Carlson is a variant of the name Carl (English, German, and Scandinavian).
Carlson is not widely used as a baby name for boys. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly related to Carlson, Carl was the most commonly used.
† Pronunciation for Carlson: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"