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Gender: Male Meaning of Jason: "to heal" Origin of Jason: Greek Jason's Popularity in 2018: #100

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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Rank in US: #100

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Pop Culture References for the name Jason

Jase, Jay, Jace, Jayson, Jayce, Jasen, Jaisen, Jasten, Jaison, Jaysen, Jasin, Jacen, Jasan, Jasson, Jaeson, Jahson,

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