What does Jason mean?
Jason /ja-son/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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 popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Records, 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), Jasen, Joshuah and Josh are the prominent alternative forms of Jason (#75 in 2014). These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2013 (usage of 0.6262%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.6218%, ▼0.7%), but with the forms Josh, Jasen and Jay becoming less stylish. The most fashionable birth names among these are Jase (#105), Jayce (#150), Jace (#68), Jason (#75) and Joshua (#25), with Jason and Joshua enjoying a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Suggested similar baby names are Cason, Jacan, Jackson, Jacson, Jadon, Jakson, Jalon, Jamon, Janson, Jaron, Javon, Jaxen, Jaxon, Jaxson, Kason and Mason. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jason.