Of Greek origin.
From the Greek name “Ιάσων”, Iason, deriving from the word “ʼΙᾶσθαι”, meaning “to heal”.
According to Greek mythology Chiron the centaur named him Jason, because he taught him medicine.
Jason was the leader of the Argonauts.
He went in search of the Golden Fleece in order to win the throne of Iolcos.
The name also appears in the New Testament. Jason is the man who helped Paul, Timothy and Silas.
The feminine Greek name is “Ἰασώ”, Iaso. It derives from Iasõ, goddess of healing and recuperation from illness.
Jason was used in the English speaking countries after the Protestant Reformation.
Alternative forms of the masculine name are: Jay, Jayson, Jayce.
Alternative forms of the feminine name are: Jayla, Jaylin, Jaye.
Famous bearers are Jason Statham, Jason White, Jason Biggs, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Lee, Jason Clarke, Jason Alexander, Jason Lewis, Jason Mitchell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Priestley, Jason Heyward, Jason Orange.
English actor Jason Statham, has starred in Guy Richie’s and Luc Besson’s films and usually performs his own stunts.