Jason

First Name
1.0m
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
4k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Jason mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Jason

"Jason" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Healer". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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.

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

Notable Persons Named Jason

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 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 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 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 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 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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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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 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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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 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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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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How popular is the baby name Jason in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 20 0 20
1881 22 0 22
1882 20 0 20
1883 13 0 13
1884 25 0 25
1885 16 0 16
1886 21 0 21
1887 14 0 14
1888 21 0 21
1889 18 0 18
1890 12 0 12
1891 15 0 15
1892 16 0 16
1893 8 0 8
1894 24 0 24
1895 23 0 23
1896 9 0 9
1897 12 0 12
1898 18 0 18
1899 5 0 5
1900 15 0 15
1901 10 0 10
1902 14 0 14
1903 13 0 13
1904 11 0 11
1905 12 0 12
1906 15 0 15
1907 9 0 9
1908 10 0 10
1909 15 0 15
1910 24 0 24
1911 25 0 25
1912 42 0 42
1913 44 0 44
1914 59 0 59
1915 78 0 78
1916 83 0 83
1917 92 0 92
1918 102 0 102
1919 81 0 81
1920 76 0 76
1921 97 0 97
1922 96 0 96
1923 101 0 101
1924 105 0 105
1925 110 0 110
1926 101 0 101
1927 97 0 97
1928 87 0 87
1929 120 0 120
1930 105 0 105
1931 83 0 83
1932 95 0 95
1933 81 0 81
1934 91 0 91
1935 83 0 83
1936 97 0 97
1937 81 0 81
1938 92 0 92
1939 71 0 71
1940 94 0 94
1941 81 0 81
1942 118 0 118
1943 138 0 138
1944 115 0 115
1945 118 0 118
1946 117 0 117
1947 135 0 135
1948 180 0 180
1949 218 0 218
1950 204 0 204
1951 191 0 191
1952 219 0 219
1953 280 5 275
1954 306 0 306
1955 400 0 400
1956 442 5 437
1957 438 0 438
1958 593 0 593
1959 726 0 726
1960 941 0 941
1961 1,070 10 1,060
1962 1,301 0 1,301
1963 1,512 8 1,504
1964 2,111 0 2,111
1965 2,894 0 2,894
1966 3,787 17 3,770 #89 boy name
1967 5,357 21 5,336 #54 boy name
1968 7,183 29 7,154 #47 boy name
1969 16,592 92 16,500 #25 boy name
1970 27,402 114 27,288 #13 boy name
1971 34,340 155 34,185 #8 boy name
1972 37,654 208 37,446 #7 boy name
1973 46,910 226 46,684 #3 boy name
1974 55,042 266 54,776 #2 boy name
1975 52,486 303 52,183 #2 boy name
1976 52,973 292 52,681 #2 boy name
1977 55,965 312 55,653 #2 boy name
1978 51,921 295 51,626 #2 boy name
1979 50,709 303 50,406 #3 boy name
1980 48,479 306 48,173 #3 boy name
1981 42,171 239 41,932 #4 boy name
1982 40,898 274 40,624 #4 boy name
1983 35,359 245 35,114 #7 boy name
1984 30,154 205 29,949 #11 boy name
1985 26,219 184 26,035 #14 boy name
1986 22,558 163 22,395 #18 boy name
1987 19,455 112 19,343 #23 boy name
1988 15,995 91 15,904 #27 boy name
1989 12,648 43 12,605 #35 boy name
1990 10,726 42 10,684 #46 boy name
1991 9,413 33 9,380 #49 boy name
1992 9,262 22 9,240 #46 boy name
1993 8,652 19 8,633 #45 boy name
1994 8,581 35 8,546 #46 boy name
1995 9,030 29 9,001 #41 boy name
1996 8,723 26 8,697 #41 boy name
1997 8,762 17 8,745 #41 boy name
1998 9,417 22 9,395 #40 boy name
1999 9,380 18 9,362 #40 boy name
2000 9,796 24 9,772 #39 boy name
2001 10,184 22 10,162 #41 boy name
2002 9,974 20 9,954 #42 boy name
2003 9,843 24 9,819 #42 boy name
2004 9,093 33 9,060 #47 boy name
2005 8,618 7 8,611 #51 boy name
2006 8,455 8 8,447 #55 boy name
2007 8,129 11 8,118 #59 boy name
2008 7,666 13 7,653 #60 boy name
2009 6,929 11 6,918 #66 boy name
2010 6,279 10 6,269 #69 boy name
2011 5,849 9 5,840 #71 boy name
2012 5,750 7 5,743 #76 boy name
2013 5,508 7 5,501 #79 boy name
2014 5,556 6 5,550 #75 boy name
2015 5,004 6 4,998 #86 boy name
2016 4,866 7 4,859 #84 boy name
2017 4,221 0 4,221 #92 boy name

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Popularity of Jason as a first name

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Popularity of Jason as a last name

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Common last names for Jason

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Martin
  • Hall
  • Taylor
  • Lewis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Lee
  • Wright
  • White
  • Roberts

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

  • What name lists does Jason rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jason? Jason is the 39th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Jason was the 92nd most popular name. As a last name Jason was the 8,198th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jason have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,033,820 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Random Jason Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jason ranks 9th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 151 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Jason: Your name in reverse order is Nosaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ansjo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jason? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,048 people with the last name Jason.
  • 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.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.