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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jason

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Jason in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Jason:

  • Records indicate that 1,002,049 boys in the United States have been named Jason since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1977, when 55,579 people in the U.S. were given the name Jason. Those people are now 39 years old.

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    Comments about the name Jason

    96% Approval Rating
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      27 Positive Comments

  • "In 1983 we named our son Jason Bradley Smith. When you marry a guy name Smith, you want the first name to be a little different and original instead of a John or Mike. I started to call him JB at the time when Dallas was on and JR Ewing was the man. But mostly we and his friends , still call him Jason or Jas ." Apr. 8, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jason and I was born in July. The months spell out my name. I am so cool." Jun. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jason is a perfect name, can be easily nick-named love it(Y) It's my name also and I don't get teased about it and I love it. Also if you notice in most cases in films the 'Jason' is normally the sexy boy that all the girls have a crush on?" Jul. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name man, Only problem is sometimes people say Jay-Sin or Jay-Sahn. Lol. I love it though, Jason Mraz has my name =D" Jun. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a person named Jason he has always been different in handling thin gs in life" Sep. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Jason Blake and I think that it is a great name that suits him very well. He stresses that it is Jay-son not Jay-sin. I just call him Jase, but I am the only one that does." Jun. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like the name Jason. It's my name (obviously a big reason) but there's something about it that's just different. You always see a lot of John's and Ryan's (which is a pretty cool name too). But I only know like 2 or 3 Jason's so I feel special and unique where I'm at even though there have been millions of Jason's in the world." Feb. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jason is a good, strong name!! Jayson is another spelling of Jason. I personally don't know any Jason's, but I REALLY, REALLY like the name Jason anyway. Congrats!" Dec. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jason is a cool name. Check this out. July, August, September, October, November Take the first letter of each of these months and what does it spell." Nov. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Jason and if I am any indication of the quality of the people named Jason then it should be required that all baby boys are named Jason. In 20 years the world would enter a golden age of peace and enlightenment which would usher in a new age. A pox on all those who resist progress by not naming their sons Jason." Oct. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jason is not very popular nowadays and I love the name it fits my son perfectly. I also call him Jay." Sep. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name (Jason). I actually never knew many other people with the name Jason and I was born in 1982. Only one class in High School did I have another Jason. There were usually one or two in my school in different grades though. I'm not a huge fan of the nickname Jay, but I love the nickname Jase." Aug. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jason and i love it. Its not too common, but not too rare which makes it good." Jul. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jason is a nice name and i love the nickname Jay its pretty nice!!" May. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm okay with my name Jason. I was born in 1982, and there were a lot of Jasons at my schools. I joined the Army and invaded Iraq in 2003 with the 3ID, studying philosophy now getting ready for Law School." May. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "In the late 60's the name Jason was rare so was Jennifer. Before and during the Vietnam war the singer Donovan was popular to all the flower children, aka: me. His songs are about love and colors. I was having a baby and decided to name a girl after two of his songs. Jennifer Juniper and Celeste. If a boy it would be Jason Donovan. Named after the singer. I had a girl so the name was Jennifer Celeste. She was my only child. Now as an adult has two sons, the first Jason Donovan (my boy) the little on named after big brother Liam Donovan. Jason is a name that became famous in the late 60's early 70's. I thought the name was different and unique. Everyone else felt the same I guess!.." Feb. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my friend named jason is cool, his nickname is j diddy!" Oct. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think that jason is the coolest, best , man ever and i have a hot rod and i have zz top to go with it and i think i have the coolest life in the world!!!" Jul. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jason is a COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL name" Apr. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jason is a COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL name" Apr. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name because i'm a Jason, but i'm also hispanic and hispanic people always having trouble pronouncing my name." Dec. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Jason, and have always liked the name. My family has always called me Jay, or Jase, and neither of those are bad." Sep. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jason and I love it. Never a problem with pronouncing it or spelling. Great name." Jun. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "for some unknown reason, people keep confusing my name (Jason) with Justin" Apr. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my husband's name and I'm not sure if I love the name because its his or if I just like the sound of it. Our friends and family sometimes call him Jay but we usually use Jason." Apr. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "As the graph shows, Jason was VERY popular in the 70's. There were always four or five Jason's in my grade. Don't know where everyone else's parents got it from, but my Mum happened to watch "Jason and the Argonauts" while pregnant and she loved it. I like the name, but hate it when people shorten it to Jas. It sounds poofy." Dec. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm a jason. i like it. kids can't really find any nasty names that rhyme with jason to tease with. there are very few, rare alternate spellings, so you don't have to spell it when you introduce yourself. i did acquire a nickname, Chase, because a friend of mine used to call me Jas, rather than Jason, and someone else misheard him and thought he was saying Chase, not Jas. but i like Chase too, so it's cool. It is not too terribly common either, so, overall, i like being a Jason." Jul. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I LOVE IT,its my man's name.Im greek,and Jason is a greek name,my man's american so im really happy" Jul. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      18 Neutral Comments

