Meaning and Name Origin
Jackson \j(a)-ck-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.
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 (#13 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Jackson for boys. Jackson reached its apex rank of #16 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #17 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jackson and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Jackson (#17 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Jack (#41 in 2014), Jackie, Jacky, Jax (#209), Jaxen (#550), Jaxon (#46) and Jaxson (#85). These boy names were at the top of their popularity in the year 2013 and are almost as popular today, but with the forms Jackie and Jacky becoming less fashionable. The trendier baby names among these are Jackson (#17), Jax (#209), Jaxen (#550), Jaxon (#46) and Jaxson (#85), with Jackson undergoing a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)