Karter

Karter - A very unique male name



  Nov 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Karter, meaning transporter of goods by cart, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1997 on position #2969. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Karter and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Karter? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Karter. The baby boy name Karter was given to 851 baby boys in 2012, ranking #348 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,928 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Karter peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 348.



Famous with this name

Josh Karter
Kenzie Karter
Ehsane Sadek Karter


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Karter is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Karter is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #170 - and is the least popular in California at position #685.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Karter is where you live.


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Karter origin and meaning

Karter is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means transporter of goods by cart. To see famous people named Karter, pop culture references for the name Karter and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Karter

We've found the following names that sound similar to Karter, sorted by popularity.

Karder /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012348
2011392
2010439
2009564
2008656
2007796
2006845
2005902
20041125
20031075
20021385
20011288
20002101
19992463
19983428
19972969

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia170
New Hampshire179
Maryland184
Indiana189
Louisiana195
Alabama201
South Carolina205
North Dakota205
Idaho206
Ohio221
Kentucky222
Montana243
Missouri247
Nebraska249
Mississippi261
Maine264
Arkansas265
Pennsylvania275
Michigan276
Iowa277
Tennessee280
West Virginia280
Oklahoma287
Georgia295
Illinois316
North Carolina338
Utah346
Kansas350
Arizona416
Texas437
Washington461
Wisconsin469
Florida484
Oregon485
Massachusetts499
Minnesota499
New York556
Virginia657
Colorado661
New Jersey676
California685

Even more about Karter


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Karter a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Karter?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Karter
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,928
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1997
2012 births +851

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