Jason Name Meaning

With a meaning as beautiful as “to heal”, it’s no surprise that Jason has long been a favorite among parents. He’s recently been eclipsed in popularity by the similar sounding Mason, giving Jason the chance to recharge and refresh after years of heavy use.

He has the in-demand nickname of Jase, who appears on his own all over the charts as Jace and Jayce as well. He also can be shortened to Jay should you choose. His stylish nickname choices aren’t mandatory, however, as he’s just as handsome in full.

Jason is a surprise Biblical pick, appearing in the New Testament as a man who helped shelter Silas and Paul. He’s also appeared in Greek mythology as the leader of the band of heroes called the Argonauts. Both associations are lovely, as they show extraordinary examples of bravery and devotion.

Jason’s popularity has allowed him to become a familiar face to everyone, solidifying him in the enviable boy-next-door category. This group contains names that are well-known with positive associations, two things that Jason definitely can claim. These names also avoid feeling dated, their perennial popularity shunning the trendy or old-fashioned feel some names suffer from.

Jason is a timeless classic that ages well, delightful on a spry young boy and professional adult as well. He doesn’t feel cutesy and also avoids feeling too clunky on a little one.

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Jason Name Popularity

How popular is the name Jason? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Jason was the 100th most popular boys name, representing 0.2794% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Jason has been the 28th most popular boys name, representing 0.6888% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 848 6 0.0012%
1913 883 8 0.0014%
1914 708 23 0.0033%
1915 680 39 0.0043%
1916 671 43 0.0045%
1917 611 59 0.0059%
1918 684 48 0.0045%
1919 781 35 0.0033%
1920 874 28 0.0025%
1921 755 43 0.0038%
1922 707 50 0.0045%
1923 678 55 0.0049%
1924 716 48 0.0041%
1925 650 61 0.0054%
1926 684 52 0.0047%
1927 780 36 0.0033%
1928 696 47 0.0044%
1929 623 61 0.0059%
1930 626 60 0.0057%
1931 813 28 0.0028%
1932 662 48 0.0049%
1933 761 29 0.0031%
1934 741 32 0.0033%
1935 689 40 0.0041%
1936 644 46 0.0048%
1937 772 28 0.0028%
1938 621 55 0.0054%
1939 787 26 0.0026%
1940 730 36 0.0034%
1941 929 17 0.0015%
1942 634 60 0.0048%
1943 567 81 0.0062%
1944 637 55 0.0044%
1945 635 53 0.0043%
1946 617 68 0.0046%
1947 641 75 0.0045%
1948 514 122 0.0076%
1949 469 160 0.0099%
1950 510 131 0.0081%
1951 503 139 0.0082%
1952 487 163 0.0093%
1953 440 217 0.0123%
1954 424 237 0.013%
1955 368 345 0.0188%
1956 353 397 0.021%
1957 370 384 0.02%
1958 312 554 0.0293%
1959 289 705 0.0371%
1960 258 922 0.0487%
1961 241 1,050 0.0556%
1962 211 1,291 0.0703%
1963 196 1,493 0.0832%
1964 155 2,108 0.1198%
1965 111 2,894 0.177%
1966 89 3,770 0.2415%
1967 54 5,336 0.3516%
1968 47 7,154 0.4764%
1969 25 16,500 1.071%
1970 13 27,288 1.7147%
1971 8 34,185 2.2749%
1972 7 37,446 2.7493%
1973 3 46,684 3.601%
1974 2 54,776 4.2144%
1975 2 52,183 4.0609%
1976 2 52,681 4.0875%
1977 2 55,653 4.1287%
1978 2 51,626 3.8399%
1979 3 50,406 3.5748%
1980 3 48,173 3.2947%
1981 4 41,932 2.8526%
1982 4 40,624 2.7185%
1983 7 35,114 2.3795%
1984 11 29,949 2.0133%
1985 14 26,035 1.7153%
1986 18 22,395 1.4836%
1987 23 19,343 1.2675%
1988 27 15,904 1.0206%
1989 35 12,605 0.7811%
1990 46 10,684 0.6446%
1991 49 9,380 0.5755%
1992 46 9,240 0.5789%
1993 45 8,633 0.5537%
1994 46 8,546 0.5569%
1995 41 9,001 0.5972%
1996 41 8,697 0.5808%
1997 41 8,745 0.5913%
1998 40 9,395 0.6277%
1999 40 9,362 0.6252%
2000 39 9,772 0.6397%
2001 41 10,162 0.6744%
2002 42 9,954 0.6642%
2003 42 9,819 0.6454%
2004 47 9,060 0.5944%
2005 51 8,611 0.5632%
2006 55 8,447 0.5395%
2007 59 8,118 0.5145%
2008 60 7,653 0.4952%
2009 66 6,918 0.4629%
2010 69 6,266 0.4348%
2011 71 5,838 0.4098%
2012 76 5,739 0.4027%
2013 79 5,497 0.3861%
2014 75 5,550 0.3809%
2015 86 4,998 0.3435%
2016 85 4,848 0.3363%
2017 92 4,212 0.3018%
2018 100 3,839 0.2794%

