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Gender: M Meaning of Jason: "the Lord is salvation" Origin of Jason: Hebrew Jason's Popularity in 2012: #76

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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 around 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.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Jason

Jason, the Greek/Thessalian mythological hero who led the Argonauts in the quest for the Golden Fleece
Jason Bourne, the lead character in the 'Bourne' film series
Jason Voorhees, the main character and antagonist from the 'Friday the 13th' American horror franchise
Jason Grace, son of Zeus and character in 'The Heros of Olympus' series
Jason Stackhouse, character on the TV series 'True Blood'
Jason Gideon, character on the television show 'Criminal Minds'
JASON, a natural body products company established in 1959
Dr. Jason Roland Seaver, character from Growing Pains
Jason Todd, the second Robin now The Red Hood
Jason McConnell, a character in the musical "bare: a pop opera"

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