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Mason is a nice boy's name. Popularity has increased greatly on it. He may get called Mason Jar though.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
My son is named Mason and I find it very masculine and handsome. I detest the new trend of giving this name to girls. It's just so very masculine.
Kitten  5/17/2006
I have to agree, this is not a good name for a girl. It is very masculine.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2006
I agree that this name being used for girls is completely wrong. It's a very masculine BOYS name, and there is no justification for it being used femininely. I have seen such butcherings as Maysun, Maesyn, Maicen, Mayssyn, Maisynn, Maesynne, etc, on girls.

I just wish that the "Boys-Names-On-Girls" trend would come to an end. Names like Mackenzie, Emerson, Madison, Addison, and, yes, Mason (and it's variants) shouldn't be used on girls whatsoever.
Pheadirean  8/29/2006
I do like this name for a boy, but I like it much better as a last name.
libbygirl  11/20/2006
Nice boys name but not very nice girls name in my opinion. I don't get why people are using classic traditional boys names. It may be a new society and people want to be more unique compared to earlier generations but these names should stay masculine.
― Anonymous User  4/19/2007
American actress Melissa Joan Hart & musician Mark Wilkerson are the parents of a boy, Mason Wilkerson, born on 11th January 2006.
Karcoolka  6/6/2007
Nice, strong boys name, but I prefer it as a middle name. When I hear the name Mason, I automatically think of this restaurant in Colorado Springs called "The Mason Jar".
joanie2007  8/9/2007
Mason O´Neill is a character from the TV show "It´s All Relative". He was played by Lenny Clarke.
Karcoolka  9/9/2007
This is an occupation and a surname, you ninnies! Give your son a real name!
johann14  9/25/2007
I had absolutely no idea that this was getting popular. I think it's ugly for either a boy or a girl.
queenv  9/30/2007
An absolutley vile name to curse a child with.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2007
This is a boy's name! It's too strong for a girl. I love the name and want to name my son this.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2008
Edward Cullens, from the book Twilight, real last name is Mason.
outsiders_fan  4/19/2008
Mason Capwell, played by Lane Davies, was a very popular character on the now-defunct (1984-93) soap opera Santa Barbara. I wouldn't doubt this is the time period during which the name began its increase in popularity.
faye  1/24/2009
I think Mason is an awful name for a boy. Nobody's son deserves to have Mason as a name, be it first, middle, or last. On the other hand, I love Mason as a girls name. I don't understand why girls can't have a strong name.
― Anonymous User  3/7/2009
I like the name and I think that it would be weird to be a girl and be a Mason. That's weird I'm telling you!
Bekowzero  4/29/2009
Definitely a boy name. This is horrible for a girl.
phanny3282  6/8/2009
Love this name, definitely would use it on a kid - but a boy, though. It's a boys' name. If someone chooses to use it on a girl, obviously that's their choice, but I don't think it would work. And it's opening the poor kid up to a lot of teasing for having a male name. Would stick with this spelling, though. This trend of messing up the spelling of names needs to die out.
ILoveAllThePoison  8/20/2009
A famous (sort-of) bearer is the fraternal society the Freemasons.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2009
Although it's on its way to become the new Jason, I love this name.
Alora  4/17/2010
I like Mason for a boy and a girl, as well, I actually know two young girls with this name and they themselves are very feminine and popular.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2010
Mason Lockwood is a character in the TV show and books "Vampire Diaries".

(Before I'd seen Vampire Diaries I really disliked this name because I could only see an old grumpy grampa or a redneck with this name, but now I see a really hot man instead! I like this name now!)
― Anonymous User  12/24/2010
It reminds me too much of the fact that members of the Freemasons are called Masons. As a result, it gives me the creeps.
keepitreal  1/16/2011
I can only think of Call of Duty: Black Ops when I hear this, So it sounds so silly to me, like naming a kid Reznov. XD

