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Meh on boys, ugly on girls. Too surname-y. Though I prefer this to any spelling like Carsyn or Karson which are so much worse. Again, not a girl's name. Not because I don't think it's unisex, I just hate it in general. So many prettier unisex names.
namespanela78  1/9/2021
This name is very bad, and I hate it.
wheelbarrow4  12/28/2020
iwantaname  12/16/2020
Like naming your daughter Madison. It's all in the culture/environment. Madison is technically a boys' name but now it is a girls'. You can name your daughter Carson, though I most certainly would stay away.
User_5643  11/30/2020
I like this name for either gender, but especially for a girl. I think it sounds super cool and awesome!
Breathe J.  10/23/2020
I would name a kid after Carson McCullers, my favorite author. So...not a bad name for a girl or a boy in my opinion.
noisynora  9/2/2020
Carson was my grandfather born in 1901. I was 21 when I lost him. He taught me what fatherly love was. My son never met him but when his first child was born a daughter, Carson was a high honor to give her. A name is not about famous people, how it's spelled. It's a tradition, she has generations of stories about how she was given her name Carson. Let go of social media and boys vs girls- their names have a life to live and a strength and ancestry.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2020
As a girl name?! Yuck.
Anders1234  6/27/2020
At first I thought it sounded a bit childish, but then I thought of Carson Daly (his names go well together). For a more recent name, it's quite decent. However, I really hate the cutesy spellings like "Karsyn". Please stick with the original.
wa85  6/24/2020
Too surname-ish for my taste. Sounds even worse on a girl.
someone-  5/22/2020
Carson King is a youtuber that goes by the screen name CallMeCarson.
harvvv  1/10/2020
Carson Wentz is an NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles.
dex80  12/4/2019
This name is something- I LOVE the name.
Carson773  10/15/2019
Wait, people use this on GIRLS? Man I didn't think America was that dumb :P.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2019
The meaning is not uncertain. It is a originated from a surname, and as for the meaning, it means “Son of Car”, just like Madison, Addison, Emerson, Mason, Jason, Grayson, Lawson, Harrison, Morrison, but Allison is an exception, since it wasn’t originated from a surname and does not mean “Son of Alice” and Allison is a feminine name. Carson is a masculine name derived from a surname meaning “Son of Car”. Carson can be used as a male's name or a females name, but usually used more as a masculine name.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2019
One female Carson is the illustrator & author Carson Ellis. She won the Caldecott medal in 2017 for her book Du Iz Tak.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2018
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Carson who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 707th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 11 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Carson who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 3, 016th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2018
Carson is a bit surname-ish, but it's a very handsome name. I think it's silly to name a girl this.
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
I always think of Johnny Carson. Love him!
That70sShowGeek  7/31/2018
Boy name and surname.
Luvbug86  7/8/2018
Carson is a surname in my opinion.

This name is only linked with a Downton Abbey character in my mind (the butler Mr Carson).

I love this Tv series and I like that character but I would never use it as given name... maybe on a pet but I have better names and links.
Felie  5/31/2018
Mr Carson (Charles Carson) is the butler in the famous period-drama series "Downton Abbey".
Felie  5/31/2018
A famous bearer is Ben Carson (full name: Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr.), a retired neurosurgeon and former candidate for the Republican nomination of the 2016 presidential election.
Whipsmart  11/26/2016
Sounds great as a boy's name. Terrible for a girl.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2016
I like this name quite a lot for boys and girls. Though I do associate it mostly with girls, I still think it can work for boys. It just sounds so pleasing to the ears, and it has femininity but it's also strong and tough.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2016
The name Carson was given to 177 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Personally, I like Carson more as a feminine name. Not just because my girlfriend is named that, but because I think it fits better.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2016
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
I just don't like this name in general. It reminds me of Ben Carson, someone I despise.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2016
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
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
My name is Carson and I believe this name is lead me to my success in life.
Carson Lueders  11/1/2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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 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
Carson Beckett was the doctor on Stargate: Atlantis. He died in an explosion though. (Sniff, Sniff.)
egyptianpanda  7/13/2008
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
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
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
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
Carson was cheer captain in 'Bring It On: in it to win it'.
Sam7747855  2/20/2008
I like this name for a girl, but I prefer it spelled Carsyn to make it feminine.
jasmineenimsaj  2/19/2008
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
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 think the name Carson is an amazing name, for a boy AND a girl.
Viktoriya  10/20/2007
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
Carson is an awesome, cool name for a BOY.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2006
I agree with previous comments: THIS NAME IS MASCULINE!
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
I like the name Carson. I think Carson is a good name for a boy or a girl.
skatergirl2  7/31/2006
I agree, 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 love this name! How could it be a girl's name? It just doesn't make sense to me.
CamilleTheGreat  6/20/2006
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
Carson Daly is the famous MTV host.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
Carson Kressley is the fashion expert on the American television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006
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

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