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What does the name Mason mean?

The different meanings of the name Mason are:
  • French meaning: Bricklayer; stoneworker
  • English meaning: To make
  • English meaning: Worker in stone
  • French meaning: Stone*worker
  • Old French meaning: A stone mason
The meaning of the name “Mason” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: This given name was originally an occupational surname referring to those who worked with stones, the stone masons. Because of this origin, the meaning of the name is simply "one who works with stones" or "stoneworker". It is still a fairly common surname, but its use as a given name has been recorded on the up rise since the late 1900s in English-speaking countries. Derived from the French 'ma├žon' (bricklayer, stoneworker), connected with Old English 'macian' (to make).

There are a few popular variations of the name Mason. The most commonly seen are Mayson, Macen, Masen, and Maison. Some of these variations are used as feminine names rather than masculine names, although the name is predominantly masculine with very little recorded female usage at all. One of the most frequent short forms of the name is Mace or Mase.

The popularity of the name Mason saw a jump in usage in many countries in the late 1900s and early 2000s. Before these years, there is little to no recorded usage of Mason as a given name in any country. In 2011 and 2012 it was the 2nd most popular name in the US, while it reached the same level of popularity in Canada in 2013. In 2014 it was listed as the 3rd most popular name in the US, the 4th in New Zealand, the 5th in Canada, 11th in Scotland, 15th in Ireland, 19th in Australia, and the 29th in England and Wales. Also, Ireland and the Netherlands held this name within their top 100 most popular names in 2014.

Some of the famous celebrities and notable individuals who shared the name Mason include Mason Noise, a singer; Mason Ryan, a wrestler; Mason Plumlee, a basketball player; Mason Gamble, an actor; Mason Raymond, a hockey player; and Mason Jennings, a folk singer.