Origin:British
Popularity:33
Meaning:one who transports goods
An occupational surname for a person who transported goods by cart, Carter is also a stately surname thanks to former US President Jimmy Carter. Carter just hit the top 50 in 2009, but it’s quickly becoming an American classic. A trendy –er ending is helping it to zoom past the Hunters, Gunners, Taylors, Ryders and Barrons of the world.

Famous Carters

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Carter Beauford
    Drummer
  • Carter Jenkins
    Actor
  • Carter Oosterhouse
    TV Show Host
  • Jimmy Carter
    United States President
  • Joe Carter
    Baseball Player
  • Maybelle Carter
    Musician
  • Nick Carter
    Singer

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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