Gender: Male Meaning of Jason: "to heal" Origin of Jason: Greek Jason's Popularity in 2019: #104

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: #104

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Pop Culture References for the name Jason

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Morri Arty Says:


It's an okay name. I feel like it's a tad overused, especially in this area. I know of a lot of people named Jason, and none of them have left a lasting good impression on me.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


It's a nice name, but google "Jason" and you'll see the reason why I'm erring on the side of caution about giving it to my child.

ParanoidAndroid Says:


I don’t know about anyone else here, but I’ve yet to meet one nice person named Jason in my life.

TechnoKitten Says:


Next to Austin and Oscar, Jason is also the I loved when I was younger, I still do :)

paulapuddephatt Says:


Some people consider this name to be "dated". To me, it's more on the classic side. It's not really in the same category as names like Darren and Gary, which were used excessively in the 70s, but don't seem usable for babies today. Jason has mythological roots, which is a definite bonus.

peachysugarbuns Says:


Such a sensual, rich name. I am married to a Jason - 14 years my senior; born in the 1970's. He's artistic and intelligent; impatient and brutally honest. His silly streak tempers all the serious stuff. I've known many Jasons that have had similar traits, and they've all been lovely boys/men in their own ways. Gorgeous name.

thenamer007 Says:


I'm starting to kinda like this name.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I like Jason, but am not particularly fond of the nicknames Jace or Jase, although Jay could work.

KassemJ Says:


I've always loved th sleek and strong, yet classical Jason.

Addie88 Says:


I like this name a lot BECAUSE it is so archetypal today in American culture.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I love this name a lot.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


At the start I didn't like Jason because I found him boring, but as the series went on I began to really like him. Especially in Blood Of Olympus.

TheClockworkPrincess Says:


I think Jason is a nice name, but it reminds me of The Heroes of Olympus series where Jason is the name of my least favorite character. Like I said, I like the name but reminds me of the character. :(

linda Says:


You're right--I have changed it.

Betsy Braddock Says:


It was Greek first and means "to heal".