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What does Mason mean?

Mason /ma-son/ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Mason) is pronounced MAY-sun. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Mason is "one who works with stone".

Occupational name. Used as given name since the mid 19th century. See also Mace. Actor James Mason.

Affiliated boy name: Mochan.

Associated with: stone (rock), occupational, 19th century


Mason has 2 relations via Mace: Maceo and Macey.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Masoni, Mison, ..

(female) Masoni, Masonna, ..

How popular is Mason?

Mason is a somewhat popular first name for males (#632 out of 1220, Top 52%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#149 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Mason for boys. Mason reached its apex position of #2 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #3 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mason name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mason outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the boy name Mason and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Mason (#3 via latest list) are Mace and Maceo (#1959 via latest list). Adoption of these forms of Mason reached its peak in 2012 (usage of 1%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.9%, 10%). Mason is the most trendy birth name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mason, Mace, Maceo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mason outside U.S.

Similar Names


Mason is alike in pronunciation to Massen and Masson. Other suggested similar names are Aaron, Aeson, Anson, Baron, Caron, Carson, Cason, Dagon, Damon, Danon, Dawson, Dyson, Eaton, Edson, Faron, Gascon, Gaston, Hacon, Hadon, Hakon, Hanson, Jadon, Jakson, Jalon, Jamon, Janson, Jason, Javon, Jayson, Kadon, Karson, Kason, Ladon, Lajon, Lakon, Laron, Lavon, Mabon, Machon, Macon, Madoc, Madog, Mahlon, Maldon, Mamoun, Man, Mano, Manoa, Manton, Marlon, Marom, Marsdon, Marston, Marton, Maslin, Maslon, Masos, Maxson, Mayo, Mayor, Mazor, Myron, Parson, Paton, Paxon, Rawson, Saxon, Tamson, Tanson, Taron, Tavon, Tayson and Tyson. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mason.