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Mason Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Mason?

In 2016 the uber popular name Mason, ranked the 4th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 10 most popular, Mason has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

Its highest popularity ranking of #2 was reached for the first time in 2011 and as recently as 2012.

The name was given to the greatest number of children in 2011 with 19,503 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Mason in any given year was 11 in 1891.

Approximately during the years 1896-1900, 1909-1916, 1917-1920, 1939-1942, 1965-1970, 1971-1975, 1976-1979, and 1982-2011, the name Mason took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2012-2015.

For a number of years, the name Mason has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Mason has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Mason?

Currently, the name is at a high point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Mason is a huge favorite but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Mason (Girl)Mason (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 87 2,198 15,192 4
2015 92 2,102 16,591 3
2014 78 2,359 17,177 3
2013 73 2,467 17,680 4
2012 82 2,302 18,961 2
2011 89 2,149 19,503 2
2010 76 2,466 14,837 12
2009 75 2,524 10,682 34
2008 106 1,986 10,477 35
2007 95 2,124 10,764 37
2006 128 1,657 10,408 40
2005 152 1,411 9,766 42
2004 162 1,320 8,617 51
2003 141 1,413 7,895 54
2002 149 1,311 7,878 53
2001 149 1,295 7,446 54
2000 149 1,296 6,516 64
1999 133 1,339 5,451 72
1998 143 1,269 4,657 83
1997 155 1,183 4,267 89
1996 120 1,390 3,880 104
1995 87 1,696 3,630 102
1994 33 3,416 2,801 125
1993 26 4,062 2,472 137
1992 33 3,388 2,200 149
1991 21 4,748 2,035 159
1990 20 4,802 1,477 208
1989 15 5,725 1,094 240
1988 13 6,135 1,025 235
1987 12 6,191 815 268
1986 9 7,504 650 313
1985 10 6,752 454 397
1984 6 9,882 277 509
1983 7 8,633 242 541
1982 5 11,590 327 468
1981 < 5 -- 310 473
1980 < 5 -- 338 459
1979 5 11,258 319 455
1978 5 10,777 269 494
1977 < 5 -- 266 501
1976 < 5 -- 251 506
1975 < 5 -- 308 455
1974 < 5 -- 268 490
1973 < 5 -- 153 644
1972 < 5 -- 132 700
1971 < 5 -- 166 640
1970 < 5 -- 182 604
1969 < 5 -- 157 633
1968 < 5 -- 108 723
1967 < 5 -- 87 783
1966 < 5 -- 90 768
1965 < 5 -- 75 851
1964 < 5 -- 98 769
1963 < 5 -- 94 788
1962 < 5 -- 90 802
1961 < 5 -- 89 811
1960 < 5 -- 79 859
1959 < 5 -- 88 814
1958 < 5 -- 88 799
1957 < 5 -- 72 896
1956 < 5 -- 92 776
1955 < 5 -- 98 736
1954 < 5 -- 70 884
1953 < 5 -- 81 793
1952 < 5 -- 85 765
1951 < 5 -- 86 758
1950 < 5 -- 90 725
1949 < 5 -- 94 711
1948 < 5 -- 91 701
1947 < 5 -- 88 733
1946 < 5 -- 84 713
1945 < 5 -- 69 740
1944 < 5 -- 91 655
1943 < 5 -- 89 681
1942 < 5 -- 103 622
1941 < 5 -- 81 682
1940 < 5 -- 77 691
1939 < 5 -- 80 665
1938 < 5 -- 80 679
1937 < 5 -- 70 728
1936 < 5 -- 82 640
1935 < 5 -- 83 658
1934 < 5 -- 89 635
1933 < 5 -- 83 635
1932 < 5 -- 86 661
1931 < 5 -- 85 644
1930 < 5 -- 95 631
1929 < 5 -- 96 623
1928 < 5 -- 108 597
1927 < 5 -- 108 597
1926 < 5 -- 122 557
1925 < 5 -- 114 590
1924 < 5 -- 119 584
1923 5 5,455 128 544
1922 < 5 -- 131 553
1921 < 5 -- 144 517
1920 6 4,759 142 513
1919 < 5 -- 125 533
1918 5 5,328 116 562
1917 < 5 -- 114 551
1916 7 3,797 136 486
1915 < 5 -- 98 574
1914 < 5 -- 89 522
1913 < 5 -- 85 469
1912 < 5 -- 58 519
1911 < 5 -- 30 555
1910 < 5 -- 27 550
1909 < 5 -- 16 700
1908 < 5 -- 27 483
1907 < 5 -- 22 502
1906 < 5 -- 20 513
1905 < 5 -- 22 488
1904 < 5 -- 20 486
1903 < 5 -- 21 463
1902 < 5 -- 24 422
1901 < 5 -- 15 522
1900 < 5 -- 32 398
1899 < 5 -- 19 431
1898 < 5 -- 15 561
1897 < 5 -- 23 397
1896 < 5 -- 18 492
1895 < 5 -- 19 467
1894 < 5 -- 18 474
1893 < 5 -- 12 596
1892 < 5 -- 20 437
1891 < 5 -- 11 578
1890 < 5 -- 16 475
1889 < 5 -- 21 400
1888 < 5 -- 14 542
1887 < 5 -- 13 505
1886 < 5 -- 18 424
1885 < 5 -- 15 493
1884 < 5 -- 14 517
1883 < 5 -- 12 547
1882 < 5 -- 12 567
1881 < 5 -- 13 497
1880 < 5 -- 22 371

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.