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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • English: transporter of goods by cart

What does Karter mean and stand for?

The name Karter is of English origin and means "transporter of goods by cart." It is a modern variation of the name Carter.

Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Karter

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : occupational name for a carder (someone who prepares wool for spinning), from Middle High German karter.


According to Social Security Administration data, Karter has been steadily increasing in popularity since breaking the top 200 in 2014. It actually surpassed the 200s entirely, jumping from 300 in 2013 to 194 in 2014. Its brother spelling, Carter, is still much more popular.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Karter was at its peak popularity in February 2019.

Karter has become more popular for people who love Carter and also want to follow the Kardashian trend of adding K in place of a C sound. Karter is rapidly increasing in popularity despite its lack of notable namesakes and presence in pop culture.

Where is it Popular?

Karter was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Karter

  • Kar
  • Karton
  • Karty

Pairs well with these middle names

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