Jackson Name Meaning & Origin


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, Jaxson, Jaxxon

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In 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* ~~~~~

Jackson Isaac is my imaginary crush's name--I am 10 haha short curly blonde hair and greyish blue eyes.

Very beautiful name for a boy or a girl.

Can also be spelt Jaxon or Jaxson.

Personal experiences with the name Jackson

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 name is John Jackson Monroe (then my 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 has 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/Raleigh, 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.)

All my experiences with people named Jackson have been negative (and thats saying something considering how popular the name is). But all that means is you have to strive to raise the one good Jackson!

I can’t stop running into at least one Jackson in every school I’ve been to, but my personal favorite is this horse with the same name. He was 20 when I first saw him and he was the dullest, most stubborn and slowest horse at the ranch, completely different from the name stereotype. He’s pretty awesome nonetheless.

Nicknames for Jackson

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 and valentines day photos They will work for now, until he gets a little older.

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

Jack, Jax, James, Jamie

Meanings and history of the name Jackson

"wind" (elemental)
Years ago, I recall reading a book that shared this information and since, I've shared this when people ask me what my name means. It actually makes sense too! I thought I'd share just in case you'd like to add this information to your website.

My name is Jackson Caesar: The name "Jackson" was formed out of a father and son business. 'Jack and Son.' Later to become, Jackson. The same goes for:
John- son
Harris- son
David- son
I'm not sure on this but it might include Jeff-er-son or Fergu-son.

Famous real-life people named Jackson

Jackson Rathbone, American actor
Jackson Browne, American musician
Jackson Pollock, American painter
The Jackson family of singers: Michael, Janet, Jermaine, etc.
Jackson Scott Willis, American musician, dancer and wrestler
Jackson Phillip Deveraux Kaufman (b. 2007), son of Australian-American actress Poppy Montgomery
Jackson James Daly (b. 2009), son of American television host, radio personality, producer, and television personality Carson Daly
Jackson Kayse Wolf (b. 2009), son of American actor Scott Wolf
Jackson Bird, author of Sorted, professional waffler, and queer activist
Jackson Wright Henson (b. 2011), son of American actor, comedian, and talk show host John Henson
Jackson Theron (b. 2012), son of South-African-American actress and film producer Charlize Theron
Jackson Wang, Chinese (Hong Kong) lead rapper, lead dancer, and sub-vocalist of South Korean pop boy group GOT7

Jackson in song, story & screen

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').
Jax (Jackson) - Character on Backstage
Jackson Oz is a character on the television show "Zoo"
Jackson Storm is the main antagonist of the Pixar film, Cars 3

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