A user (on this site) has listed the name REASON, in the masculine usage, as a Puritanical name. I am interested in finding the origin of the name and its meaning. My great, great grandfather's given name is REASON. Some say it is pronounced just as it sounds - as in Season. Others suggest it's pronounced RE-Ason - or - Re - A - Son. I've seen it spelled Rayson as well. You would think a name like Reason is unique, but between about 1700 to 1860s, especially in the South, there are numerous men who are named Reason, none of which is my gggrandfather. I am looking for the origin of the name, either as a given name or surname and the meaning of the name (if it has one). A suggestion is made that the name is Irish or Scottish but I would like to find out for sure and find out where the name originated.