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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 compatible, a friend's friend.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

T is for treat, that you always are.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

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

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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 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carter" is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1963. Across the entire United States a total of only 166 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 west? 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 Jan 1, 1979

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North Europe approximately on 1725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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

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