Boy name origins & meanings
- French : Stoneworker
Family name origins & meanings
- English and Scottish : occupational name for a stonemason, Middle English, Old French mas(s)on. Compare Machen. Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.
- Italian (Veneto) : from a short form of Masone.
- French : from a regional variant of maison ‘house’.
- George Mason (1725–92), the American colonial statesman who framed the VA Bill of Rights and Constitution, which was used as a model by Thomas Jefferson when drafting the Declaration of Independence, was a VA planter, fourth in descent from George Mason (?1629–?86), a royalist soldier of the English Civil War who had received land grants in VA. As well as being prominent in the affairs of VA, the family also produced the first governor of MI.
Famous people who gave their babies this name
Mason is the number nine most popular boys name in the US, according to 2018 Social Security Administration data. Mason has been steadily dropping in popularity over the last couple of years, from its peak popularity as the number two most popular boy's name in the US in 2011 and 2012.
However, it is the 66th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.
According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Mason was at its peak popularity in January 2019.
Although the name Mason has been around for quite some time, it has been most popular in the last decade or so. It was originally more commonly used as a surname, meaning “one who works with stone.” The name saw a surge in popularity after reality TV stars Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick named their son Mason in 2009. It is also popular today thanks to characters in popular shows like Wizards of Waverly Place and Vampire Diaries.
Where is it Popular?
Mason was searched for most often in the following states: