Meaning The carpenter. 'carpentier,' a worker in wood.
Origin English, Dutch, Irish, South african

Rank 211 (2000 US census) 189 (1990 US census)
Count 127,073 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 88.07%, or 111913 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 8.13%, or 10331 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.45%, or 572 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.6%, or 762 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.32%, or 1677 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.43%, or 1817 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Surnames that make great first names

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Ukrainian middle names

Ukrainian middle names form the same way as Russian ones, except that for girls, the patronymic ending is '-ivna' rather than '-ovna' or '-evna.' Follow the Russian middle names link to get any additional information.

Shortest baby names

We analyzed the first names reported in the United States starting from the year 1880. There were no one character names. We did find 10 two character names.

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