Jason

Jason - A unique male name



  May 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jason, meaning to heal, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #919. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jason and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jason? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jason. The baby boy name Jason was given to 5,695 baby boys in 2012, ranking #76 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 288 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jason peaked in popularity 45 years ago in 1974 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Jason Statham
Jason Momoa
Jason Isaacs


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Jason is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jason is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #40 - and is the least popular in Iowa at position #233.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jason is where you live.


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Jason origin and meaning

Jason is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means to heal. To see famous people named Jason, pop culture references for the name Jason and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jason

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jason, sorted by popularity.

John / Juan / Johnny / Jimmy / Jackson / Jon / Jim / Jimmie / Johnnie / Jamie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201276
201171
201069
200966
200860
200759
200655
200551
200447
200342
200242
200141
200039
199940
199840
199741
199641
199541
199446
199345
199246
199149
199047
198935
198827
198723
198618
198514
198411
19837
19824
19814
19803
19793
19782
19772
19762
19752
19742
19733
19727
19718
197013
196925
196847
196754
196689
1965111
1964155
1963196
1962210
1961241
1960258
1959289
1958316
1957370
1956353
1955370
1954425
1953440
1952489
1951502
1950509
1949476
1948514
1947641
1946617
1945634
1944637
1943572
1942641
1941969
1940699
1939809
1938627
1937787
1936648
1935698
1934761
1933783
1932667
1931828
1930633
1929625
1928703
1927805
1926687
1925652
1924726
1923684
1922718
1921771
1920899
1919803
1918698
1917613
1916686
1915691
1914720
1913938
1912919

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York40
Rhode Island46
New Jersey47
California53
Massachusetts55
District of Columbia58
Florida60
Connecticut61
Maryland64
Texas64
Alaska64
Georgia66
Virginia66
Hawaii67
Nevada68
Maine73
Oklahoma76
North Carolina77
Pennsylvania78
South Carolina79
Arkansas81
Michigan81
Mississippi81
New Mexico81
Delaware83
Alabama83
Ohio85
Wyoming85
Arizona86
Illinois87
Washington89
Tennessee90
New Hampshire90
South Dakota97
Colorado98
Missouri103
Indiana103
Kentucky104
Utah111
Louisiana114
Idaho114
Kansas114
Vermont117
Nebraska124
West Virginia125
Wisconsin132
Oregon138
Minnesota152
Montana176
Iowa233

Even more about Jason


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jason a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jason?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1974
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jason
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 288
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +5,695

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