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Jason name meaning

First Name
1.0m
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
4k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Jason mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Jason

User Submitted Origins

English
51%
Greek
42%
American
4%
African
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Minnesota, U.S. says the name Jason means "Son of god or healer".
  2. According to a user from the United States, the name Jason means "Son of God, Healer".
  3. According to a user from Turkey, the name Jason is of Greek origin and means "Healer, the one who cures or heals".
  4. 15 people from all over the world agree the name Jason is of Greek origin and means "Healer".
  5. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Jason means "Healer; Greek name associated with Jason and the Agronauts, and the ship he sailed on called Argo".
  6. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Jason is of Greek origin and means "Healer Or Leader of Argonauts".
  7. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Jason means "Son of God- Yah Son (Ben) Yahben or Jah Son" and is of Hebrew origin.
  8. According to a user from the United States, the name Jason is of English origin and means "Of one who is could be a Savior".
  9. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Jason is of American origin and means "Handsome, Loyal, Warrior".
  10. A user from Kentucky, U.S. says the name Jason is of Arabic origin and means "A handsome young man".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jason
the husband of Medea and leader of the Argonauts who sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) the husband of Medea and leader of the Argonauts who sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece
Wiktionary

From the Ancient Greek Ἰάσων (Iásōn), from ἰάομαι (iáomai, “I heal”). The Jason mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 17:5-9, Romans 16:21) is probably a Greek rendering of Joshua.

  1. (Greek mythology) The leader of the Argonauts, who retrieved the Golden Fleece from king Aeetes of Colchis, for his uncle Pelias.
  2. A male given name from Ancient Greek.

Probably reduced from James + -son or a variant of Jesson.

  1. An English patronymic surname​.

    Jason was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Faroese, and Portuguese

    Notable Persons Named Jason

    Notable Persons Named Jason

    Jason Momoa

    Jason Momoa is an actor, model, director, writer, and producer. His ongoing career started in 1998. Jason was given the name Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa on August 1st, 1979 in Honolulu.

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    Jason Statham

    Jason Statham is an actor. He has been prominent since 1998. Jason was born on July 26th, 1967 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England.

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    Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne is a fictional character. Jason is also known as David Webb, Delta One, Cain/John Michael Kane, Nicolas Lemanissier, Charles Briggs, George P. Washburn, Foma Kiniaev, Mr. Cruet, Gilberto de Piento, Paul Kay, Adam Stone, David Webb (real name), (Identity), and Mr. Cruet (Supremacy).

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    Jason Bateman

    Jason Bateman is an actor, director, and producer. His ongoing career started in 1981. Jason was given the name Jason Kent Bateman on January 14th, 1969 in Rye, New York, U.S.

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    Jason Sudeikis

    Jason Sudeikis is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Jason was given the name Daniel Jason Sudeikis on September 18th, 1975 in Fairfax, Virginia.

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    Jason Segel

    Jason Segel is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and author. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. Jason was given the name Jason Jordan Segel on January 18th, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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    • Jason Isaacs
      Actor
    • Jason Derulo
      Musician
    • Jason Lee
      Actor
    • Jason Denayer
      Soccer Player
    • Jason Kidd
      Basketball Player
    • Jason Schwartzman
      Actor
    • Jason Alexander
      Actor
    • Jason Jones
    • Jason Newsted
      Musician
    • Jason Ritter
      Actor
    • Jay Kay
      Musician
    • Jason O'Mara
    • Jason Chaffetz
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    • Jason Biggs
      Actor

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Jason

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Jason

    Sir David Jason

    Sir David Jason is an actor. He was most prominent from 1964 to present. David was given the name David John White on February 2nd, 1940 in Edmonton, London, England.

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    Peter Jason

    Peter Jason is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to present. Peter was given the name Peter Edward Ostling on July 22nd, 1944 in Hollywood, California, U. S.

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    Rick Jason

    His most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to 1989. Rick was given the name Richard Jacobson on May 21st, 1923 in New York City, New York, U.S. He passed away on October 16th, 2000.

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    Harvey Jason

    Harvey Jason is an actor and businessman. His career lasted from 1964 to 2004. Harvey was given the name Harvey Albert Jason on February 29th, 1940 in London, England, UK.

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    Jason

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    Neil Jason

    Neil Jason is a musician. He was most prominent from 1976 to present. Neil was born in New York City, New York, U.S.

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Jason U.S.
      White 66.33% 64.26%
      African American 22.46% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.46% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.10% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 5.16% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Jason

    People with the last name Jason are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Jason

  1. What name lists does Jason rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Jason? Jason is the 39th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jason was the 8,198th most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Jason have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,041,392 babies born with the first name Jason in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jason to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Jason? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 20 new born babies.
  5. When was Jason first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jason is Monday, February 7th, 1870.
  6. What year had the most people named Jason born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jason was in 1977 with a total of 55,653 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jason!
  7. Random Jason Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jason ranks 48th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 79 babies in Arkansas have the same name in 2006.
  8. Weird things about the name Jason: The name spelled backwards is Nosaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ojnas. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Jason? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,048 people with the last name Jason.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jason? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Jason as their last name.
  11. Jason name meaning

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