Carver

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carver

"Carver" is a name of English origin, and it means "Wood Carver". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Carv"er
Senses
  1. One who carves; one who shapes or fashions by carving, or as by carving; esp. one who carves decorative forms, architectural adornments, etc."The carver'schisel." [Dodsley.]"The carver of his fortunes." [Sharp (Richardson's Dict. )]
  2. One who carves or divides meat at table.
  3. A large knife for carving.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who carves the meat
  2. An artist who creates sculptures
  3. Makes decorative wooden panels
  4. United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)
Wiktionary

From carve +‎ -er.

  1. Someone who carves.
  2. (dated) A carving knife.
  3. (dated) A butcher.
  4. An armchair as part of a set of dining chairs (originally for the person who is to carve the meat).
  5. (skiing) A ski with curved edges, allowing smooth turns.

Notable Persons Named Carver

Dana Andrews was an actor. He was most prominent from 1940 to 1940. Dana was given the name Carver Dana Andrews on January 1st, 1909 in Covington County, Mississippi, U.S. He died on December 17th, 1992.

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Carver Mead is a scientist. Carver was born on May 1st, 1934 in Bakersfield, California.

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Carver was born on April 28th, 1938 in Corinth, Mississippi.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Carver

George was born in 1860 in Diamond, Missouri. He breathed his last breath on January 5th, 1943.

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Raymond Carver was a writer. His career lasted from 1958 to 1988. Raymond was given the name Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. on May 25th, 1938 in Clatskanie, Oregon. He breathed his last breath on August 2nd, 1988.

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Charlie Carver is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2008. Charlie was given the name Charles Carver Martensen on July 31st, 1988 in San Francisco, California, U.S. Charlie is also known as Charles Carver Martensen.

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Jordan Carver is a glamour model, actress, model (people), and actor. Jordan was given the name Ina-Maria Schnitzer on January 30th, 1986 in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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Max Carver is an actor. He was most active from 2008 to present. Max was given the name Robert Maxwell Martensen on August 1st, 1988 in San Francisco, California, U.S. Max is also known as Martensen and Robert Maxwell.

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Caitlin Carver is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Caitlin was born on March 31st, 1992 in Monrovia, Alabama, U.S.

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How popular is the baby name Carver in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1914 6 0 6
1916 5 0 5
1919 6 0 6
1920 6 0 6
1921 6 0 6
1922 6 0 6
1924 6 0 6
1925 5 0 5
1926 9 0 9
1928 5 0 5
1929 6 0 6
1931 7 0 7
1933 9 0 9
1934 8 0 8
1935 5 0 5
1936 7 0 7
1937 8 0 8
1938 7 0 7
1939 13 0 13
1940 16 0 16
1941 10 0 10
1942 13 0 13
1943 22 0 22
1944 16 0 16
1945 21 0 21
1946 10 0 10
1947 12 0 12
1948 14 0 14
1949 8 0 8
1950 7 0 7
1951 11 0 11
1952 9 0 9
1953 11 0 11
1954 7 0 7
1955 8 0 8
1956 9 0 9
1958 5 0 5
1959 5 0 5
1961 11 0 11
1962 7 0 7
1963 8 0 8
1965 6 0 6
1966 8 0 8
1968 8 0 8
1970 9 0 9
1972 5 0 5
1976 7 0 7
1977 5 0 5
1979 5 0 5
1982 6 0 6
1984 7 0 7
1986 7 0 7
1987 5 0 5
1988 7 0 7
1989 6 0 6
1990 11 0 11
1991 9 0 9
1992 15 0 15
1993 12 0 12
1994 16 0 16
1995 18 0 18
1996 12 0 12
1997 18 0 18
1998 28 0 28
1999 32 0 32
2000 23 0 23
2001 38 0 38
2002 52 0 52
2003 48 0 48
2004 63 0 63
2005 65 0 65
2006 59 0 59
2007 71 0 71
2008 69 0 69
2009 89 0 89
2010 97 0 97
2011 91 0 91
2012 102 0 102
2013 109 0 109
2014 121 0 121
2015 149 8 141
2016 149 9 140
2017 147 8 139

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Popularity of Carver as a first name

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Popularity of Carver as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carver U.S.
  White 89.29% 64.26%
  African American 5.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carver

People with the last name Carver are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Carver

  • How Popular is the name Carver? Carver is the 6,421st most popular name of all time. As a last name Carver was the 1,079th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carver have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,179 babies born with the first name Carver in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carver to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carver? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Carver first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carver is Sunday, September 4th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Carver born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carver was in 2015 with a total of 141 babies.
  • Random Carver Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carver is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Carver: Your name in reverse order is Revrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vcaerr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carver? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 32,415 people with the last name Carver.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carver? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Carver as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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