US Popularity:179
Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Son of Carr
Carson is a gender-neutral name of Scottish and Irish origins that’s certainly revving up for its moment in the limelight. A surname-turned-first name, Carson means “son of Carr,” and sports a pinch of old-western charm thanks to American frontiersman Kit Carson. The classic name also pulls ahead of siblings Karson, Kason, and Cason, airing a no-fuss spelling and style that’s sure to be a winner for parents. With an etymology that reminds baby of their lineage, Carson still maintains a modernness that stands the test of time.

Famous People Named Carson

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Ben Carson
    Presidential Candidate
  • Carson Daly
    TV Host
  • Johnny Carson
    Comedian, Talk Show Host

Carson Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Carson is currently #680 on The Bump
Boy:Carson is currently #389 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Carson is currently #495 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Carson is currently #179 in U.S. births
Boy:Carson is currently #111 in U.S. births
Girl:Carson is currently #1236 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 212
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.

Search Gender-Neutral Baby Names

Search by:

  • Name or Meaning
  • Filter
  • Letter