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What does Mason mean?

Mason Pronunciation of Mason 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. Also form of Mochan.


ASSOCIATED WITH stone (rock), occupational, 19th century



(male) Mison, ..

(female) Mamol, ..

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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)

Mason reached its apex position of #2 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #9 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Mason (#9 VIA LATEST LIST) are Mace and Maceo. Adoption of these forms of Mason reached its peak in 2012 (USAGE OF 1%) and is somewhat lower today (USAGE 0.69%, 31%). 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-sounding 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.

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