Late 12th-century occupational surname, meaning “one who uses a cart.” Think that’ll make your little one more apt to stay in one during grocery store trips as a toddler? Probably not, but we can hope.
Famous people named Carter:
TV personality Carter Oosterhouse; actor Carter Jenkins; writer/producer Carter Bays; model Carter Chasson.
Carter is more popular in the Midwest than any other region of the U.S., reaching as high as #2 on the list in some places.