What does Karson mean?
Karson /kar-son/ [2 sylls.] 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), Carl (#613), Kale (#972), Carsen and Karl. Variants like Karlton are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in the year 2010 (usage of 0.4405%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4009%, down 9%), with the versions Kale, Carl and Karl becoming less fashionable. Kason (#365), Karson (#330), Cason (#422) and Carson (#91) are four of the more chic birth names here, and there is a rekindling in birth name popularity for Carson. (2014 Birth Statistics)