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Carter - Letter C - Boy Baby Names

In our Carter boy name guide we feature name meaning, origin and other useful facts.

  • Carter
  • Meaning: Cart Driver
  • Origin: Old English
  • Gender: Boy
  • Statistics: Since 1880, there have been roughly 98,001 boys given the name Carter. That is approximately 0.06% of the recorded babies born in the united states. The name Carter is most popular in Ohio, Texas, California, Michigan, and Minnesota.
  • Similar sounding names: Carter, Cordaro, Cordero
  • Popularity of Carter:
    YearRankTotal 2012 36 9,202 2011 41 8,582 2010 48 8,140 2009 50 8,164 2008 65 7,054 2007 80 6,098 2006 75 6,429 2005 77 5,896 2004 88 5,008 2003 102 4,171 2002 108 3,480