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Gender: M Meaning of Mason: "worker in stone" Origin of Mason: English occupational name Mason's Popularity in 2016: #4

Mason has become mega-popular, hitting the Number 2 spot in 2011, by far the highest its ever been on the Social Security list. It's since slumped -- slightly -- down to Number 4, but it was still given to over 15,000 babies in 2016.

Mason is an occupational surname that's been heating up for several years, a fresher sounding replacement for the Jason we've moved way beyond, in step with the newer style Cason/Kason.

Mason has gotten a lot of reality-show media attention since it was chosen by Kourtney Kardashian for her son in 2009, but it's been used by several other celebs as well, including Cuba Gooding, Jr., Melissa Joan Hart and Kevin Richardson (as well as by Kelsey Grammer for his daughter).

Currently there are two cute TV werewolves named Mason: Mason Greyback on Wizards of Waverly Place and Mason Lockwood on Vampire Diaries--a far cry from the name's wholesome image.

Famous People Named Mason

Mason Jennings, American singer-songwriter
Mason Crosby, American football player
Mason Wilson Gamble, American actor
Mason Cook, American actor
Mason Adams, American actor
Mason Douglas Williams, American guitarist and composer
Mason Cook Darling, U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin
Mason Summers Peters, U.S. Congressman from Kansas
Mason Ryan, ring name of Barri Mason Ryan Griffiths, Welsh pro wrestler
Mason Vale Cotton, American child actor, brother to Max Cotton
Mason Thomas, American child model
Mason Brantley, son of baseball player Jeff Brantley
Mason Lee (b. 1990), American actor; son of film director Ang Lee
Mason Dye (b. 1995), son of actors Laura San Giacomo and Cameron Dye
Mason Gooding (b. 1996), son of actor Cuba Gooding Jr
Mason Martin (b. 1999), son of actress Alex Martin; grandson of Whoopi Goldberg
Mason James Young (b. 2002), son of musician Adrian Young
Mason Morial (b. 2002), son of news anchor Michelle Miller and Marc Morial
Mason Jay Moore (b. 2004), son of Molly Tambor; grandson of actor Jeffrey Tambor
Mason Walter Wilkerson (b. 2006), son of actress Melissa Joan Hart
Mason Frey Richardson (b. 2007), son of singer Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys
Mason Dash Disick (b. 2009), son of TV personalities Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
Mason Daniel Fitzgerald (b. 2009), son of ice dancers Naomi Lang and Mark Fitzgerald
Mason Evan Smith (b. 2011), son of singer Ne-Yo
Mason Autenrieth (b. 2012), son of singer/actress Alisan Porter and Brian Autenrieth
Mason Alexander Hesterberg (b. 2013), son of actress Liza Huber and Alexander Hesterberg; grandson of actress Susan Lucci
Mason Mac Taylor Dawson (b. 2013), son of actor Ashley Taylor Dawson
Mason McElrath (b. 2014), son of Jamie McKay and Ryan McElrath of "16 and Pregnant"
Mason Eric Dahlberg (b. 2015), son of YouTubers Adam Dahlberg (SkyDoesMinecraft) and Alesa (Serious Nonsense)
Mason Milian De Bruyne (b. 2016), son of footballer Kevin De Bruyne

Pop Culture References for the name Mason

Mason Evans, main character in film "Boyhood"
Mason Lockwood, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Mason Greyback, character on TV's "Wizards of Waverly Place"
Perry Mason, TV and book character created by Erle Stanley Gardner, often called Mason
Mason, character on TV's "Dead Like Me"
Mason Turner, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Mason Turner, character on TV's 'Criminal Minds'
Mason Verger, character in novel and TV's 'Hannibal'
Mason Viveros, character in novel "Fan Art" by Sarah Tregay
Mason Ashford, character in the Vampire Academy series
Mason, little boy on TV's "The Fosters"
Mason Bridge, character on TV's "The Flash"
Mason "Dipper" Pines, main character of Disney's "Gravity Falls"
Mason Bligh, character in "Minders" by Michele Jaffe
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