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Gender: M Meaning of Jason: "to heal" Origin of Jason: Greek Jason's Popularity in 2013: #79

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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 just outside 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, Greek mythological hero who led the Argonauts in the quest for the Golden Fleece
Jason Bourne, main character in the Bourne series
Jason Voorhees, villain in 'Friday the 13th' series
Jason Grace, character in 'The Heroes of Olympus' series
Jason Stackhouse, character on TV's 'True Blood'
Jason Gideon, character on TV series 'Criminal Minds'
Jason Roland Seaver, character on TV's 'Growing Pains'
Jason Todd aka Robin aka The Red Hood, character in the Batman series
Jason McConnell, character in the musical 'bare: a pop opera'
Jason "Jace" Garrett, character in 'My Life Next Door' by Huntley Fitzpatrick

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