Carson: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Carson

Carson

Pronunciation: KAHR-sən (key)

Origin of the name Carson:

Transferred use of the surname meaning “Carr’s son.” The name Carr is of several derivations. It is from the Middle English and Scottish car, carre (marsh, mossy place), from the Welsh caer (a fort), and from the Gaelic carr (rock).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Carson: | Edit

Meaning - Swamp dweller

Personal experiences with the name Carson: | Edit

There is a boy at my school with this name.
I have A total crush on a boy at school named Carson he's the quarterback my names ausybear

We named our son Carson Michael. The name fits him so well he is a little charmer and very funny. We call him Car-mike for short

Nicknames for Carson: | Edit

-Carr
Case-
Car Car
Carsy-onius
Carbar
Kirby
Carcinogen
Carmichael
Carby
Carbear
Nascarson
Carmike

Meanings and history of the name Carson: | Edit

Influenced during the 19th century by legendary Missouri frontiersman, Kit Carson. Carson City, the capital of Nevada, was named in his honor. Known today for television personality Carson Daly. A unisex name.
Carson was the 87th most popular boys name in the country last year, placing it between such trendy names as Tristan and Jaden. That's the most popular it's ever been in the 126 years the government has been keeping track.

That's according to an Enquirer analysis of baby name data from the U.S. Social Security Administration, which releases its annual list of the most popular baby names every year around Mother's Day.-

Famous real-life people named Carson: | Edit

Carson Palmer
Carson Cooman
Carson Daly
Carson McCullers for girls

Carson in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Carson Drew" is Nancy Drew's father.
"Dr. Carson Beckett" is a character on the tv series Stargate: Atlantis.
"Mr. Carson" Downton Abby
-Band Called "Drive like Carson"
Singer and song writers Jeff Carson and Jason Carson (no relation)-

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