Boy Names baby nameJason

What does the name Jason mean?

The meaning of the name “Jason” is: “Healer”.

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 13th film 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.