What does Jason mean?
Jason [ja-son] as a boys' name is pronounced JAY-sun. It is of Greek and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jason is "healer; the Lord is salvation". 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.
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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 #86 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is a study of the ranking of Jason and corresponding names. Joshua (#33 in 2015), Jace (#75), Zachary (#88), Jayce (#132), Jase (#182), Josue (#271), Jay (#394), Jayson (#407), Josh (#1413), Jacen (#1454), Jaysen (#1636), Jaison, Jasen and Josua are the prominent alternative forms of Jason (#86 in 2015). These forms of Jason were favored as birth names in the 1980s (median #958) and are now much less conventional (#811, ▼61%), with forms like Jasen becoming somewhat outmoded. Jace, Jayce and Jayson are three 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.See names in meaning and etymology.