Carter
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
KAHR-tər
Meaning
Cart driver
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Carter is a very old English occupational surname that formerly referred to "the one who uses a cart". Until today it most frequently occurs as a surname, the famous bearer being Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States and a 2002 Nobel Peace Prize Winner. As a given name, Carter was used fairly seldom, but in the 1990s its popularity skyrocketed in the US. It is also very popular in England, Canada and Northern Ireland.

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Karter, Karder

Famous Carters

Carter Elliott - baseball player
Carter Beauford - musician

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