Jackson: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jackson

Jackson

Pronunciation: JAK-sən (key)

Origin of the name Jackson:

Transferred use of the surname which originated in 14th century England as a patronymic meaning "son of Jack." Short: Jack. Pet: Jackie, Jacky.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Jack, Jax, Jaxon, Jaxxon, Jaxson

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Comments and insights on the name Jackson: | Edit

In the 2000 U.S. Census, Jackson was reported as the 13th most common SURNAME in America.

Jackson is also a not-unusual place name.

Jackson Rathbone~ *swoon* ~~~~~

Personal experiences with the name Jackson: | Edit

I love the name but fear it might be getting a little TOO popular! I hope not, it's such a neat name.

I know two girls with this name, one spelled Jaxon. The spelling with "son" seems mismatched for a girl.

I love the name, but it's overused right now. My grandfather's name was John Jackson Monroe (then his last name, which I won't use here), and I've got 5 relatives with the name now. And then my son married a girl with the last name.....you guessed it.

My brother's name is Jackson. He used to have a friend name Michael in Kindergarten. Just imagine how funny it was when the teacher called them "Jackson! Michael!" But he goes by Jack most of the time anyway.

My name is Jackson and is modern but I have a sister named Evangelina! (she was named after an old friend of my mom, poor thing)

I must say, I love the idea of naming my daughter a boy's name. My name is Andi, but most people don't know my real name is Andrea (which by the way is a boy's name is Europe,) and all my life have told me "That's a boy's name." I take pride in the fact that I can add a little femininity to a "male" name. I love names like Logan or Spencer for a girl though, or very feminine names (like Andrea, or my sister's name Alexandra,) with boyish nicknames (Andi and Alex.) But take into consideration too, that parents name their sons "girl" names all the time. For instance, Riley/Rileigh, Jesse/Jessie, and Jaylynn (two boys at my school are named Jaylynn/Jalynn, and my best friend who is a girl is also named Jaylynn.)

Nicknames for Jackson: | Edit

Jack, Jax, Stonewall, Jake, J., Sonny

People always tend to call my son Action Jackson : P

My son's father calls him 'Jacksonian', and his uncle calls him 'Stoney' : ) peace and love YEH

My son is little and we either call him Jack Jack, Cracker Jack, or Jumpin Jack! They will work for now, until he gets a little older.

We call my brother Jamie, J-man, Jack, Jacksamillion, and Action Jackson

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Meanings and history of the name Jackson: | Edit

"wind" (elemental)

Famous real-life people named Jackson: | Edit

Jackson Rathbone, American actor
Jackson Browne, American musician
Jackson Pollock, American painter
The Jackson family of singers: Michael, Janet, Jermaine, etc.

Jackson in song, story & screen: | Edit

Jackson Whittemore - From MTV's Teen Wolf (Played by Colton Haynes.)
Jackson(Jax) Teller - Character on the TV series "Sons of Anarchy" played by Charlie Hunnam
"Jackson," song by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash (granted, about a place, but could be naming inspiration.)
Jackson is a character on Desperate Housewives.
Jackson is a character on Hannah Montana.
Dr. Jackson Avery, character on TV show "Grey's Anatomy"
I first heard the name Jackson on screen in "Steel Magnolias". It was the name of Dylan McDermott's character.
Jackson Hudson ~ F.B.I. Special Agent/Unit Leader from the TV series 'Sue Thomas F.B.Eye' (goes by 'Jack').

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