Did you know that people actually develop an impression of others based on their name alone?
In fact, your baby’s name can even influence how he feels about himself.
No wonder picking out the perfect name for your kid is such a big deal!
It’s no surprise that people Google name ideas for hours trying to find the best fit for their new little bundle of joy. The only problem is, if you spend all your time focusing on a great first name, you might not leave yourself a lot of time to find the perfect middle name!
That’s why I’ve been putting together my How To Pick A Middle Name series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name to go with any first name.
Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a boy named Carter.
I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.
Hope it helps!
Middle name ideas for a boy named Carter
Let’s get right into the list.
Here are some of my favorite ideas — and real picks from real parents of real Carters! Use it as a guide, inspiration, a jumping off point, or just a fun read.
My favorite middle names for Carter are Carter Grayson and Carter Grant. I think there’s something nice sounding about the hard G middle names that go great with Carter.
But there are plenty more options out there, so I encourage you to explore more names until you find “the one.”
Meaning of the name Carter
According to BabyCenter, Carter is a name of English origin that was traditionally used as the last name of people who drove carts.
It literally means, “cart driver,” or “one who drives carts.”
The name Carter came in at number 19 on the popularity list for boy’s names of 2020.
It also has some Irish origin as the derivative, reduced form of McCarter. Although popularly used as a boy’s name, this name can also work for girls too.
Some famous Carters are celebrities Carter Mark Jenkins and female DJ Carter Cruise. It’s also the last name of President Jimmy Earl Carter.
By no means is that an exhaustive list, but I hope it helps you on your search.
Before you go, check out more of my favorite guides for new parents like:
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Hope this helps!