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What does Carson mean?

Carson Pronunciation of Carson as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, old english, surname, legendary (mythology), 19th century, guide (leader), war


VARIANTS Carsan, Carsen, Cason, Karson, Kason



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How popular is Carson?

Carson is a somewhat popular first name for men (#774 out of 1220, Top 63%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#537 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Carson reached its highest position of #70 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Carson (#70 FROM RECENT DATA) are Karson (#265), Kason (#403), Cason (#550) and Carsen (#1258). Usage of these relations of Carson is at its highest presently (USAGE OF 0.44%). Carson, Karson, Kason and Cason are four of the more fashionable names for newborns among these.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Aaron, Aarron, Babson, Baron, Barron, Barton, Caidon, Camdon, Canyon, Cardin, Cardon, Carlin, Carlo, Carlos, Carlow, Carlsen, Carlson, Carlsson, Carmen, Carmin, Carrol, Carston, Carwyn, Caxton, Claron, Daron, Darron, Darton, Darwon (see Darwin), Dayson, Faron, Farron, Garion, Garon, Garron, Garson, Garton, Gerson, Hanson, Hardon, Harmon, Haron, Haroon, Jacson, Jaison, Jarron, Jason, Jaxson, Jayson, Karlson, Laron, Larron, Larson, Lawson, Mardon, Marion, Marsdon, Marshon, Marston, Marton, Orson, Parsons, Pearson, Person, Rawson, Samson, Tamson, Tanson, Taron, Tarron, Tayson, Urson, Vardon, Warton and Watson. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carson.

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