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Also the surname of famed biologist Rachel Carson. Carson is also the Scots Gaelic word for "wherefore" ("why"), as in "But wherefore could I not pronounce 'amen'?".
-- gaelruadh19  5/2/2005
Carson Kressley is the fashion expert on the American television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2006
Carson Daly is the famous MTV host.
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2006
I read somewhere that Carson was Old English meaning "Son of Carr". I like the name Carson and am surprised at how many girls lately are being Carson. Too boyish for me.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
I love this name! How could it be a girl's name? It just doesn't make sense to me.
-- CamilleTheGreat  6/20/2006
I agree, Carson is such a masculine name and I am also surprised how many girls are being named Carson now.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2006
I like the name Carson. I think Carson is a good name for a boy or a girl.
-- skatergirl2  7/31/2006
I agree with previous comments: THIS NAME IS MASCULINE!
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
Carson is an awesome, cool name for a BOY.
-- Anonymous User  10/11/2006
The name Carson has traditionally had a feminine connotation (see Carson McCullers, author of "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"). In the last few years, with the popularity of Carson Palmer and Carson Daly, it has become an overly trendy boy's name.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2006
I think the name Carson is an amazing name, for a boy AND a girl.
-- Viktoriya  10/20/2007
Not exactly a famous bearer, but Addison on Private Practice said it was her favorite name, since it worked for a boy or girl.

I think I prefer it for a boy, though. Carson Drew was Nancy Drew's dad in the Nancy Drew series.
-- Anonymous User  11/4/2007
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this name for a girl. It's so sweet. I wish I'd thought of this name sooner than I did or I'd have named one of my girls Carson.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
I like this name for a girl, but I prefer it spelled Carsyn to make it feminine.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/19/2008
Carson was cheer captain in 'Bring It On: in it to win it'.
-- Sam7747855  2/20/2008
I think that just because Carson ends in -son means it's masculine. Take Allison for example, it ends in -son but it is no way masculine.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/22/2008
This is one of my favorite names! I think this name can work for both boys and girls. It's really nice, pretty and simple but still sort of unusual and unique at the same time. I like the spelling 'Carsyn' too, as someone else already pointed out. I love this name!
-- Peachie  5/7/2008
What is it with people today, thinking a name like Carson is suitable for females? What are American people on? This name is definitely masculine, in a rather boyish way, but masculine all the same. It makes me think of a guy somewhere between ages 16 and 23 who is fun-loving and energetic. Unfortunately, it also reminds me of Carson Daly. I also don't think this is the best name for any grown-up. It works for young guys, but not older guys. It doesn't strike me as a mature name somehow. For girls, this is awful. At most, it might work on a tomboy. But once the girl is 14, no matter what she looks like, the name will sound asinine on her.
-- slight night shiver  5/18/2008
I think this is a bad name for a boy and an awful name for a girl! What makes it even worse? Spelling it Carsyn! Yuck.
-- Emerson  6/28/2008
Carson Beckett was the doctor on Stargate: Atlantis. He died in an explosion though. (Sniff, Sniff.)
-- egyptianpanda  7/13/2008
I can hardly believe most of you. Carson can work for a boy OR girl. What are YOU gonna do if someone names their daughter Carson, huh? MAKE them change it? Refuse to speak to a complete stranger because their name is Carson and they're female? Yeah, I didn't think so.

On a lighter note, the name Carson makes me think of a dark-haired boy or blonde girl.
-- krazykels  7/28/2008
I have read that it means "dweller by the marsh". I have dwelt by a couple of marshes at times. It is more pleasant than one might think because of the abundance of wildlife.
---"Kit" Carson.
-- Qet  9/21/2008
I think that it is a great name for boys and that if you know them as they are growing up that it will grow well with them into manhood.

