Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:182
Meaning:healer; the Lord is salvation
In Greek mythology, Jason led the Argonauts to sail in search of the Golden Fleece. (And along the way, he fell in love with a sorceress.) But in the New Testament, Jason is the name of one who showed hospitality to St. Paul. Though it never reached No. 1, Jason was a top 5 name from 1973 to 1982. According to Social Security data, it fell out of the top 50 in 2004 but remains solidly in the top 100. It helped pave the way for the popularity of Jacob and even Mason. Jayson is an alternative spelling that’s in the top 500.

Famous Jasons

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Jason Aldean
    Country Singer
  • Jason Alexander
    TV Actor
  • Jason Bateman
    Actor
  • Jason Collins
    Basketball Player
  • Jason Derulo
    Singer
  • Jason Lee
    Actor
  • Jason Newsted
    Musician
  • Jason Priestley
    Actor
  • Jason Sudeikis
    Actor

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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