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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Karter

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  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Karter means "Love".
  • A user from Indiana, United States says the name Karter is of English origin and means "A very good baseball player".
  • According to a user from Virginia, United States, the name Karter is of English origin and means "A strong male".
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International Interest

Fanciful variant of Carter.

  1. A male or female given name

Notable Persons Named Karter

Karter Haug is an athlete for the Real Colorado Cougars.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Karter

Kagney was born on March 28th, 1987 in Harris County, Texas.



Peter Karter was a in the field of nuclear engineering. Peter was born in 1921 in Chicago. He passed away on March 30th, 2010.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1985 5 0 5
1990 9 0 9
1991 5 0 5
1992 15 0 15
1993 14 0 14
1994 12 0 12
1995 19 0 19
1996 26 0 26
1997 45 6 39
1998 42 11 31
1999 54 12 42
2000 68 11 57
2001 111 9 102
2002 119 18 101
2003 155 16 139
2004 164 21 143
2005 212 10 202
2006 270 32 238
2007 282 15 267
2008 385 23 362
2009 517 52 465
2010 696 94 602
2011 812 87 725
2012 1,016 132 884
2013 1,345 167 1,178
2014 2,383 273 2,110
2015 2,692 410 2,282
2016 2,524 406 2,118
2017 2,620 347 2,273
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International Interest for Karter

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Karter as a first name

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Popularity of Karter as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Karter U.S.
  White 89.10% 64.26%
  African American 5.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Karter

People with the last name Karter are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Karter

  • What name lists does Karter rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Karter? Karter is the 1,858th most popular name of all time. As a last name Karter was the 63,873rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Karter have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,617 babies born with the first name Karter in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karter to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karter? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Karter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karter is Saturday, March 31st, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Karter born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karter was in 2015 with a total of 2,282 babies. That's a lot of babies named Karter!
  • Random Karter Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karter ranks 70th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 182 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Karter: Your name in reverse order is Retrak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ertrka. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Karter? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 312 people with the last name Karter.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Karter? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Karter as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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