Meaning and name origin
Jackson \j(a)-ck-son\ as a boy's name is pronounced JAK-sen. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Jackson is "son of Jack". American President Andrew Jackson; Civil War General Stonewall Jackson; artist Jackson Pollock; singer Jackson Browne.
Jackson is a somewhat popular first name for males (#615 out of 1220, Top 50%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#13 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jackson for boys. Jackson reached its highest rank of #16 in the U.S. in 2013. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jackson and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jackson (#17), Jack (#41), Jaxon (#46), Jaxson (#85), Jax (#209), Jaxen (#550), Jacky and Jackie. (2014 statistics).