What does Jason mean?
Variant of Joshua. Biblical: an early Christian associate of Paul. Greek mythology: Jason was leader of a group of warrior heroes called the Argonauts. Singer J'son; actors Jason Robards, Jason Lee, Jason Priestley, Jason Patric, Jason Biggs.
(male) Jasonah, Jeson, ..
(female) Jasonie, Jasonna, ..
How popular is Jason?
Jason is a very prominent first name for men (#24 out of 1220, Top 2%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#7688 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Jason for boys. Jason reached its highest rank of #3 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is at #75 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Jason and corresponding names. Joshua (#25 in 2014), Jace (#68), Zachary (#82), Jase (#105), Jayce (#150), Josue (#269), Jay (#372), Jayson (#393), Josh (#1148), Jacen (#1227), Jaysen (#1445), Jasen (#1550), Josua and Jaison are the prominent alternative forms of Jason (#75 in 2014). These forms of Jason were favored as birth names in the 1980s (median #958) and are now much less conventional (#727, ▼56%), with forms like Jason becoming somewhat outmoded. Jace, Jase, Jayce and Jayson are four of the more contemporarily stylish boy names among these.
Jason▼ is alike in pronunciation to Jaycen. Other suggested similar names are Aaron, Anson▲, Baron, Canon, Cason▲, Daron, Davon▼, Eamon, Edson, Elson, Faron, Garson, Gascon, Hacon, Hadon, Hanson, Jacan, Jackson▲, Jaco, Jacot, Jacson, Jadon, Jaedon, Jaelon, Jakob▼, Jakson, Jalan, Jalin, Jalon, Jameson▲, Jamon, Jamond, Jano, Janos, Janson, Jaran, Jaren▼, Jarin, Jarod▼, Jaron▼, Jasha, Javan, Javon, Jaxen▲, Jaxon▲, Jaxson▲, Jaydon, Jayron, Jenson, Jeron, Jeston, Jimson, Johon, Jonson, Joron, Judson, Karson▲, Kason▲, Lakon, Lavon, Macon, Mason▲, Maxson, Navon, Parson, Ramon▼, Samson▲, Sanson, Saxon, Talon▲, Tamson, Tanson, Tavon and Urson. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jason.