Quick Facts on Karsyn
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Characteristics of Karsyn
Etymology & Historical Origin - Karsyn
Karsyn is an American coinage created as a feminine form of the popular boy’s name Carson. Carson is the transferred use of a Scottish surname with unknown origins most likely derived from a place name (although the “-son” suffix would suggest a patronymic origin). The surname was first recorded as a’Carsan in the 13th century but is believed to have originated with an ancient Galloway clan of the Scottish Lowlands (the southwestern most region of Scotland). As such, the name is probably of Brythonic origin (i.e., ancient Briton/Celtic origin from the same branch as the Welsh or Cornish rather than the Gaelic branch). So the meaning of this name seems to be lost to history. What we do know of the medieval Carsons is that a one Morris Carson was appointed to the position of Bailiff of the Isle of Man around 1100 by the Scottish King and later became high-ranking administrators of Dumfries in Galloway (one of them even seized the castle of Dumfries in 1305). The Carson Clan was apparently known for their ferociousness and strength, qualities needed to survive the border areas of England in medieval times to be sure. The clan motto is “Ne m'oubliez” (Don’t forget me). While we’re on the Scottish topic, you might also be interested to know that “carson” is the Scottish-Gaelic word for “Why?” (as in “wherefore, for what reason?”), for example, the Scottish-Gaelic term “carson seo” translates to “What’s the big idea?” So at least we can give you one concrete meaning behind the word “carson”. Usage of the name Carson as a given name, however, was inspired by American frontiersman Kit Carson (1809-1868) who made important contributions to the westward expansion of the United States during the days of the Wild Wild West. Once Carson became a Top 100 favorite baby boy’s in the United States, American parents invented a new version for their baby girls in the form of Karsyn.
Popularity of the Name Karsyn
Karsyn is a pretty new coinage in the United States; the name only first appeared on the female Top 1000 list in 2008. It’s representative of one of those “kutesy” respellings American parents are so fond of. And Karsyn serves the double purpose of guaranteeing it for the little girls. Carson is a rather masculine sounding name with the strong “Kar” first syllable with the “son” prefix. But when you see it on paper as Karsyn it just looks all girly-girl. The irony is, of course, that the two names are pronounced exactly the same way. Carson is akin to other “C” surnames dominating the American boy’s naming charts today: Connor, Colton, Cooper, Carter. We have to agree that Carson sounds the most gender-neutral out of the bunch and the spelling of Karsyn is just oh, so, too precious. After all, as they would say in Scotland, "Carson seo?"
Popularity of the Girl Name Karsyn
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Karsyn
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Karsyn
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Popular Songs on Karsyn
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Karsyn
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Famous People Named Karsyn
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Children of Famous People Named Karsyn
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Karsyn - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Karsyn
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Karsyn