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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.


Jason has 12 variants: Jace, Jacen, Jaisen, Jaison, Jase, Jasen, Jasin, Jasun, Jay, Jayce, Jaysen and Jayson.

Affiliated boy names: Aeson, Tayson and Zachary.

Jason has 4 more relations via Joshua: Josh, Joss, Josua and Josue.

Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jason name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jason outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jason, Jace, Jacen, Jaison, Jase in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jasen, Jay, Jayce, Jaysen, Jayson in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josh, Joshua, Josua, Josue, Zachary in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jason, Jace, Jay, Josh, Joshua, Zachary outside U.S.

Similar Names


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.