Mason Name Gender

Is Mason a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 99.5% of babies named Mason were boys.

In 2018, 99.8% of babies named Mason were boys.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Mason Name Meaning

Originally a surname for those who worked with stone, Mason is a strong masculine name that has risen steadily in popularity over the years like the walls working mason’s build stone by stone. While it was barely heard in the early 90s, it’s risen to the top ten in the 2000s.

An industrious name, Mason conveys thoughts of building, reliability, and strength. While its origins are from Middle English, the occupation is still around today and the hard work masons are known for ties directly to the name itself. These firm roots give it a strong, rugged feel similar to Hunter and Gunner.

Aside from its obvious strongman origins, Mason has an undeniably contemporary appeal thanks to the recent trend of occupational names like Deacon, Shepherd, and Sawyer. He also mixes well with other modern moniker juggernauts Liam and Noah. At the same time, he doesn’t feel too trendy thanks to his similarity to Jason, a name that has been buzzing for several decades.

Variant spellings of Mason include Mayson and Macen. He also has the nicknames Mase and Ace. Feminine variations could be Maisie, Martha or Macy. In addition, Mason has recently climbed the charts on the baby girl name charts thanks to an uptick in unisex monikers.

Infographic of Mason name meaning, which is Mason comes from an English surname meaning stoneworker.
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Mason Name Popularity

How popular is the name Mason? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Mason was the 9th most popular boys name, representing 0.9051% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Mason has been the 119th most popular boys name, representing 0.1864% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 641 5 0.0013%
1912 665 13 0.0026%
1913 706 15 0.0026%
1914 561 43 0.0062%
1915 613 54 0.0059%
1916 490 97 0.01%
1917 643 52 0.0052%
1918 625 60 0.0056%
1919 566 77 0.0074%
1920 536 94 0.0085%
1921 556 92 0.008%
1922 585 85 0.0076%
1923 578 81 0.0072%
1924 636 66 0.0057%
1925 625 69 0.0061%
1926 585 76 0.0069%
1927 645 61 0.0055%
1928 601 67 0.0063%
1929 695 45 0.0043%
1930 816 29 0.0028%
1931 799 28 0.0028%
1932 721 39 0.0039%
1933 662 43 0.0046%
1934 765 30 0.0031%
1935 707 37 0.0038%
1936 946 16 0.0017%
1937 767 28 0.0028%
1938 780 29 0.0028%
1939 764 28 0.0028%
1940 783 29 0.0027%
1941 818 26 0.0023%
1942 679 51 0.004%
1943 774 34 0.0026%
1944 694 44 0.0036%
1945 967 14 0.0011%
1946 804 31 0.0021%
1947 791 40 0.0024%
1948 759 41 0.0026%
1949 869 29 0.0018%
1950 773 42 0.0026%
1951 794 42 0.0025%
1952 889 28 0.0016%
1953 900 28 0.0016%
1954 1,194 12 0.0007%
1955 733 58 0.0032%
1956 900 32 0.0017%
1957 1,254 10 0.0005%
1958 864 37 0.002%
1959 975 26 0.0014%
1960 1,002 23 0.0012%
1961 863 40 0.0021%
1962 832 42 0.0023%
1963 869 36 0.002%
1964 852 40 0.0023%
1965 816 42 0.0026%
1966 880 32 0.002%
1967 935 24 0.0016%
1968 749 55 0.0037%
1969 704 78 0.0051%
1970 621 126 0.0079%
1971 684 97 0.0065%
1972 740 71 0.0052%
1973 679 90 0.0069%
1974 505 202 0.0155%
1975 461 258 0.0201%
1976 525 191 0.0148%
1977 506 216 0.016%
1978 502 212 0.0158%
1979 456 274 0.0194%
1980 454 298 0.0204%
1981 468 275 0.0187%
1982 477 271 0.0181%
1983 554 185 0.0125%
1984 506 234 0.0157%
1985 388 422 0.0278%
1986 309 627 0.0415%
1987 265 792 0.0519%
1988 235 1,002 0.0643%
1989 240 1,069 0.0662%
1990 205 1,462 0.0882%
1991 158 2,024 0.1242%
1992 148 2,188 0.1371%
1993 136 2,466 0.1582%
1994 125 2,790 0.1818%
1995 103 3,625 0.2405%
1996 104 3,878 0.259%
1997 89 4,263 0.2882%
1998 83 4,657 0.3111%
1999 71 5,451 0.364%
2000 64 6,516 0.4265%
2001 53 7,446 0.4942%
2002 53 7,878 0.5257%
2003 54 7,895 0.519%
2004 51 8,617 0.5654%
2005 42 9,767 0.6388%
2006 40 10,409 0.6648%
2007 37 10,766 0.6824%
2008 35 10,479 0.678%
2009 34 10,683 0.7148%
2010 12 14,842 1.0299%
2011 2 19,507 1.3692%
2012 2 18,964 1.3308%
2013 4 17,688 1.2424%
2014 3 17,192 1.18%
2015 3 16,610 1.1416%
2016 4 15,230 1.0563%
2017 7 13,502 0.9675%
2018 9 12,435 0.9051%

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Names Like Mason

If you like Mason, you’ll love these other names like Mason.


