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Mason

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Origin: Old French
Meaning: Brick Builder

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Mason

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Mason in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Mason:

  • Records indicate that 189,718 boys in the United States have been named Mason since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 19,396 people in the U.S. were given the name Mason. Those people are now 6 years old.

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    Comments about the name Mason

    93% Approval Rating
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      25 Positive Comments

  • "Love the name! Son's name is Mason. When we chose the name 9 years ago I had never met anyone with the name. Now there are tons of Masons! (I guess that's what happens with great names!) I do agree that people often think I'm saying Nathan." Sep. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Mason and he has never been mistaken for Nathan as I've read here. I love the name. His is Mason James." Mar. 22, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Mason and I have never been mistaken for Jason or Nathan. My name rocks!" Nov. 10, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Grandsons name is Mason and it suits him some shorten it to Macy which to me is a girls name" Jul. 25, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is mason colby dame.i do like mason but like eveyone else my name sounds like nathen" Feb. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Son's name is Mason, and like others, we find it's very often mistaken for Nathan. Not something I ever would have though of when choosing the name. Still love it though!" Nov. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's good but I feel bad for girls with this name. They are probably teased daily at school. So good for boys really bad for girls." Oct. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 10 month old is named Mason. We LOVE the name & it is the only boy name my husband & I agreed upon. It's suits him perfectly & we also call him Mase or Masey as nicknames." Jan. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is mason Samuel. Samuel is my Husbands name and mason was the only name We both liked. I really like it but find it funny that Everyone gets "Nathan" like I do..but no big deal. I don't like how popular it's becoming but that's just Because it's a great name! I also agree not good for A girl..it's very masculine, one reason we loved it." Aug. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Mason Blaine. I absolutely fell in love with the name when I first heard it! Alot of people do think we are saying 'Nathan' though." Aug. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is also Mason. I love it! Although I have had the same problem with people thinking his name is "Nathan". He is such a goofy boy I think it suits him perfectly!" Nov. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "ma son is crazyyy . but i love him <3 hes annoying but funny @ the same time ! XD hes cute tooo ." Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a great name! And it works well for both boys and girls despite "Bruce" below. I know of two females with Mason as a first or middle name." Apr. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mason is such a good strong name. The meaning to work with stone just brings to mind stability and strength. However, naming a girl Mason is in my opinion the equivalent of naming her Bruce. Horrible as a girls name awesome for a boy. Plus its original without being pretentious or too weird!" Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Masyn, we call her Masy. We were set on Mason/Masyn no matter what gender. Dr's office/insurance co. etc. thinks it's my 'son', but otherwise, it seems to be well received. I love her name!" Jan. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my brothers name is Mason, and he is a kool person, hes only 4 but loves his name. ~kadin" Nov. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Mason. He was named for my grandfather, who was a mason, and also because he was the last child and "made our home complete"." Oct. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is also "Mason" and people always comment that it's a good, strong name." Oct. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mason is the name of my son and yes people do tend to joke about it because of the famous Mason Jar." Aug. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named one of my twins Mason David in 2001. I love the name. It's easy to pronounce and spell. But like some others, when he tells people his name, they also think he is saying Nathan. Which he thinks is funny cuz that's his uncle's name. But It's such a sweet name, for my sweet little one!" Feb. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well i no this kid named mason. i dont think any one pronounces it wrong or spells it wrong. personally i love the name and the person." Aug. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mason is my son's name - it was a family surname. We love it. Downside to Mason - people think my son is saying "Nathan"." May. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is Mason and my older brother told me it's a shortened version of a much longer Chinese name when our great grandfather came to the U.S. from China" Apr. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my sons name is mason alexander too, and we get the same comment!! thats cool" Dec. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Mason Alexander and i love it- we always get compliments on the strong name" Jun. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "i got really tired of "hi my name is mason" "oh hello Nathan" i stopped correcting people years ago and now tell people my name is "Mace". its a nickname my mother game me. unique and kind of dumb, but people have not yet mistaken it for anything else." Apr. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "i hate that name - its so lame. its like a girl name. its just a long version of the name May. its a terrible, terrible name. well, thats my opinion anyway" Dec. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "My 2 year old is named Mason Ryan. I love the name because it's very simple but strong & masculine at the same time" Feb. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4 year old is named Mason,my husband and I picked it cause we never seen or heard anyone with that name, now its everywhere!! I have never come across anyone mistaking it for nathen" Jul. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Long before Power Rangers there was the 1984 Super Sentai program in Japan called 'Chodenshi Bioman' (Super Electron Bioman), in which one of the evil characters was called Mason, one of the "Big Three" of the Neo Empire Gear alongside the woman Farrah and the muscle-bound Monster (known as 'Fargo' in the Anglo-Philippine dub of Bioman). However, they were just the three chief henchmen, Farrah being the only henchwoman (despite having a henchwoman of her own named FarrahCat), under that empire's leader DoctorMan. Mason, though, was the one who in episode 10 murdered Mika Koizumi, the original Yellow Four of the Biomen, with the anti-bio particle blaster." Jul. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mason is my middle name, but it's what my wife calls me. She thinks it's great. I think it sounds a little overly masculine, to the point of sounding fake." Jan. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my brother's middle name is Mason. my sister WAS going to be named Mason, but my gramma had a fit, so my parents decided elizabeth. i wish they would have named her mason, it's cooler." Apr. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 7 month old is named Mason. I agree that everyone seems to think I said "Nathan". We love the name this is the only name we had picked out the entire time I was pregnant." Dec. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 4 year old is Mason. When he was born we didn't know any others and never saw anything personalized with the name. Now we're seeing other children and items with the name. We love the name." Apr. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My late husband was Chinese. When we knew we were to have a child, he came up with this name, which can be written either "Mason" or in Chinese charachers. He chose it because it can be translated as "born in America" (zai Meiquo hsunde)" Sep. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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