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 'maçon' (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.
Pronunciation: (MAY sun) Form of: Itself (Mason) Celebrity Names & Famous real-life people:
Mason Williams, American guitarist and composer
Mason Walker Crosby, professional American football placekicker
Mason Wilson Gamble, an American actor
Mason Gaffney, an American economist
Mason Jennings, an American pop-folk singer-songwriter
Mason Raymond, a Canadian professional ice hockey player
Mason Unck, an American professional football player
Mason Dash Disick, son of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Mason Wilkerson, son of actress Melissa Joan Hart.
Considering Mason as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Mason for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Mason is a unisex name, used as a boy name and a girl name.
The name Mason is of French, Hebrew, Latin origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Mason we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Mason Name Meaning
The meaning of Mason has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. 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
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Mason and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Mason and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Mason is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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The name Mason is in the following categories: American Names, Biblical Names, English Names, Occupational Names, Old English Names, Popular Names, Surnames Names, Unisex Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Mason. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Mason, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Mason
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Mason displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Mason Boy Name Popularity Chart
Mason Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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