Anyway, not recommended.
FlakyMatt  6/11/2011
To be honest I never liked this name at first, but when I became pregnant with my youngest child I fell in love with it and I've never met another boy named Mason in England.
charlottexx  7/31/2011
I think this name was overused about 10 years ago. I used to like it, but I just don't like it anymore.
GibsonGirl  9/7/2011
I don't think it's THAT bad. In fact, I kind of like it. It's friendly.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2012
Mason Walker Crosby (born 1984 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American NFL football player for the Green Bay Packers.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
Mason Jennings (born 1975 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American singer-songwriter.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2012
I heavily dislike the name. Mason is an ear worm to me, and I find it incredibly infantile. Even worse are the variants. Masen, Mayson, Maysinn.
Black_X  7/10/2012
Such a teen mom name. Ugh.
Sky.  7/14/2012
We named our son Seth Mason. It's a handsome strong name for a handsome strong man. And no, in the 23 years he's had this name, no-one's ever mentioned Mason jars. Anyway, most people I know who use Mason jars don't find them silly or funny at all. Like their namesake, they are simple, strong and useful.
leananshae  9/18/2012
"Like their namesake, they are simple, strong and useful..."

Did you really mean to say, "Simple...!?"
Sabertooth  10/5/2014
In response to Sabertooth:

Mace was a popularly used nickname for Mason after the birth of Mason Disick, son of Kourtney Kardashian, who is more commonly known as "Mace."
LMS  10/11/2014
I don't get how everyone fell in love with this all of a sudden. Is Kourtney Kardashian's kid really that important? I've even heard of at least one where I live! Plus it makes me think of Freemasons. Well, at least it isn't one of those recently created names like Nevaeh or Jaden.
Buneary  11/21/2012
Eh. I guess it's better than some made up kre8yve name, but it still screams "TEEN MOM" to me. And the fact that it's #2 now because some Kardashian named their kid Mason... Ugh. Whatever happened to naming your kids after family members?
mrose19  2/15/2013
I don't get why this is so popular with all of those negative associations. Free Masons, the trashy Kardashians. I'm not anti unisex names but this one is even more awful on a girl.
SlimHobbit  4/2/2013
The name Mason was given to 80 baby GIRLS born in the US in 2012...
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
Pushing the negative associations aside (and, believe me, the list is nearly endless... it's trendiness is only the surface of the quandary), I think that Mason has an amiable, warm sound to it. It is handsome and durable, but simultaneously young, peripheral, and childlike (which, in my opinion, is unfavorable, and should be considered by parents looking at the name).
Francesca  7/29/2013
I heard some co-workers talk about naming their kid Mason, but the wanted to change the spelling--add an I--to quote "make him stand out". I pointed out that it would make it 'maison', the French word for house. That had very little impact since they weren't really talking to me anyway, but I didn't know whether or not to strangle them or turn them into the Common Sense Police or what.

So essentially they're setting up a child and everyone who runs into him for some awkward explaining and, should they run into me, lowered expectations. When I see spellings that are twisted unreasonably far from the expected spelling or worse, spellings that pervert the actual pronunciation, I assume the person is as dumb as the person that named them. I know it's unfair, and I'm easily proven wrong, but considering how easy it is to spell Mason the right way with 5 letters, I have to assume that Maison--6 letters-- got his name because his mom was too dumb to know any better.
Mooderator  10/19/2013
Mason the chimpanzee is a character in the Madagascar films.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2014
Why oh why is this tacky, trendy sounding name so popular!? D: Smgdh... It makes me (obviously) think of the dreadful associations of Freemasons & Freemasonry. I despise and loathe the horrific, ugly name Mason.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2014
You know what, I've changed my mind about the name Mason. I've gotten over what I originally slated it for. It's unfair to take my frustration of Freemasonry out on this name. Most people have innocent intentions when picking this name for their child. Plus the meaning of Mason isn't actually bad or anything. So, my sincere apologies to all Masons & to those who love the name about my previous comment! Forget what I said. I think Mason sounds pretty cute, adorable and handsome and I get its appeal. 。◕‿◕。.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2015
Nickname (for one of my fictional characters): Mace

