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The name Carter is of English origin, and means driver of the cart.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Carter has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Carter
Use of the Name Carter for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
38,317 33,274 29,958 25,993 18,577 9,120 4,960
The table below indicates the number of times the name Carter has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Carter first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1881, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Carter
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188150612  
1882    
188356211  
188452613  
188561410  
188647415  
188749413  
188850715  
188959111  
18907578  
189150013  
189246618  
189354513  
189450416  
18957479  
189660313  
189750216  
189858114  
189952414  
190040431  
190157113  
190269611  
190341523  
190441825  
190559516  
190661915  
190759518  
190849026  
190955822  
191055626  
191159526  
191261245  
191378037  
191451092  
191565878  
191663385  
191762191  
191863494  
1919581107  
192063698  
192172782  
192266794  
192370784  
1924605112  
192568089  
192666590  
192771184  
192872977  
192975371  
193082462  
193168178  
193275569  
193367676  
193459797  
1935576101  
193657799  
193757999  
1938569106  
193968276  
194063588  
1941570108  
1942586113  
1943562127  
1944545123  
1945527129  
1946531145  
1947502178  
1948541151  
1949497177  
1950516168  
1951520171  
1952558157  
1953559160  
1954528189  
1955613147  
1956569177  
1957647140  
1958600165  
1959664133  
1960664139  
1961674133  
1962679131  
1963622158  
1964671132  
1965696114  
1966657127  
1967634141  
1968678123  
1969646150  
1970664151  
1971603190  
1972618162  
1973707129  
1974686142  
1975655157  
1976655156  
1977779119  
1978    
1979    
198096287  
198198584  
1982822116  
1983814115  
1984747134  
1985670174  
1986665181  
1987623212  
1988569264  
1989566293  
1990551333  
1991498393  
1992451486  
1993419550  
1994421543  
1995287918  
19962431,216  
19972041,540  
19981891,799  
19991791,943  
20001522,549  
20011103,431  
20021073,477  
20031024,160  
2004874,960  
Totals:  38,317 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Carter as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Carter appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 121 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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