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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.


Karson has 2 variants: Carsan and Carsen.

Karson has 14 more related forms via Carson, Karl: Cason, Karel, Karlan, Karle, Karlens, Karli, Karlin, Karlo, Karlos, Karlton, Karol, Karoly, Karrel and Kason.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Karsonne, Karsonny, ..

(female) Karsonna, Karsonni, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Karson for boys. Karson was first listed in 1992 and reached its apex rank of #330 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karson name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karson outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Karson and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Karson (#330 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Carson (#91 last year), Kason (#365), Cason (#422), Carsen (#1001), Karl (#1160), Karlos, Karlton and Karol. Other variants, like Carsan, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Karson was widespread among parents in the year 2013 (average #1036) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1041, up 1.1%), but with the version Karl falling out of fashion. The trendier boy names in this compilation are Karson, Kason, Cason, Carsen and Carson.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karson, Carsen, Carson, Cason, Karl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karlos, Karlton, Karol, Kason in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carson, Karl outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Aaron, Babson, Baron, Barron, Barton, Cardon, Carlson, Caron, Carston, Darion, Daron, Darton, Darwon (see Darwin), Dawson, Dayson, Faron, Farron, Garmon, Garon, Garron, Garson, Garton, Gerson, Hardon, Harmon, Jacson, Jaison, Jakson, Janson, Jaron, Jarron, Jaxson, Jayson, Kadon, Kaemon, Kamdon, Kamron, Kanon, Karlsen, Karlson, Karlsson, Karmen, Kaydon, Kyron, Laron, Larron, Larson, Larsson, Lawson, Mardon, Marion, Marlon, Marshon, Marston, Marton, Mason, Maxson, Orson, Parson, Parsons, Pearson, Person, Rawson, Samson, Sanson, Tamson, Tanson, Taron, Taroon, Tarron, Tayson, Urson, Vardon, Warton and Watson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karson.