The name Jason is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "to heal". Jason is ranked #92 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mystical Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".
From the experts:
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.
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.
Lists containing Jason:
- Mythological Baby Names for Boys
- Werewolf Baby Names
- Names from the 1970s
- Names from the 1980s
- Names from the 1990s
- Mystical Names
- Greek Baby Names for Modern Kids