Jason: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jason

Jason

Pronunciation: JAY-sən (key)

Origin of the name Jason:

The English cognate of the Latin and Greek Iāson (healer), a name derived from iasthai (to heal). Popularly bestowed in the U.S., the name Jason is borne in Greek Myth by a prince who led the Argo-nauts. Var: Jayson.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Jase, Jayson, Jasen

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Comments and insights on the name Jason: | Edit

Jason is an extremely handsome, classic, popular, masculine name for a baby boy. Pronounced Jay-sun.

Personal experiences with the name Jason: | Edit

My boyfriend's name is Jason. Before we even ever began dating, I knew him for many years. I always loved his name and how well it suits him. He and his twin -- and their whole family for that matter -- are SUCH great, funny, kind people! I love them all to pieces. I always had such an immense crush on my friend Jason ever since I met him. Now we're in a serious, committed relationship with a brand new baby daughter together!!! I love him. I love him so much. And I love his name. There are not enough thumbs in the world that I could point upward for this name. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ;) ;) ;D

We named our son Jason, born 2008, because we haven't heard it used lately even though it used to be quite popular. That makes it an easily identifiable name where spelling is not an issue. Chances are slim that he'll meet other Jasons when he starts school.

Nicknames for Jason: | Edit

J, Jay, Jase, Jace, Jasey, Jacey, Sonny.

Meanings and history of the name Jason: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Jason".

Biblical:
He that cures.

American:
He that cures.

Greek:
A healing. Fact: In Greek mythology, the leader of the group of warrior heroes called the Argonauts.

Famous real-life people named Jason: | Edit

Jason Aldean, American country singer
Jason Alexander, American actor
Jason Bateman, American actor
Jason Dohring, American actor
Jason Momoa, American actor
Jason Mraz, Amerian singer
Jason O'Mara, Irish actor
Jason Segel, American actor
Jason Earles American actor
Jason Duggar, reality TV show "19 Kids & Counting"
Jason Griffith, Voice actor for Sonic The Hedgehog
Jason Mewes, American Actor
Jason Biggs, American Actor

Jason in song, story & screen: | Edit

Jason Bourne, character in the Bourne series of movies and books.
Jason, the Red Ranger in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television show.
Jason Walton, from "The Waltons" TV series.
"Jason" sung by Sufjan Stevens
Jason Grace, son of Jupiter, from the series The Heroes of Olympus
Jason Todd - DC Comics - Former Robin, now goes by Red Hood
Jason DiLaurentis - A character in the abc TV show, Pretty Little Liars

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