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Names Like Jason

If you like Jason, you’ll love these other names like Jason.


What names are diminutives of Jason?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Jason sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Jason, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jace

To heal

American

#90 (0.3105%)  
Jase

To heal

American

#365 (0.0612%)  
Jay

To heal

English

#392 (0.0553%)  
Jayce

To heal

American

#147 (0.1906%)  

What names are variants of Jason?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Jason.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jacen

Healer; the Lord is salvation

Hebrew

#1,729 (0.0022%)  
Jaisen

Healer; the Lord is salvation

Hebrew

Jaison

Healer; the Lord is salvation

Hebrew

#2,878 (0.0004%)  
Jasen

Healer; the Lord is salvation

Hebrew

#2,565 (0.0004%)  
Jasin

Healer; the Lord is salvation

Hebrew

Jasun

Healer; the Lord is salvation

Hebrew

Jaycen

American

#2,217 (0.0009%)  
Jaysen

Healer; the Lord is salvation

Hebrew

#1,539 (0.0031%)  
Jayson

American

#469 (0.0416%)  

What names sound like Jason?

If you like how Jason sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Jason.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aeson

Greek

#1,997 (0.0013%)  
Ahsan

Perfection, excellence

Arabic

Asen

Bulgarian

Casen
#624 (0.0261%)  
Ehsan

Perfection, excellence

Arabic

Ihsan

Perfection, excellence

Arabic

Jacian

English

Jayden

Thankful one

Hebrew

#30 (0.6225%)  
Mason

Stoneworker

English

#9 (0.9051%)  
Oisin

Gaelic

Ossin

Gaelic

Tayson

English

#2,214 (0.0009%)  

What names are similar to Jason?

Find a name that’s like Jason, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Andrew

Manly and powerful

Greek

#43 (0.5257%)  
Christopher

Bearing Christ

English

#42 (0.5285%)  
Joseph

Jehovah will increase

Hebrew

#23 (0.6955%)  
Levi

Joined together

Hebrew

#33 (0.6143%)  
Michael

Who is Like God?

Hebrew

#14 (0.8458%)  
Nathan

He gave

Hebrew

#48 (0.4934%)  
Ryan

Little king

Irish

#46 (0.5026%)  
Samuel

Name of God

Hebrew

#21 (0.7085%)  
Theodore

God's gift

Greek

#44 (0.511%)  
Thomas

Twin

Greek

#49 (0.4934%)  

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5 Comments

  1. I agree

  2. It means “he who heals” and since he was born blue and is missing some of the basic reflexes to survive without medical intervention we decided this was fitting. His middle name is Israel, which means “he who has prevailed with God.”

  3. I chose my son name jason because me and my partner was thinking so much bout baby boy names till we named him jason. Jason suits my baby perfectly he is the sweetest handsome baby boy i could ever have

  4. I chose Jason because the meaning is marvelous, THE ONE WHO HEALS.

  5. Love the name because of the meaning which is the one who heals


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