Mason Name Meaning

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A Deep Dive

Mason Overview

Meaning

Stone worker

Gender

Boy, Gender-neutral

Origin

Old French

Etymology

Derived from an English occupational surname meaning “stone worker” or “builder.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈmeɪ.sən/

Popularity

Mason saw a significant rise in popularity in the early 21st century, often ranking within the top 10 boys’ names in the United States.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

8 (Practical, Ambitious, Materialistic)

Name Styles

Classic, Modern, Cool, Cute, Occupational

Associated Traits

Strong, dependable, hardworking, creative
A Deep Dive

Mason Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Mayson, Maison, Masen, Masyn, Maysen, Maeson

Common Nicknames

Mase, Masey, Son

Diminutives

Mas, Mae, Sonny

Famous People

  • Mason Gamble
    (American Actor)
  • Mason Greenwood
    (English Soccer Player)
  • Mason Ramsey
    (American Singer)
  • Mason Crosby
    (American Football Player)
  • Mason Musso
    (American Musician)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Mason Evans Jr.
    ("Boyhood," Film)
  • Perry Mason
    ("Perry Mason," TV Series)
  • Mason Verger
    ("Hannibal," Novel)
  • "Mason & Dixon"
    (Novel)
  • Mason Lockwood
    ("The Vampire Diaries," TV Series)

Places

  • Mason City
    (Iowa, USA)
  • Mason City
    (Illinois, USA)
  • Mason County
    (Michigan, USA)
  • Mason Neck State Park
    (Virginia, USA)
  • Mason River
    (Kansas, USA)
  • Mason Island
    (Connecticut, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Mason?

Mason means “stone worker” or “one who works with stone.” This name suggests a personality that is strong and reliable, often seen as hardworking and dependable, embodying a sense of craftsmanship and perseverance.

What Is the Origin of The Name Mason?

Mason has English origins. It originally referred to someone who worked as a stone mason, a skilled trade in medieval times. Over time, the surname became a given name and has been used widely in English-speaking countries.

Mason Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Mason in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#182021#242022#292023
Top 3 Rankings#22011#22012#32014

