Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JAYS
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Short form of Jason, sometimes used independently. It was brought to limited attention in America by the lead character in the western television series Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955-1958). Towards the end of the 20th century it began steadily increasing in popularity, reaching the 66th spot for boys in the United States in 2013.

Related Names

VariantsJai, Jase, Jay, Jayce, Jae, Jaye
Other Languages & CulturesIason(Ancient Greek) Jason(Biblical) Iason(Biblical Greek) Iason(Biblical Latin) Jason(French) Iason(Georgian) Iason(Greek) Iason, Jason(Greek Mythology)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022