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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Carson McCullers, southern gothic writer best known for her novel "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter." Also wrote short stories, including "A Member of the Wedding," which was made into a film.

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Carson is Phoebe Cates character in the movie 'Shag'.
Carson Drew: the name of Nancy Drew's father in the book series.

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