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Mason

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202329
(-5 from 2022)
7237
(-789 from 2022)
0.39522
202224
(-6 from 2021)
8026
(-1059 from 2021)
0.42852
202118
(-7 from 2020)
9085
(-1022 from 2020)
0.48489
202011
(-2 from 2019)
10107
(-1365 from 2019)
0.54642
20199
No change from 2018
11472
(-1042 from 2018)
0.59695
20189
(-2 from 2017)
12514
(-1081 from 2017)
0.64381
20177
(-3 from 2016)
13595
(-1689 from 2016)
0.68692
20164
(-1 from 2015)
15284
(-1377 from 2015)
0.75453
20153
No change from 2014
16661
(-554 from 2014)
0.81494
20143
(+1 from 2013)
17215
(-509 from 2013)
0.84008
20134
(-2 from 2012)
17724
(-1267 from 2012)
0.87712
20122
No change from 2011
18991
(-533 from 2011)
0.93590
20112
(+10 from 2010)
19524
(+4671 from 2010)
0.96110
201012
(+22 from 2009)
14853
(+4163 from 2009)
0.72298
200934
(+1 from 2008)
10690
(+201 from 2008)
0.50403
200835
(+2 from 2007)
10489
(-284 from 2007)
0.48105
200737
(+3 from 2006)
10773
(+360 from 2006)
0.48635
200640
(+2 from 2005)
10413
(+641 from 2005)
0.47497
200542
(+9 from 2004)
9772
(+1153 from 2004)
0.45935
200451
(+3 from 2003)
8619
(+722 from 2003)
0.40783
200354
(-1 from 2002)
7897
(+19 from 2002)
0.37584
200253
No change from 2001
7878
(+431 from 2001)
0.38120
200153
(+11 from 2000)
7447
(+931 from 2000)
0.36004
200064
(+7 from 1999)
6516
(+1065 from 1999)
0.31202
199971
(+12 from 1998)
5451
(+793 from 1998)
0.26734
199883
(+6 from 1997)
4658
(+390 from 1997)
0.22972
199789
(+15 from 1996)
4268
(+386 from 1996)
0.21364
1996104
(-2 from 1995)
3882
(+251 from 1995)
0.19374
1995102
(+23 from 1994)
3631
(+829 from 1994)
0.18052
1994125
(+12 from 1993)
2802
(+328 from 1993)
0.13746
1993137
(+12 from 1992)
2474
(+274 from 1992)
0.11978
1992149
(+10 from 1991)
2200
(+165 from 1991)
0.10480
1991159
(+49 from 1990)
2035
(+557 from 1990)
0.09600
1990208
(+32 from 1989)
1478
(+380 from 1989)
0.06868
1989240
(-5 from 1988)
1098
(+72 from 1988)
0.05239
1988235
(+33 from 1987)
1026
(+209 from 1987)
0.05124
1987268
(+43 from 1986)
817
(+166 from 1986)
0.04189
1986311
(+87 from 1985)
651
(+196 from 1985)
0.03388
1985398
(+112 from 1984)
455
(+178 from 1984)
0.02364
1984510
(+31 from 1983)
277
(+35 from 1983)
0.01476
1983541
(-73 from 1982)
242
(-85 from 1982)
0.01299
1982468
(+5 from 1981)
327
(+17 from 1981)
0.01733
1981473
(-14 from 1980)
310
(-27 from 1980)
0.01665
1980459
(-4 from 1979)
337
(+19 from 1979)
0.01817
1979455
(+41 from 1978)
318
(+50 from 1978)
0.01775
1978496
(+10 from 1977)
268
(+7 from 1977)
0.01569
1977506
(+1 from 1976)
261
(+12 from 1976)
0.01527
1976507
(-50 from 1975)
249
(-58 from 1975)
0.01525
1975457
(+31 from 1974)
307
(+39 from 1974)
0.01892
1974488
(+157 from 1973)
268
(+116 from 1973)
0.01644
1973645
(+53 from 1972)
152
(+20 from 1972)
0.00942
1972698
(-58 from 1971)
132
(-33 from 1971)
0.00789
1971640
(-32 from 1970)
165
(-14 from 1970)
0.00908
1970608
(+25 from 1969)
179
(+23 from 1969)
0.00940
1969633
(+103 from 1968)
156
(+54 from 1968)
0.00853
1968736
(+46 from 1967)
102
(+15 from 1967)
0.00575
1967782
(-16 from 1966)
87
(-3 from 1966)
0.00489
1966766
(+94 from 1965)
90
(+17 from 1965)
0.00495
1965860
(-93 from 1964)
73
(-25 from 1964)
0.00385
1964767
(+19 from 1963)
98
(+4 from 1963)
0.00483
1963786
(+16 from 1962)
94
(+5 from 1962)
0.00455
1962802
(+5 from 1961)
89
No change from 1961
0.00423
1961807
(+35 from 1960)
89
(+9 from 1960)
0.00413
1960842
(-16 from 1959)
80
(-5 from 1959)
0.00369
1959826
(-37 from 1958)
85
(-4 from 1958)
0.00392
1958789
(+100 from 1957)
89
(+17 from 1957)
0.00413
1957889
(-118 from 1956)
72
(-20 from 1956)
0.00329
1956771
(-35 from 1955)
92
(-6 from 1955)
0.00429
1955736
(+140 from 1954)
98
(+28 from 1954)
0.00469
1954876
(-80 from 1953)
70
(-11 from 1953)
0.00338
1953796
(-33 from 1952)
81
(-4 from 1952)
0.00405
1952763
(-14 from 1951)
85
(-1 from 1951)
0.00431
1951749
(-27 from 1950)
86
(-4 from 1950)
0.00450
1950722
(-9 from 1949)
90
(-3 from 1949)
0.00495
1949713
(-16 from 1948)
93
(+1 from 1948)
0.00516
1948697
(+34 from 1947)
92
(+4 from 1947)
0.00516
1947731
(-20 from 1946)
88
(+4 from 1946)
0.00474
1946711
(+25 from 1945)
84
(+15 from 1945)
0.00509
1945736
(-85 from 1944)
69
(-22 from 1944)
0.00503
1944651
(+26 from 1943)
91
(+2 from 1943)
0.00655
1943677
(-57 from 1942)
89
(-14 from 1942)
0.00612
1942620
(+58 from 1941)
103
(+22 from 1941)
0.00731
1941678
(+11 from 1940)
81
(+4 from 1940)
0.00645
1940689
(-26 from 1939)
77
(-3 from 1939)
0.00649
1939663
(+9 from 1938)
80
No change from 1938
0.00706
1938672
(+40 from 1937)
80
(+9 from 1937)
0.00704
1937712
(-75 from 1936)
71
(-11 from 1936)
0.00649
1936637
(+21 from 1935)
82
No change from 1935
0.00770
1935658
(-23 from 1934)
82
(-7 from 1934)
0.00767
1934635
(-1 from 1933)
89
(+6 from 1933)
0.00838
1933634
(+22 from 1932)
83
(-3 from 1932)
0.00814
1932656
(-14 from 1931)
86
(+1 from 1931)
0.00800
1931642
(-13 from 1930)
85
(-10 from 1930)
0.00795
1930629
(-9 from 1929)
95
(-1 from 1929)
0.00841
1929620
(-26 from 1928)
96
(-12 from 1928)
0.00867
1928594
(+3 from 1927)
108
No change from 1927
0.00946
1927597
(-45 from 1926)
108
(-14 from 1926)
0.00929
1926552
(+36 from 1925)
122
(+8 from 1925)
0.01065
1925588
(-5 from 1924)
114
(-5 from 1924)
0.00990
1924583
(-41 from 1923)
119
(-9 from 1923)
0.01018
1923542
(+9 from 1922)
128
(-3 from 1922)
0.01130
1922551
(-36 from 1921)
131
(-13 from 1921)
0.01164
1921515
(-4 from 1920)
144
(+2 from 1920)
0.01265
1920511
(+20 from 1919)
142
(+17 from 1919)
0.01290
1919531
(+30 from 1918)
125
(+9 from 1918)
0.01231
1918561
(-12 from 1917)
116
(+2 from 1917)
0.01106
1917549
(-64 from 1916)
114
(-22 from 1916)
0.01188
1916485
(+87 from 1915)
136
(+38 from 1915)
0.01473
1915572
(-52 from 1914)
98
(+9 from 1914)
0.01112
1914520
(-55 from 1913)
89
(+4 from 1913)
0.01302
1913465
(+50 from 1912)
85
(+27 from 1912)
0.01585
1912515
(+33 from 1911)
58
(+28 from 1911)
0.01285
1911548
(-2 from 1910)
30
(+3 from 1910)
0.01243
1910546
(+133 from 1909)
27
(+11 from 1909)
0.01295
1909679
(-204 from 1908)
16
(-11 from 1908)
0.00905
1908475
(+20 from 1907)
27
(+5 from 1907)
0.01623
1907495
(+8 from 1906)
22
(+2 from 1906)
0.01387
1906503
(-26 from 1905)
20
(-2 from 1905)
0.01388
1905477
(+5 from 1904)
22
(+2 from 1904)
0.01536
1904482
(-31 from 1903)
20
(-1 from 1903)
0.01444
1903451
(-36 from 1902)
21
(-3 from 1902)
0.01624
1902415
(+91 from 1901)
24
(+9 from 1901)
0.01808
1901506
(-113 from 1900)
15
(-17 from 1900)
0.01298
1900393
(+31 from 1899)
32
(+13 from 1899)
0.01974
1899424
(+119 from 1898)
19
(+4 from 1898)
0.01649
1898543
(-151 from 1897)
15
(-8 from 1897)
0.01136
1897392
(+89 from 1896)
23
(+5 from 1896)
0.01886
1896481
(-25 from 1895)
18
(-1 from 1895)
0.01395
1895456
(+8 from 1894)
19
(+1 from 1894)
0.01500
1894464
(+108 from 1893)
18
(+6 from 1893)
0.01441
1893572
(-150 from 1892)
12
(-8 from 1892)
0.00991
1892422
(+142 from 1891)
20
(+9 from 1891)
0.01521
1891564
(-106 from 1890)
11
(-5 from 1890)
0.01007
1890458
(-70 from 1889)
16
(-5 from 1889)
0.01337
1889388
(+140 from 1888)
21
(+7 from 1888)
0.01764
1888528
(-40 from 1887)
14
(+1 from 1887)
0.01078
1887488
(-71 from 1886)
13
(-5 from 1886)
0.01189
1886417
(+63 from 1885)
18
(+3 from 1885)
0.01512
1885480
(+24 from 1884)
15
(+1 from 1884)
0.01294
1884504
(+23 from 1883)
14
(+2 from 1883)
0.01141
1883527
(+13 from 1882)
12
No change from 1882
0.01067
1882540
(-53 from 1881)
12
(-1 from 1881)
0.00983
1881487
(-124 from 1880)
13
(-9 from 1880)
0.01201
1880363
First SSA data recorded
22
First SSA data recorded
0.01858

