home > boy names > carter

Carter - Meaning of Carter

What does Carter mean?

Meaning of the name CarterKarterKartorCartirKartarCartyrCartarCartrelCartahCartCarturCartierCartorCartereCartrell

[ 2 syll. car-ter, ca-rt-er ] The baby boy name Carter is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as KAART-er †.

1: Carter is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The name is of the meaning cart driver. Its meaning is from the element 'cart'. The first name is derived from the English surname, which is itself from a job title for someone who builds or drives carts. The baby name has sometimes been bestowed in tribute to the American President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter (1924-).

Carter has 14 variants. Variants include Cart, Cartah, Cartar, Cartere, Cartier, Cartir, Cartor, Cartrel, Cartrell, Cartur, Cartyr, Kartar, and Kartor. The variant spelling Karter is another English form.

2: Carter is of Scottish origin. The name can also be derived from the Scottish surname, which is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac Artair, meaning 'son of Artair'.

See also the related categories, title, son (heir), tribute (honor), peace (quiet), anglicized, and american.

Carter is very popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1970s. At the recent peak of its usage in 2015, 0.529% of baby boys were given the name Carter. Its ranking then was #24. In 2016, its usage was 0.504% and its ranking #26, and it was the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2016, Carter was more widely used than the subsequent ranked name, Karter, by 5 times.

Baby names that sound like Carter include Cartar, Cartir, Cartur, Cartyr, Kartar, Karter, Cartere, Cartor, Corder, Crothar, Crother, Crothir, Crothur, Crothyr, Crowther, Crowthir, Crowthur, Crowthyr, Kartor, and Cartier.

† English pronunciation for Carter: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"

A famous person named Carter is Jimmy Carter, US President, born James Earl Carter, Jr., 1 October 1924, Plains, Georgia.


Meaning of Carter Meaning of Carter Meaning of Karter Meaning of Carter Meaning of Cartar Meaning of Cartier Meaning of Cartrell Meaning of Cart Meaning of Kartor Meaning of Kartar Meaning of Cartyr Meaning of Cartur Meaning of Cartrel Meaning of Cartir Meaning of Cartere Meaning of Cartah Meaning of Cartor Meaning of Karter Meaning of Cartar Meaning of Cartier Meaning of Cartrell Meaning of Cartman Meaning of Kartman
Baby Name Explorer for Carter

Carter Popularity Charts

Variant Popularity Chart 
for Carter 
in 2016
Popularity Trend 
for Carter 
from 1900 to 2016
Variant Popularity Trend 
for Carter 
from 1900 to 2016
Legend:
blue:boy name
red:girl name
italics:unisex name
bold:primary name







Copyright © 2009-2017 Baby Names Pedia. All rights reserved.