Home > Jason


What does Jason mean?

Jason Pronunciation of Jason 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, biblical, mythology, leader, warrior, heroes


VARIANTS Jace, Jacen, Jaisen, Jaison, Jase, Jasen, Jasin, Jasun, Jay, Jayce, Jaysen, Jayson

SEE ALSO Aeson, Tayson, Zachary

RELATIONS VIA JOSHUA Josh, Joss, Josua, Josue

(male) Jeson, ..


Jason Charlie (J.C.), ..

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)

Jason reached its highest rank of #3 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is at #100 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Joshua (#41 IN 2018), Jace (#90), Zachary (#109), Jayce (#147), Josue (#225), Jase (#370), Jay (#399), Jayson (#466), Josh (#1514), Jacen (#1740), Jaison, Jasen, Jaysen and Josua are the prominent alternative forms of Jason (#100). These forms of Jason were favored as birth names in the 1980s (MEDIAN #958) and are now much less conventional (#880, 68%), with forms like Zachary becoming somewhat outmoded. Josue, Jayce, Jayson and Jace 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-sounding 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.