Mason - boys name

Mason name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Mason name meaning:

The name Mason is of English origin and has a strong occupational meaning. It is derived from the Old French word "masson," which translates to "stone worker" or "stone mason." The name originally referred to individuals who worked with stone, specifically in the construction of buildings or structures. As a result, the name Mason is often associated with strength, craftsmanship, and durability.

In recent years, the name Mason has gained popularity as a first name for boys. Its rise in popularity can be attributed to its association with the traits of dedication, hard work, and reliability. Mason is a name that conveys a sense of solidity and dependability, which makes it a favorable choice for parents looking for a strong and timeless name for their son.

Overall, the name Mason carries a meaningful historical connection to the skilled craft of masonry, while also embodying characteristics such as strength, craftsmanship, and reliability.

Origin: French

Stone worker.


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Overall UK ranking: 37 out of 4789

1517 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (17)
  • Wales (33)
  • England (39)

Historical popularity of Mason

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Mason from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Mason in 2024