- a masculine name
- Gr. Myth. a prince who leads the Argonauts, and, with Medea's help, gets the Golden Fleece
Origin of JasonClassical Latin I?son from Gr, literally , healer
- (Greek mythology) The leader of the Argonauts, who retrieved the Golden Fleece from king Aeetes of Colchis, for his uncle Pelias.
- A male given name.
- The given name was very popular in the English-speaking world in the 1970s and the 1980s.
From the Ancient Greek Ἰάσων (Iasōn), from ἰάομαι (iaomai, “I heal”). The Jason mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 17:5-9, Romans 16:21) is probably a Greek rendering of Joshua.