Mason

Mason - A very popular male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Mason, meaning worker in stone, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #657. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Mason and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Mason? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Mason. The baby boy name Mason was given to 18,856 baby boys in 2012, ranking #2 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 87 baby boys were given this name - making this a very popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Mason peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2011 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Mercedes Mason
Connie Mason
Mason Dye


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Mason is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Mason is currently topping the baby name charts in Connecticut at position #1 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #31.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Mason is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Mason is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Mason goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 3 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Mason origin and meaning

Mason is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means worker in stone. To see famous people named Mason, pop culture references for the name Mason and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Mason

We've found the following names that sound similar to Mason, sorted by popularity.

Menachem / Maximo / Maxim / Massimo / Mayson / Masen / Maximino / Maksim / Maison / Macon /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122
20112
201012
200934
200835
200737
200640
200542
200451
200354
200253
200153
200064
199972
199883
199789
1996104
1995103
1994125
1993137
1992148
1991158
1990205
1989241
1988236
1987265
1986308
1985388
1984503
1983559
1982478
1981468
1980456
1979457
1978499
1977513
1976528
1975462
1974508
1973678
1972746
1971686
1970621
1969705
1968751
1967933
1966896
1965822
1964858
1963878
1962838
1961869
19601020
1959994
1958870
19571709
1956914
1955733
19541229
1953921
1952898
1951800
1950783
1949879
1948770
1947801
1946817
19451013
1944698
1943798
1942686
1941835
1940795
1939782
1938798
1937790
1936985
1935725
1934788
1933672
1932735
1931831
1930842
1929710
1928607
1927651
1926589
1925630
1924641
1923575
1922587
1921557
1920537
1919571
1918632
1917648
1916491
1915619
1914565
1913725
1912691
1911657

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Hampshire1
Vermont1
Washington1
Kansas1
Wisconsin1
West Virginia1
Louisiana1
Ohio1
Maryland1
Maine1
Connecticut1
Michigan1
Pennsylvania1
Minnesota1
Rhode Island1
Missouri1
Virginia2
Indiana2
Kentucky2
Arkansas2
Wyoming2
Massachusetts2
Oregon2
South Carolina2
Mississippi2
South Dakota2
Georgia2
Tennessee2
North Carolina2
Iowa2
North Dakota2
Idaho3
Nebraska3
Alabama3
Oklahoma3
Delaware3
Hawaii3
Utah3
Montana4
New York5
Florida5
Illinois6
Alaska6
Nevada7
Arizona9
New Jersey10
Colorado10
Texas12
California17
District of Columbia25
New Mexico31

Even more about Mason


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Mason a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Mason?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2011
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Mason
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 87
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +18,856

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