The meaning of the name Carter is "Driver Of A Cart". The origin of the name Carter is English.
Carter is a family name, and also may be a given name. Carter is of Irish, Scottish and English origin and is an occupational name given to one who transports goods by cart or wagon originally believed to be of Gaelic and Celtic origins and a possible form of the name McCarter. Mc generally means son of. However, it is known to be from the Gaelic word cairt meaning cart, and ultimately from the Latin carettarius. It is the th most common surname in the United States, th most common in England, rd most common in Ireland, and th in Scotland.