What does Karson mean?
Karson /kar-son/ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Karson) is of Old German origin, and Karson means "son of the marsh-dwellers; free man". Karson is a version of Carson (Scottish, Old English): mainly Scottish surname. Karson is also a variation of Karl (Old German): German variant of Charles.
How popular is Karson?
Karson is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#35522 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Karson for boys. Karson was first listed in 1999 and reached its apex rank of #330 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Karson and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Karson (#330 last year) listed in the Top 1000 are Carson (#91 last year), Kason (#365), Cason (#422), Carsen and Karl. Other variants, like Karlton, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Karson was widespread among parents presently (average #534), except for the version Karl which has become less fashionable. Kason, Karson, Cason and Carson are four of the more chic birth names here, and there is a rekindling in birth name popularity for Carson. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended similar baby names are Aaron, Babson, Baron, Barron, Cardon, Caron, Darton, Darwon, Dayson, Garmon, Garon, Garron, Garson, Jarron, Karlsson, Laron, Larsson, Mardon, Marshon, Mason, Parsons, Person, Sanson, Tarron and Warton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karson.