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Etymology & Historical Origin - Jayson
Jayson is an Americanized respelling of the name Jason. Jason is the English version of the Greek personal name, Iasōn, which most likely comes from the verb “iasthai” meaning ‘to heal’ in the Greek language. The story of Jason and the Argonauts dates back to classical Greek mythology and had a large influence on the name’s enduring success. The name Jason also shows up in the Bible as a minor character, and one whose house is used as a refuge by Paul, Silas and Timothy. The name was popularized around the 16th or 17th century by the Puritans who had a tradition of selecting lesser-known names from the Bible. The mutated spelling of Jayson was developed in the United States in response to the ever-increasing popularity of “Jay” names.
Popularity of the Name Jayson
Jayson first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1962 and pretty much saw instant (although moderate) success by the mid-1960s. This was right when the more traditional Jason was gaining ϋber popularity in the United States. Jayson has more or less experienced low-moderate levels of usage. Although he has managed to stick around the charts because it’s one more choice in the scores of “Jay” boy names currently on the Top 1000 list. Just consider how many of them there are: Jay, Jayce, Jayden, Jaycob, Jaydan, Jaylon, Jaylin and even Jayvion. Not to mention all of the female version of “Jay” names. The “Jay” names are becoming a bit tiresome and overused. We say it’s time to open your mind to other ideas. Jayson and the more traditional Jason are both nice sounding names, especially in reference to Jason, leader of the Argonauts, and his bold and adventurous quest for the Golden Fleece.
Popularity of the Boy Name Jayson
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jayson
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jayson
Jayson We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Jayson.
Popular Songs on Jayson
Jayson - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Jayson.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Jayson
The Death of Jayson Porter (Jaime Adoff) - Sixteen-year-old Jayson Porter wants to believe things will get better. But the harsh realities of his life never seem to change. Living in the inland-Florida projects with his abusive mother, he tries unsuccessfully to fit in at his predominately white school, while struggling to maintain even a thread of a relationship with his drug-addicted father. As the pressure mounts, there’s only one thing Jayson feels he has control over—the choice of whether to live or die. In this powerful, gripping novel, Coretta Scott King Award–winning author Jaime Adoff explores the harsh reality of a teenager’s life, giving hope even in the bleakest of hours. Recommended for ages 11-14.
Famous People Named Jayson
Famous People Named Jayson - Jayson Williams (basketball player); Jayson Werth (baseball player); Jayson Blair (journalist); Jayson Hale (Olympic snowboarder); Jayson Nix (baseball player)
Children of Famous People Named Jayson
Famous People Who Named Their Son Jayson - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Jayson.
Jayson - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Jayson - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jayson.
Personality of the Boy Name Jayson
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Jayson