US Popularity:61
Meaning:Transporter of goods by cart
Carter is a gender-neutral name of English origins, meaning "transporter of goods by cart." The English occupational surname first rose to fame in the 1970s thanks to US President Jimmy Carter. Since then, Carter has been tied to celebs, including Lil Wayne—also known as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.—and Jay-Z, who was given the name Shawn Corey Carter at birth. Carter also bears ties with glitz and glamor as it sits next to its French luxury sibling, Cartier. A cute name that carries historical and cultural importance, Carter won't let you down.

Famous People Named Carter

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  • Carter Beauford
  • Carter Jenkins
  • Carter Oosterhouse
    TV Show Host
  • Jimmy Carter
    United States President
  • Joe Carter
    Baseball Player
  • Maybelle Carter
  • Nick Carter

Carter Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Carter is currently #139 on The Bump
Boy:Carter is currently #82 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Carter is currently #101 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Carter is currently #61 in U.S. births
Boy:Carter is currently #48 in U.S. births
Girl:Carter is currently #510 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 40
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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