Rank 110th Boy Name

In 2022, the name Carson was 110th most popular baby name for boys and 171st most popular baby name overall. In 2022, 3,558 babies were named Carson in the United States. The gender distribution for "Carson" is 95.3% male and 4.7% female.

In 2022, 1 out of every 945 babies in the United States were named Carson. In a classroom of 30 students, there is approximately a 3.1% chance that another student would have the same name. Today, the average age of someone named Carson is around 16 to 17 years old.

The name "Carson" is well know, but not overly common.

The most common nickname for Carson is .

Carson Meaning & Origin

Carson is a name of Irish and Scottish origin, meaning "son of the marsh-dwellers", evoking connotations of natural wilderness, resilience, and a strong connection to land and water.

The name Carson is described as adventurous, sophisticated and charming.


Carson is pronounced kaw-sun in English. The name Carson has 6 letters and 2 syllables.

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Name Trends (1972 to Present)

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Fun Facts about Carson

  • The name Carson was used as a title character's name in the popular television series "Downton Abbey". The character, Charles Carson, was the butler of the household.

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