American States Popularity Rankings for Mason

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#402021#452022#502023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#492021#612022#662023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#142021#242022#292023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#212021#262022#312023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#112021#112022#212023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#252021#302022#282023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#212021#232022#282023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#112021#132022#152023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#132021#112022#192023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#152021#162022#172023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#132021#212022#312023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#242021#282022#262023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#192021#172022#242023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#162021#192022#272023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#262021#232022#312023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#192021#342022#352023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#272021#312022#392023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#172021#232022#212023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#112021#292022#332023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#252021#292022#262023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#252021#192022#342023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#372021#562022#482023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#222021#332022#252023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#142021#162022#222023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#362021#572022#452023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#392021#382022#402023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#92021#162022#172023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#282021#302022#602023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#292021#432022#672023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#242021#492022#202023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#272021#242022#282023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#122021#212022#182023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#92021#122022#82023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#172021#182022#222023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#72021#152022#172023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#402021#292022#302023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#252021#632022#852023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#192021#372022#382023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#202021#172022#142023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#122021#152022#302023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#192021#372022#732023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#462021#512022#312023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#162021#152022#162023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#272021#372022#252023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#152021#142022#182023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#172021#172022#392023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#102021#152022#562023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#302021#212022#352023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#322021#332022#252023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#342021#462022#592023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#572021#282022#692023

