Mason (given name)

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Mason
PronunciationMay-Son
GenderUnisex
Origin
Word/nameWelsh Stone Worker
Meaning"One who works with stone"
Other names
Nickname(s)Mace
Related namesMacen, Masen, Mayson, Maison

Mason is a traditionally masculine given name, although recently the name has been used for either sex. Its origin is from the occupational surname Mason, which means "one who works with stone".[1]

The popularity of the given name has risen in recent years, becoming the second most popular name given to boys in the United States in 2011.[2]

List of people with the given name Mason[edit]

Academics[edit]

  • Mason Durie, New Zealand professor of psychiatry and research academic
  • Mason Gaffney, American economist
  • Mason Welch Gross, American television quiz show personality and academic
  • Mason Hammond, Harvard University professor, authority on Latin and the history of Rome
  • Mason Peck, NASA Chief Technologist, and an associate professor at Cornell University

Art[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Music[edit]

Military[edit]

  • Mason Carter, a U.S. Army officer of the American Civil War and the Indian Wars during the late 19th century
  • Mason Patrick, U.S. Army general and air power advocate

Physicians[edit]

Politics[edit]

Sports[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Thinkbabynames.com
  2. ^ Mason, Nameberry.com

See also[edit]