Carson Name Meaning

An adventurous name with polished vibes, Carson has some serious style points on his side. A name that blends in many of today’s top trends, it’s no wonder parents can’t get enough of him.

Originally a surname, Carson is a natural beside Parker and Logan in the classroom. In addition, C names for boys are all over the top of the charts with Carter, Cameron, and Conner just some of his popular cousins. He also has the in-demand -son suffix found in Jackson and Grayson.

Carson has had a few famous wearers in the spotlight like talk show hosts Carson Daly and Johnny Carson as well as sports star Carson Wentz. History buffs may also recognize him as the surname of Kit Carson, a spirited outdoorsman who inspired tales of bravery during the 19th century. This gives Carson a similar untamed side like Boone and Crockett.

Fit for a bright-eyed boy with fun on his mind, little Carson is packed with personality. He isn’t one to sit on the sidelines, always front and center with the action. He has a passionate spirit and isn’t afraid to devote his all to causes closest to his heart.

Carson has a few spelling alternatives to explore as well like Karson and Carsen if you’re looking to mix things up.

Infographic of Carson name meaning, which is Meaning son of Carr, Carson is a Scottish name.
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Carson Name Popularity

How popular is the name Carson? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 519 7 0.002%
1911 510 10 0.0027%
1912 721 11 0.0022%
1913 622 22 0.0039%
1914 532 51 0.0073%
1915 579 60 0.0066%
1916 576 62 0.0064%
1917 664 48 0.0048%
1918 605 65 0.0061%
1919 587 69 0.0066%
1920 690 50 0.0045%
1921 607 73 0.0064%
1922 604 78 0.007%
1923 629 68 0.0061%
1924 551 97 0.0084%
1925 586 78 0.0069%
1926 605 71 0.0065%
1927 599 73 0.0066%
1928 640 59 0.0055%
1929 807 30 0.0029%
1930 620 61 0.0058%
1931 677 45 0.0046%
1932 573 69 0.007%
1933 687 39 0.0042%
1934 684 42 0.0043%
1935 655 46 0.0047%
1936 590 61 0.0063%
1937 579 65 0.0066%
1938 649 49 0.0048%
1939 535 77 0.0076%
1940 597 64 0.006%
1941 697 41 0.0036%
1942 600 71 0.0056%
1943 588 75 0.0057%
1944 803 27 0.0022%
1945 661 49 0.004%
1946 590 79 0.0054%
1947 578 98 0.0059%
1948 600 82 0.0051%
1949 577 93 0.0058%
1950 652 71 0.0044%
1951 575 100 0.0059%
1952 621 81 0.0046%
1953 625 88 0.005%
1954 606 104 0.0057%
1955 683 73 0.004%
1956 801 46 0.0024%
1957 760 54 0.0028%
1958 847 39 0.0021%
1959 900 34 0.0018%
1960 811 47 0.0025%
1961 783 54 0.0029%
1962 963 26 0.0014%
1963 968 25 0.0014%
1964 818 45 0.0026%
1965 915 27 0.0017%
1966 851 36 0.0023%
1967 901 27 0.0018%
1968 774 49 0.0033%
1969 1,017 24 0.0016%
1970 983 30 0.0019%
1971 1,060 25 0.0017%
1972 1,018 27 0.002%
1973 831 51 0.0039%
1974 863 46 0.0035%
1975 840 53 0.0041%
1976 751 75 0.0058%
1977 769 73 0.0054%
1978 741 85 0.0063%
1979 745 88 0.0062%
1980 747 91 0.0062%
1981 720 97 0.0066%
1982 650 127 0.0085%
1983 652 122 0.0083%
1984 575 169 0.0114%
1985 564 196 0.0129%
1986 577 193 0.0128%
1987 589 190 0.0125%
1988 562 221 0.0142%
1989 493 331 0.0205%
1990 456 420 0.0253%
1991 423 494 0.0303%
1992 357 627 0.0393%
1993 346 668 0.0428%
1994 310 813 0.053%
1995 295 865 0.0574%
1996 276 986 0.0659%
1997 269 1,027 0.0694%
1998 217 1,454 0.0971%
1999 156 2,330 0.1556%
2000 119 3,229 0.2114%
2001 95 3,933 0.261%
2002 105 3,585 0.2392%
2003 89 4,853 0.319%
2004 101 4,376 0.2871%
2005 101 4,353 0.2847%
2006 87 5,001 0.3194%
2007 90 5,118 0.3244%
2008 89 5,121 0.3313%
2009 88 4,991 0.3339%
2010 82 5,092 0.3533%
2011 85 4,920 0.3453%
2012 87 4,589 0.322%
2013 90 4,523 0.3177%
2014 91 4,611 0.3165%
2015 89 4,744 0.326%
2016 81 4,904 0.3401%
2017 83 4,718 0.338%
2018 70 5,218 0.3798%
2019 82 4,489 0.3316%
2020 84 4,084 0.3209%