Popularity Rankings for Mason in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#142019#82020#232022

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#132021#222022#262023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#172021#212022#272023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#222021#272022#182023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#312021#462022#502023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#462021#322022#492023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#362021#372022#342023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#432019#422020#372021

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#1042020#1042021#992022

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1822020#1682021#1932022

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2942022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#4152014#3422015#3002020

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#3022022#3382023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#3242017#3892018#4052019

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#3672021#3772022#4162023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#8392020#9712021#8272022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Mason a Name for Boys or Girls?

While Mason is primarily used for boys, it has also been embraced as a unisex name in recent years, appealing to parents who appreciate its solid and professional connotation.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Mason

Mason in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Mason Gamble (Actor, born 1986): An American actor best known for his role as Dennis Mitchell in the film "Dennis the Menace."
  • Mason Greenwood (Soccer Player, born 2001): An English professional soccer player who plays as a forward for Manchester United.
  • Mason Ramsey (Singer, born 2006): An American singer who gained fame as the "Yodeling Walmart Kid" and later signed a record deal.
  • Mason Crosby (Football Player, born 1984): An American football placekicker for the Green Bay Packers in the NFL.
  • Mason Musso (Musician, born 1989): An American musician and the lead vocalist of the band Metro Station.
  • Mason Mount (Soccer Player, born 1999): An English professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Chelsea and the England national team.
  • Mason Plumlee (Basketball Player, born 1990): An American professional basketball player in the NBA, known for his time with the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons.
  • Mason Evans Jr. ("Boyhood," 2014 Film): Follows the life of a young boy named Mason from childhood to adulthood.
  • Perry Mason ("Perry Mason," 1957 TV Series): A defense attorney known for solving difficult cases and proving his clients' innocence.
  • Mason Verger ("Hannibal," 2001 Novel by Thomas Harris): A wealthy and sadistic man who seeks revenge on Hannibal Lecter.
  • "Mason & Dixon" (1997 Novel by Thomas Pynchon): A historical novel that follows the lives of surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon.
  • Mason Lockwood ("The Vampire Diaries," 2009 TV Series): A werewolf and the uncle of Tyler Lockwood.
  • Mason Weaver ("Kong: Skull Island," 2017 Film): A photojournalist who documents the expedition to Skull Island.
  • "Mason's Children" (1969 Song by Grateful Dead): A psychedelic rock song with an enigmatic title.
  • Mason Greyback ("Wizards of Waverly Place," 2007 TV Series): A werewolf who has a romantic relationship with Alex Russo.
  • Mason Treadwell ("Revenge," 2011 TV Series): A writer and biographer who becomes entangled in the main character's quest for revenge.
  • Mason ("The Mason Twins," 2015 TV Series): A comedy series about twin sisters navigating life and relationships.
  • Mason Frey ("Stargate SG-1," 1997 TV Series): A minor character in the science fiction series.
  • Mason Skiles ("Beirut," 2018 Film): A former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to negotiate a hostage situation.
  • Mason City (Iowa, USA): A city in northern Iowa known for its significant role in the history of American architecture and music.
  • Mason City (Illinois, USA): A small city in Mason County, known for its agricultural heritage and community events.
  • Mason County (Michigan, USA): A county in the western part of Michigan, known for its beautiful lakes and outdoor recreational opportunities.
  • Mason Neck State Park (Virginia, USA): A state park located on a peninsula in Northern Virginia, known for its diverse wildlife and scenic trails.
  • Mason River (Kansas, USA): A river in Kansas known for its serene environment and fishing spots.
  • Mason Island (Connecticut, USA): An island in the Mystic River, known for its historic significance and natural beauty.
  • Mason Park (California, USA): A public park in Irvine, California, offering recreational facilities and green spaces.
  • Mason Valley (Nevada, USA): A valley in western Nevada known for its agricultural activities and scenic landscapes.
  • Mason Bay (New Zealand): A bay on Stewart Island known for its rugged coastline and hiking trails.
  • Mason Hill (Oregon, USA): A hill in the Tualatin Mountains, popular for hiking and offering panoramic views.

Similar Names to Mason

Sibling Names for Mason

  • Alden
  • Bowen
  • Callan
  • Dorian
  • Eamon
  • Griffin
  • Huxley
  • Lachlan
  • Ronan
  • Torin
  • Arden
  • Blair
  • Carys
  • Delaney
  • Ellery
  • Fallon
  • Greer
  • Harlow