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Meaning and name origin

Mason \m(a)-son\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.

For more information, see also the related boy name Mochan.


Mason is a somewhat popular first name for males (#632 out of 1220, Top 52%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#135 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mason for boys. Mason reached its highest rank of #2 in the U.S. in 2012 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mason name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mason is also pronounced similarly to Massen and Masson. Other suggested similar baby names are Cason, Jason, Kason, Mabon, Machon, Macon, Maslon, Masos and Maxson. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mason.