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Gender: M Meaning of Jason: "to heal" Origin of Jason: Greek Jason's Popularity in 2014: #75

Jason, the Number 3 name for the entire decade of the 1970s -- thus the title of our original baby-naming book, Beyond Jennifer & Jason -- is more likely to be dad's name now than baby's. But Jason still hangs in right inside the Top 75.

Jason's megapopularity definitely launched stylish newcomers ranging from Jacob to Mason to Jackson.

In Greek myth, Jason is the leader of the Argonauts who went in search of the Golden Fleece, while in the Bible he was an early Christian who was hospitable to St. Paul. Jason figures in the novels of William Faulkner, especially in The Sound and the Fury.

Famous People Named Jason

Jason Nelson Robards, American actor
Jason Statham, English actor
Jason Kent Bateman, American actor
Jason Thomas Mraz, American singer
Jason Derulo (born Jason Joel Desrouleaux), American singer-songwriter
Jason Alexander (born Jay Scott Greenspan), American actor
Jason Francesco Schwartzman, American actor
Jason William Dohring, American actor
(Joseph) Jason (Namakaeha) Momoa, American actor
Jason O'Mara, Irish actor
Jason Donovan, Australian actor and singer
Jason Jordan Segel, American actor and comedian
Jason Aldean (born Jason Aldine Williams), American singer
Jason 'Jase' Robertson, American reality TV personality
Jason Bradford Priestley, Canadian-American actor
Jason Manns, singer
Jason Matthew Biggs, American actor
Jason Gilbert Giambi, American baseball player
Jason Frederick Kidd, American basketball player
Jason Michael Lee, American actor
Jason Scott Lee, American actor
Jason John Manford, English comedian, and actor
Jason Daniel Earles, American actor
Jason Edward Mewes, American actor
Jason Lewis, American actor and model
Jason Curtis Newsted, American bassist
Jason Paul London, American actor
Jason Christopher Marsden, American actor
Jason Randolph Scheff, American bassist
Jason White, American guitarist
Jason Michael Wade, American singer
Jason Morgan Ritter, American actor
Jason Haigh-Ellery, English TV producer
Jason Stoltenberg, Australian tennis player
Jason Scott Dolley, American actor
Jason Clarke, Australian actor

Pop Culture References for the name Jason

Jason Grace, one of the main characters in The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Jason Voorhees, fictional serial killer/demon from the Friday the 13th film series.
Jason Bourne, fictional spy from Robert Ludlum's Born series.
Jason Todd, Batman's second Robin before dying and resurrecting to become the "Red Hood"

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