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Mason is a baby name derived from the Welsh and English occupational surname meaning “stoneworker” or “to make”. The name topped the baby name charts staying in the top 10 from 2011 to 2019 as an alternative to names such as Jason and Carson.

Meaning of the name Mason:

Welsh/English: stoneworker, to make

Origin of the name Mason:

Mason is an English and Welsh surname meaning “stoneworker” derived from the Old English term “macian” meaning “to make”.

Symbolism of the name Mason:

Stone is the foundation of a sturdy building so it’s no surprise that stone also symbolizes stability, strength, and level-headedness.

Baby name Mason

Style of the name Mason:

traditional

Gender of the name Mason:

Male

Pronunciation of the name Mason:

MAY-sən

Number of syllables in the name Mason:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Mason:

Mason evokes feelings of practicality and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Mason:

Macen, Mayson, Masen, Maison

Nicknames for the name Mason:

  • May 
  • Mace
  • Son/Sonny

Popularity of the name Mason:

According to the Social Security Administration, Mason is a very popular baby name that has been in the top 100 names since 1997. It was in the top ten from 2011 to 2019.

Related names for the name Mason:

Great middle names for the name Mason and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Mason:

  • Mason Jennings (American singer-songwriter)
  • Mason Crosby (American football player)
  • Mason Wilson Gamble (American actor)
  • Mason Cook (American actor)
  • Mason Williams (American guitarist)
  • Mason Thomas (American model)

Masons in popular culture:

  • Mason Lockwood (television, “The Vampire Diaries”)
  • Mason Greyback (television, “Wizards of Waverly Place”)
  • Mason Turner (television, “Criminal Minds”)
  • Mason Verger (television/literature, “'Hannibal” by Thomas Harris)
  • Mason Bridge (television, “The Flash”)