  • "well i was going to be called elvis but my folks settled for jason.. love the king but thank god.. ive fair hair and would have gone down a bomb other wise.. have fun" Mar. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jason and I think it's a pretty cool name.Everybody calls me Jay,and I love that.In Irish Gaelic,the name Jason is "Seasan"(with a stroke mark above the 'e' and the last 'a' and pronounced shay-sawn).I bet you didn't know that!!" Jul. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jason,and I think it's a cool name.Everybody calls me Jay and I love it.And in Irish,it is "S?as?n" (pronounced shay-sawn in Irish).I bet you didn't know that!" Jul. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Way too many people named Jason growing up wish people could be more original. my brothers name was Trent and never had to worry about mix ups." Mar. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jason and i am ashamed of all of you, and myself a little now! Chief Tizz" Dec. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jason..although I sometimes spell it Jacen and my friends always call me Jace...which is cool" Mar. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "There is a saint named Jason (celebrated in both the Orthodox and Catholic churches), and the name appears in the books of Romans and Acts in the Xtian bible." Sep. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jason Randolph, im a United States Marine currently stationed in Iraq. Im proud to have the name Jason, i never asked my parents why they named me Jason, but that dosent matter to me cause i am just honored knowing that they are the ones who gave it to me." Jan. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jason Eric and my mom just chose the most common name out there in 1976. It was the title of a book that came out later in the 80's -Baby names other than Jennifer and Jason. LOL my sister's name is Jennifer!!" Jan. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jason and I drive a BMW M5. I am cool." Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jason. I like my name because it's not too popular and a lot of people seem to like it." Dec. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "not super fond. called my b-friend of this name "mason" instead, because it seemed more solid and fit him better." Dec. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name Jason. I was born in 1982, and no matter what school I went to, there always more than a handful of people with the same name. So much so, that we were all called by our last names to avoid confusion. I think 1982 was a big Jason year, at least in Montreal, Canada." Nov. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "quote from hercules: "Do you remember the time when all the boys were named Jason and all the girls were named Brittany!"" Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "the following names all suck: Jake, Jamie, Jarett, Jason, Jeremy, Josh, & Justin. Too cute and trendy." Dec. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name, and when I gave it to my son in February of 1975, I thought that I had found a unique and beautiful name to go with our last name, Smith. Boy was I wrong! By the time we left the hospital, there were 5 other Jasons in the nursery and then at least one in every one of his classes and groups of friends. I just wish that it had not become so common place." Nov. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm jason and i really like other names because i think this name is too common. no one ever gets it wrong but my girlfriend sometimes does." Apr. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "well appearantly this name was ultra common in the 80's so as a result I know about 5 Jasons wherever I go. Its a great name with a lot of character, HOWEVER extremely common." Aug. 3, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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