[ 2 syll. por-ter, po-rt-er ] The baby boy name Porter is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is PAORT-er †. Porter is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Latin. The name's meaning is a porter, gatekeeper.
Porter is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2015, 0.042% of baby boys were given the name Porter. It ranked at #375 then. Out of all boy names in its group, Porter was the most frequently used in 2015. Porter has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Porter: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"
A famous person named Porter is Porter Goss, Politician, born 26 November 1938, Waterbury, Connecticut.