|Meaning:||stone worker, bricklayer, to make|
|Related Names:||Mace, Macon|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Mason derives out of the surname “Mason” referring to the occupation of someone who builds with stone, brick, or concrete. The name derived from the French “macon” meaning “stone worker” or “bricklayer,” which stemmed from the Old English “macian” meaning “to make.”
In the 12th century, the name arose as an occupational name in England.
According to the 1990 United States Census, Mason ranked as the 632nd most popular male first name and the 135th most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names every decade since 1880. In the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 100 most popular boys' names every year from 2000 (64th) through 2006 (39th).
United States Popularity of the boy's name Mason in the 21st Century:
- Year: 2006 Rank:39th
- Year: 2005 Rank:42nd
- Year: 2004 Rank:51st
- Year: 2003 Rank:54th
- Year: 2002 Rank:53rd
- Year: 2001 Rank:53rd
- Year: 2000 Rank:64th
In 2007, the popularity of the boy’s name Mason ranked 73rd in Australia.
- “Mason” is the name bestowed upon locations in Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin, USA. Furthermore, “Mason City” exists in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, USA.
- The “Freemasons” are a somewhat secretive, fraternal organization.
- “Perry Mason” was a fictional defense attorney who appeared in many novels and short stories (written by Erle Stanley Gardner) as well as a long running eponymous television show.
- “Mason” is the stage name for Dutch DJ Iason Chronis.
- “Mason” is the name of a lunar crater named for astronomer Charles Mason.
- “Harry Mason” is character in the video game “Silent Hill.”
- James Mason – Film and television actor who was nominated for three Academy Awards (Oscars) for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” for his work in the 1954 movie A Star Is Born and for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” for his work in the movies Georgy Girl (1966) and The Verdict (1982).
- Nicholas Berkeley "Nick" Mason – Drummer of the influential rock band “Pink Floyd.”
- Armistead Thomson Mason – Former Senator of Virginia, USA (1816 - 1817).
- George Mason Iv – United States patriot, statesman and founding father. He represented Virginia at the U.S. Constitutional Convention and George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, is named after him.
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Author: Rich Kachold
|Meaning||stone worker, bricklayer, to make +|
|Meaningnc||stone worker, bricklayer, to make +|
|Origin||Old English +|
|Rank in 2000s||51 +|
|Related||Mace +, and Macon +|