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.

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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.

In the 70's there was the Jason craze.

Personal experiences with the name Jason: | Edit

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

Jay, Jase, Jace, Jasey, Jacey, Sonny

Meanings and history of the name Jason: | Edit

Biblical:
He that cures.

American:
He that cures.

Greek:
A healing.

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 Anthony Maggott, South African Model

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
In Greek mythology, Jason was the leader of the group of warrior heroes called the Argonauts.

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