What names are diminutives of Mason?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Mason sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Mason, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Mace

Heavy staff or club

English

#2,223 (0.0009%)  
Son
Sonnie

Son

English

Sonny

Son

English

#638 (0.0247%)  

What names sound like Mason?

If you like how Mason sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Mason.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cason

Son of the marsh-dwellers

Scottish

#537 (0.0344%)  
Jason

To heal

Greek

#100 (0.2794%)  
Kason

Created name

American

#394 (0.055%)  
Mabon

Son

Welsh

Macon
#2,670 (0.0004%)  
Maslon

Little Thomas

French

Masos

Happiness

Hebrew


What names are similar to Mason?

Find a name that’s like Mason, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Archer

Bowman

English

#237 (0.1142%)  
Carter

Cart user

English

#24 (0.6778%)  
Cooper

Barrel maker

English

#83 (0.3232%)  
Deacon

Dusty one; servant; messenger

Greek

#478 (0.0406%)  
Hunter

Hunter

English

#57 (0.4404%)  
Parker

Keeper of the park

English

#96 (0.2888%)  
Sawyer

Wood Cutter

English

#99 (0.2808%)  
Taylor

Tailor; to cut

French

#529 (0.0349%)  
Thatcher

Roof thatcher

English

#754 (0.0177%)  
Tyler

Tiler

English

#119 (0.2393%)  

Lists With Mason

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Siblings of Mason

Mamas with kids named Mason also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

#4 (1.0528%)  
Lilliann

Lily

Latin

#3,508 (0.0004%)  
Daylan

American

#2,137 (0.001%)  
Madison

Son of Maud

English

#22 (0.5121%)  
Adam

Man

Hebrew

#79 (0.3397%)  
Hannah

Grace

Hebrew

#33 (0.409%)  

17 Comments

  1. Mason just stuck with me. Any other name wasn’t the right name.

  2. How we chose Mason’s name, a because our daughter was throwing names out and Mason was one of them, in which hubby and I really liked.
    What we like about his name is that his middle name to is kist seemed t flow with the name Mason. We had toyed with the names Cooper and Noah, but then Mason really stuck.
    I’d like to share that Mason fits him well.hes a sweet baby and loves to cuddle. We call him “cuddle bug Mason”. ?

  3. I pick the name mason because it goes with his twin sister name Madison

  4. I just always loved the name Mason had it picked seens I was a child

  5. 10 years ago when we decided, Mason was an unpopular name at the time but has grown very popular. It was his dad’s middle name, and his great grandpas first name 🙂 i chose Alexander because of the Catholic meaning behind it and how strong of a name it sounded. Syllables have always taken part in my name decisions! ?

  6. I choose Mason because of how strong and brave my little one is..he will be a hard working little champ one day?

  7. We went through literally hundreds of names before we decided on Mason. We both liked the name. Thought it was trendy with a classic twist. However we had to do some stretching as our other children all have names with strong means and biblical ties. We decided that Mason (taken from masonry/stone work) would symbolize Christ as our Rock, building our life on a firm foundation. (Mason is our only child together, we have a “Brady Bunch” scenario with my husband bringing 2 boys and myself bringing 2 girls to the marriage. We felt Mason was the final “stone” in our family tying us all together). Mason’s middle name is Jeremiah taken directly from our life and family verse Jeremiah 29:11.

  8. I was trying to find something to watch and keeping up with the Cardations came up and i heard the name Mason i never heard that name before I fell in love with the name and it goes real well with wayne

  9. I love the name and I saw a sign at a baseball game we are big baseball fan and the company is W.B.Mason and I just loved it so that how he got his name

  10. It took us so long to choose his name! He was a surprise gender and we decided on a girls name right away but his name we didn’t decide until about a month before he was born. But we chose The name “Mason Chance E.” Because of the strength it embodies. Mason is a strong name for a boy and the middle name “Chance” is an ode to his gender being our favorite surprise ever!

  11. Mason seemed like a nice classic name that wasn’t too common

  12. His dad name him I don’t really know why he pick that name he says it fit him ? I think Mason is a beautiful name ..

  13. I’ve always loved the name.y sister was supposed to be a mason if she was a boy.. that was 20 years ago. I new we needed a mason in the family

  14. I Chose Mason because it was a strong name. In the Bible it means “and artificer of stone”. As he grows older we want to teach him to be a “mason for Christ” as my dad put it.

  15. The unique strength of the name and my son’s personality.

  16. Call me old fashioned but I love a good classic name. I grew up with a uniquely spelled name (I don’t think it’s all that unique nowadays) and as a child I loathed it. Because of this it was important to me to find a classic name for my child. It took a little bit to narrow down which name went with the middle name “Charles” (family name) but once we saw the name Mason we knew it was perfect. I don’t dislike anything about the name Mason and I’m very pleased to say the name matches my son perfectly.

  17. My husband wanted a name to start with ‘M’ to have the same initials as him. Mason is a name that we have loved for a few years before trying to get pregnant. My son’s middle name is Everett. Mason Everett sounded better than Everett Mason. Everett is in honor of my grandfather.


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