Mason is a popular, traditionally masculine first name, but can be used as a feminine name that’s commonly spelled Masen. Although the name is popular in England the name’s origin is derived from France, name meaning “stone worker” given the art of working with¬†masonry or stone.

According to the Office of National Statistics, Mason became one of the most popular baby boy names between the years of 2008-2012, ranking at number 32 in England and number 2 in the United States of America.

There are many famous people with the first name Mason, including:

Mason Kayne, an English actor who starred in the British television series¬†“Ashes to Ashes”.

Mason Chamberlin, an English painter, who among others founded the Royal Academy in 1768. He is best remembered as painting a beautiful portrait of United States President Benjamin Franklin.

Mason Thompson Scott, an English international rugby player who played for Cambridge University and Northern, original member of the invitational team the “Barbarians”.

Mason Rocca, an American/Italian professional basketball player, playing a forward center position for Aurora Jesi of the Legadue Basket.

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