's name and 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.
# 500 in the US

Carter Rank in US Top 1000

Carter Popularity

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Famous People Named Carter

  • June Carter CashAmerican musician and wife of Johnny Cash

Carter in Pop Culture

  • Carter Masona main character in Disney Channel movie "Princess Protection Program"
  • Carter Stevenscharacter on TV's Finding Carter"
  • Peggy Cartercharacter in Marvel comics and TV's "Agent Carter"
  • Samantha Cartercharacter on TV shows Stargate SG,1 and Stargate Atlantis
  • Sharon Carterfrom TV series "Two Guys, A Girl, And A Pizza Place"