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Carter - Meaning of Carter

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Meaning of the name CarterKarterCartarCartrellCartier

[ 2 syll. car-ter, ca-rt-er ] The baby girl name Carter is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced as KAART-er †. Carter is of Old English origin and it is used mainly in English. The name Carter means 'cart driver'. Its meaning is derived from the word cart. It represents the transferred use of the job title and the surname as a given name. See Carter for more information.

Forms of Carter include the name Cartar, the name Cartier, the name Cartrell, and the English Karter.

Carter is rather popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 2010s; prior to that, it was of only sporadic use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2016 with 0.036% of baby girls being named Carter. It had a ranking of #454 then. Among all girl names in its family, Carter was the most popular in 2016. Carter was 73% more popular than the next ranked name, Karter, in that year. Carter has in the last century been mainly given to boys. There were 18 times more boys than girls who were named Carter in 2015.

Baby names that sound like Carter include Cartar, Karter (English), 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)"


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