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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Cart Driver

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Carter

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Carter in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Carter:

  • Records indicate that 97,593 boys in the United States have been named Carter since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 9,202 people in the U.S. were given the name Carter. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Carter

    81% Approval Rating
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      13 Positive Comments

  • "Me being a person named Carter, I feel like it's not a bad name. Infact, I LOVE THE NAME!" Dec. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a fairly good name. Named after my grandparents last name which seems to always be the case." Jan. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it. I have a Carter. If you don't like it don't use it. We love it. He is named after the drummer from the Dave Matthews Band, Carter Beauford" Sep. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I married a man named Carter. It was his mother's maiden name. This is a name that should only be used when it is a family name. People who name their children "Carter" or like names and they aren't family names just look ridiculous." Aug. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are from NZ and we named our son Carter Donald. We pronounce it Car-ter, even thou most people struggle with this pronunciation, and call him Carta. We love it!!!" Aug. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Carter is a beautiful name. I never personally met one before. I think I will name my son that someday when i have kids. (=" Feb. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 10 month old son is named Carter although those from a certain generation associate it with the former president. We didn't think of it that way and we liked the name. We also considered the name Alex." Feb. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my son Carter and I LOVE IT! And so does everyone else! We didn't release the name until he was born just in case people had negative opinions about it. We think it fits him perfectly!!" Jul. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 100% Italian, but my wife is German and Irish, my son CARTER was born on St. Patricks Day '06, we picked it because it's not common around Chicago, and it's different than your typical, Vinnys, Joeys, Frankies etc..." Jul. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "first off its not a mutigender name it only male or lastr names. it happens to be my last name and i love is sometimes spelled "Carder" accidentily and pronouced as such by i think is a minor flaw. plus i like how ther aren't many people named that my age." Jul. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Very cute name...this is what I am planning on naming my boy" Jan. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is my name. I have never met someone with this name although i do hear about once a year a parent yelling at their child. people say it is a last name. it has never been pronounced wrong." Aug. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Wife's family name, and my son's first name. A nice way to carry on the family from both sides." May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "Pretentious as a first name for boy or girl but especially for girls." Nov. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate this name because of both the way it sounds and it's meaning. Even though it's used for both male and female. I don't think it should be used for a first name, possibly a last name." May. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a nephew named Carter. It seems overly pretentious to me." Mar. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "It?s too popular. I wish I had known I would change my sons name. I don?t like it now that it?s everywhere ugh" Jun. 22, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Has anyone except me thought about this name for a girls name? I'm not sure about it but it could be cute. Very masculine though. Ecspecially with it being VERY popular for boys." Jun. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Carter just turned 9 in, love , love the name!!" May. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

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