"to heal"

Jason Origin and Meaning

The name Jason is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "to heal".

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 it's still a widely used name.

Jason's megapopularity definitely launched stylish newcomers ranging from Jacob to Mason to Jackson. It's easy to forget, given its trendiness, that Jason is actually one of the classic Greek names for boys.

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 Jasons include Jason Bateman, Jason Segal, and Jason Kidd.

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Jason Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Jason

  • Joseph Jason Namakaeha MomoaAmerican actor
  • Jason StathamEnglish actor
  • Jason MantzoukasAmerican actor and podcaster
  • Jason Thomas MrazAmerican singer
  • Jason Derulo (born Jason Joel Desrouleaux)American singer,songwriter
  • Jason Alexander (born Jay Scott Greenspan)American actor
  • Jason Francesco SchwartzmanAmerican actor
  • Jason Kent BatemanAmerican actor
  • Jason William DohringAmerican actor
  • Jason Weiserpodcaster of "Myths and Legend"
  • Jason BegheAmerican actor
  • Jason Nelson RobardsAmerican actor
  • Jason O'MaraIrish actor
  • Jason DonovanAustralian actor and singer
  • Jason Jordan SegelAmerican actor and comedian
  • Jason Aldean (born Jason Aldine Williams)American singer
  • Jason "Jase" RobertsonAmerican reality TV personality
  • Jason Bradford PriestleyCanadian,American actor
  • Jasonnamed in Paul's epistle to the Romans (16:21)
  • Jason Mannssinger
  • Jason Matthew BiggsAmerican actor
  • Jason Gilbert GiambiAmerican baseball player
  • Jason Frederick KiddAmerican basketball player
  • Jason Michael LeeAmerican actor
  • Jason Scott LeeAmerican actor
  • Jason John ManfordEnglish comedian, and actor
  • Jason Daniel EarlesAmerican actor
  • Jason Edward MewesAmerican actor
  • Jason LewisAmerican actor and model
  • Jason Curtis NewstedAmerican bassist
  • Jason Paul LondonAmerican actor
  • Jason Christopher MarsdenAmerican actor
  • Jason Randolph ScheffAmerican bassist
  • Jason WhiteAmerican guitarist
  • Jason Michael WadeAmerican singer
  • Jason Morgan RitterAmerican actor
  • Jason HaighEllery, English TV producer
  • Jason StoltenbergAustralian tennis player
  • Jason Scott DolleyAmerican actor
  • Jason ClarkeAustralian actor
  • Jason NashYouTuber
  • Jason IsaacsEnglish actor
  • Jason Michael Duggar12th child (7th son) of the reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting's Duggar family
  • Jason SimmonsAmerican teen actor (identical twin brother Kristopher)
  • Jason BastelliAmerican child actor
  • Jason Stout aka AwesomeDom or simply DomAmerican YouTuber
  • Jason GrayAmerican actor in YouTube sketch comedy show Studio C
  • Jason WatkinsEnglish actor
  • Jennifer Jason LeighAmerican actress

Jason in Pop Culture

  • Jason Graycharacter in Disney original movies "Camp Rock" & "Camp Rock 2," portrayed by Kevin Jonas Jr.
  • Jason Graceone of the main characters in "The Heroes of Olympus" series by Rick Riordan
  • Jason "J.D." Deancharacter from the movie/musical "Heathers"
  • Jason Voorheesfictional serial killer/demon from the "Friday the 13th" film series
  • Jason Bournefictional spy from Robert Ludlum's "Bourne" series
  • Jason ToddBatman's second Robin before dying and resurrecting to become the "Red Hood"
  • Jason Bardcharacter in DC Universe
  • Jason Bloodalter ego of Etrigan the Demon, character in DC Universe
  • Jason Woodruealso known as Floronic Man, character in DC Universe
  • Jason Sherwoodcharacter from movie "The English Teacher," played by Michael Angarano
  • Jason Walkercharacter in Brandon Mull's "Beyonders" series
  • Jason Blossomcharacter from the Archie Comics and from the CW TV series
  • "Riverdale" which is based off the Archie Comics
  • Jason Valentinefrom Jenna Moreci's book "Eve: The Awakening"
  • Jasoninfant character on "Between"
  • Jason Whitaker from "Adventures in Odyssey"
  • Jason Osmondcharacter from Netflix's "Greenhouse Academy"
  • Jason Morgan (formerly Quartermaine) from the longrunning soap opera "General Hospital"
  • Also for girls
  • Jason Nesmith who played Commander Peter Quincy Taggart in the 1999 SciFi Comedy film "Galaxy Quest"
  • Dr. Jason Seavercharacter on sitcom "Growing Pains"
  • Jason Foxyoungest child in comic strip "Fox Trot"

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