Origin: English; Scottish
Alternate spellings: Carsen, Carsan, Karson
Carson is the perfect example of the surname name trend. It hovered near the bottom of the charts for decades, but shot to the top in the early 2000s. Without a doubt, the popularity of TV host Carson Daly in the late 1990s played a role in the meteoric rise, too. A new celebrity on the scene and the surname trend were enough to turn Carson into a new favorite with parents.
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Rank of Similar Names in 2008