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The Name Carter - Origin and Meaning of Carter

The Name Carter - Origin and Meaning of Carter


Masculine and Feminine

Origin of the Name Carter

Old English

Usage of the Name Carter


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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