What does Jackson mean?
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.
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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)
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. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the popularity of Jackson and corresponding 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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.