Carter - Meaning of Carter
[ 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.
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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. In 2018, it ranked at #478 with a usage of 0.035%, and it was the most popular among all girl names in its family. Carter was twice as popular as the next ranked name, Karter, in 2018. Carter has in the last century been mainly given to boys. There were 16 times more boys than girls who were named Carter in 2017.
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)"