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Pronunciation

meɪsən

Origin

English

Meaning

Another popular given name that started life as a surname, with history going all the way back to the Norman Conquest. Coming from the French maçon, to mean “a skilled worker of stone”, it was used as a surname for stoneworkers in England. Mostly popular in English-speaking countries, its popularity is probably due to the fact that it is tough and smart at the same time.

Rank in the year 2015

Mason was ranked #6 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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