Meaning and name origin
Carson \c(a)-rson, car-son\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Carson), is pronounced KAR-sen. It is of Scottish and Old English origin, and the meaning of Carson is "son of the marsh-dwellers". Mainly Scottish surname. The first known bearer was a certain Robert de Carsan in the 13th century. In America, legendary Missouri frontiersman Kit Carson (19th century) was a scout and guide in the exploration of the West as well as an important factor in the Mexican War. Carson City, Nevada was named for him, and to this day, an aura of rakishness and daring clings to the name. TV hosts Johnny Carson, and Carson Daly.
Carson is a somewhat popular first name for males (#774 out of 1220, Top 63%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#472 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Carson for boys. Carson reached its highest rank of #80 in the U.S. in 2010. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Carson and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Carson (#91), Karson (#330), Kason (#365), Cason (#422) and Carsen. (2014 statistics).