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The Name Carter - Origin and Meaning of Carter
  



The Name Carter - Origin and Meaning of Carter


Gender

Masculine and Feminine

Origin of the Name Carter

Old English

Usage of the Name Carter

English

Meaning of the Name Carter

The name Carter comes from a surname, which is derived from an occupational name for a person who transported goods in a cart. It is occasionally used as a feminine name.

Famous Bearers

Bearers of the name include Carter Stanley (1925 - 1966), an American male singer, songwriter, and guitarist; Carter Burwell (born 1955), an American male film score composer; Carter Beauford (born 1957), an American male rock drummer; Carter Jenkins (born 1991), an American actor. A bearer of the surname is Jimmy Carter (born 1924), the 39th President of the United States and the Nobel Peace laureate.
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