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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #551 most popular

What does the name "Carter" mean?

Carter (English): Driver of a Cart

The name "Carter" is of English origin and it means "Driver of a Cart". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

C is for confident, no doubts here!

A is for activities, for you have many.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Your name in reverse order is "Retrac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tcrear". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Carter" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Carter? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 121,609 babies born with the name Carter in the United States. That's more than enough Carters to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1881 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Carter" was in 2014 with a total of 10,599 babies. (That's a lot of baby Carters)

According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carter" ranks #3 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 163 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of 9,854 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Carter popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Carter in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Carter

Carter Jenkins

Carter Jenkins is an actor, producer, and writer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Carter was born in 1991 as Carter Mark Jenkins in Tampa, Florida, U.S.


Carter Oosterhouse

Carter Oosterhouse is a model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Carter was born in 1976 as Carter Nicholas Oosterhouse in Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.


Past life for Carter born May 16, 1994

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.