English from French occupational name

Porter Origin and Meaning

The name Porter is both a boy's name and 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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Famous People Named Porter

  • Porter McConnelldaughter of American Republican politician Mitch McConnell
  • Dawn PorterBritish television presenter and writer