As for naming a girl Carson or Carsyn I do not like it. I think that it is too trendy and just not my personal choice. But to each his own. But creatively spelled names just are not my cup of tea either. I think that it ruins a great name.
-- chrissylynn_26  11/23/2008
I kind of like this name for a boy. To me it's strictly masculine. It is way too harsh for a girl.
-- number1212  12/17/2008
For a girl I definitely imagine someone who is very outgoing. And a cute nickname is Car (again, for a girl).
-- krazykels  12/30/2008
I think this is a horrible name, mainly because it causes me to envision Carson Daley every time I hear it. He's ruined the name for me.
-- faye  1/24/2009
Carson McCullers was a novelist. She wrote "Ballad of the Sad Cafe" and "Member of the Wedding." I think it sounds pretty cool for a girl, if only for her.
-- TheDreadedSockMonkey  10/18/2009
I don't like this name. It sounds harsh, and it has a number of annoying namesakes, like Carson Daly and Carson Kressley. It's even worse on a girl, since this name doesn't even sound feminine.
-- bananarama  3/27/2010
Don't name your daughter Carson! That's horrible. Carson is handsome and strong on a male; on a female, it's brutal.
-- alicehartley4884  9/26/2010
It's cool on a guy, but horrible on a girl. Sure, a boyish name might sound edgy and fun... until the girl grows up.
-- Chrila96  12/29/2010
One of my best friends is named Carson but she spells it Karsyn. I love the name and I like how it is unique (Or at least it is for where I live) and how she spells it.
-- Pheebles12  5/13/2012
Isn't it ironic how all these names ending in SON are being used for girls these days?
-- Anonymous User  3/9/2013
True say! I'm confused why girls get these kind of names instead of boys? Don't parents think it would suit a boy favorably more?
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2014
I'm not a big fan of last names as first names, but this seems even less like a first name to me than some other last names that are used as first names. Sir Edward Carson was a Victorian attorney famous for his role in Oscar Wilde's conviction and imprisonment and Mr. Carson is the butler on "Downtown Abbey," so my impression of the name Carson is of a stuffy old man.
-- Marauder  8/30/2014
It bugs me so much seeing comments on how “brutal” the name Carson on a girl is. Especially how spelling it Carsyn, is annoying. Some people have been given this name, and have to grow up with it. I in fact kind of like my name (Carsyn). And names that end in SON are not just for boys. I think AddiSON, and MadiSON are both very feminine names. Emerson too, but I've heard boys named it. Anyways, I like the name Carson on a girl, I think it's kinda cute.
-- Carsyn  9/13/2015
Carson Drew, father of the famous detective Nancy Drew.
-- Hero76  9/25/2015
I like this name, it is really simple and casual.
-- Alexia09  9/25/2015
My name is Carson and I believe this name is lead me to my success in life.
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UChlj1xhT1TskfIGjVmP-6BA
-- Carson Lueders  11/1/2015
It is alright to dislike a name, but do not think that others who bear this name hate it, or that their parents were messed up in the head when they named their son OR daughter. I know Carson's who are both male and female who love their name, and they do not let other people dictate whether or not their name is acceptable. On a lighter note, I absolutely adore this name. It works well on both genders and honestly, if a girl bears the name but it's spelt like the "guy's version", then what difference does it make? It's still beautiful, just like alternate spellings are to other's. Also, I personally think the name works well with musicians. I know a few wonderful musicians who bear this name.
-- CreativelyMusical  1/2/2016
I personally think it can be for girls or boys. Girls may start to not like the name because it is known for being for guys, but it makes them unique and it's special. The name is good for boys, it works for anyone because it's a cool name, not tough. If you play it right as a girl it can even be cute!







By the way I'm a girl with the name Carson.
-- StealthyChibi  1/21/2016
I just don't like this name in general. It reminds me of Ben Carson, someone I despise.
-- actingfun  4/10/2016
I like the name Carson. I'm a girl and my name is Carson. I only know two boys named Carson. All other Carsons I know are girls.
-- car_K  4/21/2016
Personally, I like Carson more as a feminine name. Not just because my girlfriend is named that, but because I think it fits better.
-- Taylor620  4/21/2016

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