Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Cart Driver
Main Origin Language: English
(Or View Carter Girl)

In 2017 the name Carter...

• was given to 9,753 baby boys
• was the 24th most popular name for baby boys
• was 59% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Ohio, Wyoming, and West Virginia
• was least popular in Hawaii, New Mexico, and California
• a unisex name which was given to boys 94% of the time
• was about as popular as David and Wyatt
Babies Named Carter Born Per Year
Created by
Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Carter...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2015
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1979
• is 5936% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 903% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Fisher, Porter, Cannon, Avery, Sofia, Averi
• has the most opposite popularity history to Joseph, Patrick, Jessie, Margarita, Kathrine, Elizabeth
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Carter Per State
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Geographically the name Carter...

• 48% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Parker, Grayson, Cooper, Kinsley, Harper, Reagan
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Aaron, Alejandro, Mateo, Sofia, Vanessa, Michelle
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Carter by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Carter are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Carter will be the only kid named Carter in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Carter compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Carter rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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