What does Jackson mean?
Jackson /jack-son/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Jackson and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Jackson (#17 in 2014) 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 2013 (usage of 0.6363%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.6315%, ▼0.7%), 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), and there is also a revival in baby name usage for Jackson. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)