Carter: unisex baby name meaning and popularity


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.

Fun facts:

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.

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