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What does Jackson mean?

Jackson Pronunciation of Jackson [jack-son] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: old english, war.


Jackson has 10 variants: Jack, Jackie, Jacksen, Jacky, Jacson, Jakson, Jax, Jaxen, Jaxon and Jaxson.

Creative forms:
(male) Jackon, Rickson, ..


Middle name pairings:
Jackson Kingsley (J.K.), ..

How popular is Jackson?

Jackson is a somewhat popular first name for men (#615 out of 1220, Top 50%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#18 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jackson reached its apex rank of #16 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #17 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jackson name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jackson outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Jackson (#17 in 2015) are Jack (#40 in 2015), Jackie (#1725), Jacky, Jax (#214), Jaxen (#651), Jaxon (#44) and Jaxson (#84). These forms of Jackson were at the top of their popularity in 2015 (adoption of 1.9%). Jack has been the most prominent, though Jaxson has grown popular as well over time, while Jackie is now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jackson, Jack, Jackie, Jacky, Jax in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jaxen, Jaxon, Jaxson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jackson, Jack, Jaxon, Jaxson outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Babson, Babsson (see Babson), Cason, Davison, Dawson, Dickson, Erikson, Garson, Haakon, Hacon, Hakon, Hansson, Jacan, Jacen, Jachin, Jacian, Jackman, Jacko, Jackob, Jaco, Jacopo, Jacot, Jacqin, Jadon, Jaedon, Jaelon, Jailon, Jaisen, Jaison, Jakov, Jalon, Jameson, Jamison, Jansen, Janson, Janssen, Jansson, Jaron, Jarron, Jasen, Jasin, Jason, Jasun, Javon, Jaydon, Jaysen, Jayson, Jayvon, Jensson, Jocko, Johnson, Jonson, Judson, Karlson, Karson, Lakon, Larson, Lawson, Madison, Madyson, Masson, Maxson, Nachshon, Nachson, Nickson, Packston, Parson, Paulson, Rawson, Sampson, Samson, Tamson, Tanson, Tayson and Watson. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jackson.

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