Usage: Carter is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Carter are in general originating from United Kingdom, United States of America.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 11.
The name Carter is ranked on the 1,939th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 215200 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.003% of the population.
The name Carter has six characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Carter for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Carter is a family name, and also may be a given name. Carter is of Irish, Scottish and English origin and is an occupational name given to one who transports goods by cart or wagon originally believed to be of Gaelic and Celtic origins and a possible form of the names McCarthy, McArthur, or McCarter. Mc generally means son of. However it is known to be from the Gaelic word Cairt meaning cart. It is the 64th most common surname in the United Kingdom. Within the United States, it is ranked as the 40th-most common surname.
English: transferred use of the surname, which for the most part originated as an occupational name for someone who transported goods in a cart. In Scotland the surname also represents an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname MacArtair ‘son of Artair’.
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