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Names Like Carson

If you like Carson, you’ll love these other names like Carson.


What names are diminutives of Carson?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Carson sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Carson, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Carr

From the swampy place.

Scandinavian

Sonny

Son

English


What names are variants of Carson?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Carson.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Carsan

Son of the marsh-dwellers

Scottish

Carsen

Son of the marsh-dwellers

Scottish

Cason

Son of the marsh-dwellers

Scottish

Karson

Son of Carr

American

Kason

Created name

American


What names sound like Carson?

If you like how Carson sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Carson.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Carsten
Carter

Cart user

English

Carvel

Swampy dwelling

French

Carvell

Swampy dwelling

French

Carver

One who carves wood

English

Christian

Follower of Christ

Latin

Garson

Son of Gar

English

Gerson

Exile

Hebrew

Karsten

A variant form of Christian.

Marsten

Town near the marsh

English

Marston

Town near the marsh

English


What names are similar to Carson?

Find a name that’s like Carson, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aiden

Little fire

Irish

Colton

Charcoal settlement

English

Declan

Full of goodness

Irish

Finn

Fair

Irish

Harrison

Son of Harry

English

Jackson

Son of Jack

English

Jameson

Son of James

English

Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

Marshall

Caretaker of horses

English

Preston

Priest's town

English


Lists With Carson

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Carson.


Siblings of Carson

Mamas with kids named Carson also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sawyer

Wood Cutter

English

14 Comments

  1. Carson is my maiden name. So his name has significant family meaning for both sides. Carson David Jones. Carson is my maiden name, David is my husbands middle name, my FIL’s name, and my husbands grandfathers middle name. And then Jones is our last name.

    It’s still hard getting used to it as a first name when it was my last name for 25 years.

  2. He is named after his grandpas, both of their middle names. I love his name and everything abouthim!

  3. It’s a family name. I think that it’s cute and not overly used. It sounds good with our first child whose name is Parker.

  4. It’s his grandpa on his dads sides middle name.

  5. I named my son Carson. I love the name. Although the name isn’t extremely unique, we still haven’t met many
    Carsons and I like that.

  6. Like the name, also a family name

  7. We loved the name Carson because it sounds current etc but also isn’t used that often.

  8. We liked Cooper and Carter but neither seemed to fit. Then we landed on Carson. Initially we liked the name, and after researching we learned it means “Christian“, which is our older son’s name. So it seemed special to connect them in that subtle way

  9. It was different and means courage. Goes well with his middle and last name

  10. We have a large family and looked at baby names since many we liked are already used.

  11. When we first found out we where pregnant my husband had mentioned the name carson right from the start for a boy and I absolutely loved it. We had a boy name picked out with no problem. We couldn’t decide on a girl name so it worked out that it was a boy.

  12. While dad and I were shopping one day, that name came to dads mind. He said “Carson….that’s it!!” And I too really loved that name for him. Carson Daniel, with his middle name being after my dad, who never had to actually had to be my dad. He raised me…which to me, makes him an incredible man and for that…I named my son after him. ?

  13. We chose the name Carson because it’s classic and adorable. Our last name is Campbell and being a teacher, I love alliterations! Carson Campbell for the win. 🙂

  14. Named after Eagles football player Carson Wentz.


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