Jackson: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jackson | Boys
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.
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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.
Um... the name itself seems mismatched for a girl. Why must parents continue to degender names???? Jackson is a strong, MASCULINE name. I wouldn't name my son Andrea. Parents need to know when to leave names alone. It takes away from boys named Jackson.
I am a boy named Jackson and having girls share my name is totally wrong.
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 agree with the second person on here - I get really irritated with boy names being used as girl names and vice versa! Let boys be masculine and girls be feminine. Stop making names be neutral. I think Jackson/Jaxon is a good strong boys name and it's strange for a girl's name.
I've never heard Jackson used as a girl's name, thank God!
When something has son on the end PLEASE stop using it for your girls. Why does every name have to be unisex?? I feel so bad for teachers these days... Boys have boy names girls have boy names and a lot of others just have odd little unisex names. So confusing.
I have to agree...girls with boy names annoys the CR*P out of me!!!!
- 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.
- Meanings and history of the name Jackson: | Edit
PEACE AND LOVE ... YEH
- Famous real-life people named Jackson: | Edit
Jackson Rathbone, American actor
Jackson Browne, American musician
Jackson Pollock, American painter
- Jackson in song, story & screen: | Edit
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').
Global Popularity of the Name Jackson
- #29 in Australia (New South Wales)
- #31 in Canada (Alberta)
- #32 in United States
- #35 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #38 in Australia (Victoria)
- #175 in Scotland
- #379 in Canada (Quebec)