Mason - Meaning of Mason
[ 2 syll. ma-son, mas-on ] The baby boy name Mason is also used as a girl name, but the use for boys is much more common. It is pronounced as MEY-SahN †. Mason is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Old French. The name's meaning is mason, stone worker. The first name is derived from a family name, which is itself from the job title 'mason' for a stone worker. The job title is itself from the Old French 'maçon' and the Old English 'macian' (meaning to make), and ultimately of Germanic origin.
Mason is a very popular baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1950s. Its usage peaked recently in 2011 with 0.964% of baby boys being given the name Mason. It ranked at #2 then. Among all boy names in its group, Mason was the most popular in 2011. 72 times more boys were named Mason than the next most popular name, Mayson, in that year. In the past century Mason has mostly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Mason include Macan, MacBaine, MacBayn, MacBayne, MacBeane, Macen, Macián, Macin, Mackan, Mackean, Macken, Mackin, Mackon, Mackun, Mackyn, MacMahon, Macmahon, Macon, MacQueen, and Macqueen.
† Pronunciation for Mason: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"