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122k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Carter

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Driver of a Cart
  • #551 All Time
  • #27 in 2014
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188112012
188311011
188413013
188510010
188615015
188713013
188815015
188911011
1890808
189113013
189218018
189313013
189416016
1895909
189613013
189716016
189814014
189914014
190031031
190113013
190211011
190323023
190425025
190516016
190615015
190718018
190825025
190922022
191026026
191126026
191245045
191337037
191492092
191578078
191683083
191791091
1918100595
19191070107
1920103598
192183083
192293093
192384084
19241120112
192594688
192689089
192794985
192878078
192971071
193062062
193185778
193268068
193377077
193497097
19351010101
193698098
193799099
19381060106
193983677
194094688
19411167109
19421120112
19431355130
19441275122
19451260126
19461480148
19471780178
19481599150
19491846178
19501777170
19511808172
19521648156
19531698161
19541890189
19551589149
19561857178
19571455140
19581705165
19591407133
19601390139
19611396133
196214110131
19631667159
19641385133
19651238115
19661280128
19671410141
19681306124
19691598151
19701659156
197121111200
19721749165
197314311132
197415614142
197517310163
197617314159
197713311122
197881972
197964064
198099891
19811001189
198212812116
19831269117
198414915134
198519924175
198620321182
198723927212
198827915264
198931622294
199036331332
199143341392
199251730487
199359444550
199458744543
199597859919
19961,282661,216
19971,601611,540
19981,863631,800
19992,026831,943
20002,640912,549
20013,514803,434
20023,546663,480
20034,2721014,171
20045,1231145,009#89 boy name
20056,0171205,897#77 boy name
20066,5531236,430#75 boy name
20076,2011026,099#80 boy name
20087,1631047,059#65 boy name
20098,2841198,165#50 boy name
20108,3081608,148#48 boy name
20118,7861958,591#41 boy name
20129,4842459,239#36 boy name
20139,8542999,555#32 boy name
201410,95435510,599#27 boy name

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 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carter" ranks #58 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 69 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of 7,163 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 congenial, your pleasing way.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

R is for relax, you know how!

T is for tender, loving nature.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

R is for rational, the way you think.

Your name in reverse order is "Retrac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tcrrae". 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.

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 his career being from 2 to present. Carter was born in 1991 as Carter Mark Jenkins in Tampa, Florida, U.S.

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Carter Oosterhouse

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

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Past life for Carter born Sep 3, 1982

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 Ukraine approximately on 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Name poster for Carter

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