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Carson is a baby name of Scottish/Irish and Scandinavian origin that has been in the top 100 boy’s names since 2006. Although the Scottish/Irish meaning is uncertain, the Scandinavian meaning is “son of marsh-dwellers”.

Meaning of the name Carson:

Scottish: uncertain meaning, may be related to a name meaning riverside
Scandinavian: son of marsh-dwellers

Origin of the name Carson:

Carson is a Scottish and Irish name derived from a surname of uncertain meaning although it may be related to the Scottish name Cars meaning “riverside”. It is also a Scandinavian name meaning “son of marsh-dwellers”.

Symbolism of the name Carson:

The marsh is symbolic of fertility and growth in many ancient cultures. The marsh is vital to a healthy ecosystem because it can absorb extra rainwater and prevent flooding.

Style of the name Carson:


Gender of the name Carson:

Carson is a name primarily used for boys, but there are some girls who have the name as well.

Pronunciation of the name Carson:


Number of syllables in the name Carson:


Emotion evoked from the name Carson:

Carson evokes feelings of hard work and honesty.

Alternative spellings for the name Carson:

Karsen, Karson, Karsyn

Nicknames for the name Carson:

  • Car
  • Cari 
  • Cars
  • Son
  • Sonny

Popularity of the name Carson:

According to the Social Security Administration, Carson is a common name but it jumped into the top 100 baby names in 2006 and is still going strong as of 2020.

Related names for the name Carson:

Great middle names for the name Carson and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Carson:

  • Carson McCullers (American author)
  • Carson Daly (American TV host)
  • Carson Kressley (American TV host)
  • Carson Palmer (American football player)

Carsons in popular culture:

  • Carson Wells (film, “No Country for Old Men”)
  • Carson Drew (literature, Nancy Drew series)
  • Charles Carson (television, “Downton Abbey”)
  • Carson (Australian band)
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