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Gender: Male Meaning of Jason: "to heal" Origin of Jason: Greek Jason's Popularity in 2017: #92

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 Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Switcher Machine".

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. 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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Famous People Named Jason

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa, American actor
Jason Statham, English actor
Jason Mantzoukas, American actor and podcaster
Jason Thomas Mraz, American singer
Jason Derulo (born Jason Joel Desrouleaux), American singer-songwriter
Jason Alexander (born Jay Scott Greenspan), American actor
Jason Francesco Schwartzman, American actor
Jason Kent Bateman, American actor
Jason William Dohring, American actor
Jason Weiser, podcaster of "Myths and Legend"
Jason Beghe, American actor
Jason Nelson Robards, American actor
Jason O'Mara, Irish actor
Jason Donovan, Australian actor and singer
Jason Jordan Segel, American actor and comedian
Jason Aldean (born Jason Aldine Williams), American singer
Jason "Jase" Robertson, American reality TV personality
Jason Bradford Priestley, Canadian-American actor
Jason, named in Paul's epistle to the Romans (16:21)
Jason Manns, singer
Jason Matthew Biggs, American actor
Jason Gilbert Giambi, American baseball player
Jason Frederick Kidd, American basketball player
Jason Michael Lee, American actor
Jason Scott Lee, American actor
Jason John Manford, English comedian, and actor
Jason Daniel Earles, American actor
Jason Edward Mewes, American actor
Jason Lewis, American actor and model
Jason Curtis Newsted, American bassist
Jason Paul London, American actor
Jason Christopher Marsden, American actor
Jason Randolph Scheff, American bassist
Jason White, American guitarist
Jason Michael Wade, American singer
Jason Morgan Ritter, American actor
Jason Haigh-Ellery, English TV producer
Jason Stoltenberg, Australian tennis player
Jason Scott Dolley, American actor
Jason Clarke, Australian actor
Jason Nash, YouTuber
Jason Isaacs, English actor
Jason Michael Duggar, 12th child (7th son) of the reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting's Duggar family
Jason Simmons, American teen actor (identical twin brother Kristopher)
Jason Bastelli, American child actor
Jason Stout aka AwesomeDom or simply Dom, American YouTuber
Jason Gray, American actor in YouTube sketch comedy show Studio C
Jason Watkins, English actor
Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Jason

Jason Gray, character in Disney original movies "Camp Rock" & "Camp Rock 2," portrayed by Kevin Jonas Jr.
Jason Grace, one of the main characters in "The Heroes of Olympus" series by Rick Riordan
Jason "J.D." Dean, character from the movie/musical "Heathers"
Jason Voorhees, fictional serial killer/demon from the "Friday the 13th" film series
Jason Bourne, fictional spy from Robert Ludlum's "Bourne" series
Jason Todd, Batman's second Robin before dying and resurrecting to become the "Red Hood"
Jason Bard, character in DC Universe
Jason Woodrue, also known as Floronic Man, character in DC Universe
Jason Sherwood, character from movie "The English Teacher," played by Michael Angarano
Jason Walker, character in Brandon Mull's "Beyonders" series
Jason Blossom, character from the Archie Comics and from the CW TV series
"Riverdale," which is based off the Archie Comics
Jason Valentine, from Jenna Moreci's book "Eve: The Awakening"
Jason, infant character on "Between"
Jason Whitaker from "Adventures in Odyssey"
Jason Osmond, character from Netflix's "Greenhouse Academy"
Jason Morgan (formerly Quartermaine) from the long-running soap opera "General Hospital"
Also for girls

Jasun, Jasaun, Jay, Jathan, Jaisen, Jasin, Jase, Jasten, Jaison, Jaysen, Jasen, Jacen, Jasan, Jasson, Jaeson, Jahson, Jayson, Jathon, Jasyn, Jayce, Jace


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".