Origin:American
Popularity:1066
Meaning:the healer
This contemporary version of Jason hit the US name charts in the early 1960s—the same time the more traditional Jason was taking off—and has been a contender ever since. With the continued popularity of “Jay” names, from Jaden to Jaylin, it’s no surprise Jayson is still alive and kicking. Just be aware that your son will forever be saying to new acquaintances, “That’s Jason with a ‘y.’”

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Source: Social Security Administration

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