That might be common, but I don't see it anywhere in this article or comments.
Sabertooth  10/5/2014
My little girls' middle name is Masen. I don't know what peoples' issue is with it being used for a girl. It's really not that masculine a name.
mumtoprincesscandc  10/28/2014
I think Mason is an okay name, but it's too popular right now for my tastes. Jason is a less popular choice, and I think it ages better, too.
hkols  11/4/2014
It's an OK name.
LV51sfan91  4/11/2015
I have to say, I'm not really a fan of this name. I don't particularly like surname-type names as first names on the whole, although I suppose Mason might make a good middle name. Personally, it just makes me think of Freemasons, Mason jars and stonemasonry.
IsolationHedge  6/12/2015
I think that this name is used way too much, especially in English-speaking countries, and should never be used for girls.
Tsminda2004  10/6/2015
I love the name Mason. My twenty year old son is named Mason and ever since he came into this world I nicknamed him Mace. He will forever be my "Mace".
These comments are interesting. My belief is "to each their own" and unfortunately we are given a name when we come into this world and it is never our own choosing unless we choose to change it legally when we are older.
With that, as children we are always vulnerable to kids being mean regardless of our name. Mean kids will be mean kids because it stems from issues within the kid who chooses to be mean. It is important to explain this to your child. It is not you or your name, it is the mean kid looking for attention because their foundation is very unsteady.
I love the variety of names that I seem to hear more of lately. When I hear an unusual name, I assume there is a meaning;a reason; a story; that is important to the parent and is the reason for naming their child that particular name.
But regardless, we are more than just our name. Kinda like a title to a book, which is really irrelevant because it's understanding what's in the inside that matters most.
AutumnNights24  10/12/2015
I think the name Mason is nice. Whether people choose to spell it Mayson, Masen Masin is irrelevant if you like the name and you choose it it's completely up to you and everyone else comments shouldn't make a difference! Who actually decided Mason gets spelt that way anyway! I think being a little different is nice.
Ashleigh 91  11/5/2015
My surname is Mason. I do find it bizarre that children are given this as a first name. Why would you call your child "stone-cutter" or "builder"? Don't understand at all. To me it represents part of my ancestry. My ancestors carved headstones, maybe even built cathedrals. Why you would associate yourself with that if it wasn't your heritage is beyond me.
Huytongirl  12/25/2015
Everyone's hating on the name Mason for a girl but I would just like y'all to know that I'm a girl and my name is Mason, so don't y'all be going off and hating on my name because it can be used for both genders, not just guys. Girls can have it too or I wouldn't be here with the name Mason. Just wanted y'all to know.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2016
I don't particularly like this one. I'm not sure why, as it's a perfectly good name, aside from being incredibly tryndee and rather immature sounding. I think I just don't like the way it sounds; reminds me somewhat of "medicine." Other than this and it's commonness, like I said, it's a fine name for a boy.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
The name Mason was unfortunately given to 91 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
Yikes! This name is way overused now.
Luvbug86  9/21/2016
The popularity of this name is disgusting. And the only reason it is popular is because Kourtney Kardashian used it for her son. I don't recommend it. He'll just be another Mason.
ERK  10/20/2016
Mason is my name and I happen to think that this name is fantastic and the idea of it just being a simple name for a worker is bland and tasteless, we spend almost our entire lives working so titles of jobs carry a lot of weight and can be used in names, the name truly originates as this website puts it from the old English way of saying "to make".
― Anonymous User  1/12/2017
I don't like the name Mason. It's a surname and gross I think.
Charleyboobear  1/22/2017
I've never been very fond of the whole "surnames as first names" trend (other than maybe Jackson); but I think the rise in popularity of Mason - particularly in the U.S. - is less connected with its use as a surname or occupation (or... Freemasons), and more with its similarity to Jason. Jason used to be hugely popular, and it seems like people got tired of Jason, but there was this similar name just lying there, so parents gravitated toward it. I predict the same will happen with Aidan and all its sound-alike names; people will get tired of hearing it, and all of a sudden we'll see a bunch of little Adrians running around.

That said, I'm not fond of Mason already, because of the whole "surname" thing, but also because its most popular nickname, Mace, is something you spray in assailants' faces in self-defense.
erb816  3/4/2017
Mason is the protagonist in 'The Gardener', a book by S.A. Bodeen.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2017
In my opinion, this name seems more like a surname than a given name.
Tatumarore  6/3/2017
Mason is a perfect girls name and it sounds terrible on a boy.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2017
I wonder... would those people who like this name for girls name their son Emily or Sophia?
― Anonymous User  8/26/2017
As a nonbinary teen I love this name! Good for all genders, though I had no idea it was so popular. Oh well, still gonna change my name to this.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2017
Excuse me, I think that Mason is a well known boy's name. Whoever wants to name a girl Mason, just needs to chill out. Mason is a fresh boy name.
merlin wordsworth  10/30/2017
I don't like it. Mace is also an awful nickname, it means heavy metal headed club with spikes. Its also too common because of some Kardashian... who wants to use this name?
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