Additional information: Jason is a masculine name of Greek origin, meaning ‘To Heal,’ and was the name of Greek mythic hero Jason who was the leader of the Argonauts and went in search of the fabled Golden Fleece. Jason was also the name of the man who sheltered Paul and Silas in the New Testament of the Bible. As biblical names go, Jason in one of the less formal/weightier names.
‘Jace,' ‘Jay,' and ‘Jae' are popular diminutives in English speaking countries, and variants ‘Jaylen,' (Jaye, Jayla) are popular as feminine forms of Jason. Most countries use the spelling ‘Jason,' however in Greek, the name is spelled ‘Iason.’ Misspellings tend to be incorrect vowels in the ending ‘Jasen,’ ‘Jasin.’
The name Jason has fallen in popularity but still remains in the top hundred names for boys. From 1973 and 1980 the name saw particular popularity peaking at second place and third place between 1973 and 1980. England has seen a decline in popularity for the name's use as a boy's name, but the name remains in the top 500 names. In England, the name currently holds the 162 ranked popularity spot.
Famous people named Jason include Jason Bateman (American Actor), Jason Kidd (American Athlete), Jason Statham (English Actor), and Jason Derulo (American Musician) Fictional characters named Jason include Jason Vorhees of the Friday the 13thfilm franchise, Jason Borne of the Bourne novels and film franchise, Jason Stackhouse of The Southern Vampire Mysteries novels and the HBO TV adapted series True Blood, and Jason Grace is a main character in the Heroes of Olympus series.
Jason and The Golden Fleece is a popular Ancient Greek myth in which the protagonist, Jason, goes in search of the Golden Fleece to trade with his uncle King Pelias for the Lolcus Throne, Jason’s usurped birthright.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Jason for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Jason is a boy name.
The name Jason is of Ancient Greek, Greek origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Jason we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Jason Name Meaning
The meaning of Jason is “Healer”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Jason and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Jason and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Jason is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Jason Categories
The name Jason is in the following categories: Biblical Names, English Names, Greek Mythological Names, Mythological Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Jason. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Jason, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Jason
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Jason displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Jason Boy Name Popularity Chart
Jason Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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