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Jackson Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Jackson?

In 2016 the very popular name Jackson, ranked the 17th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Jackson has been a top 1000 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #16 in 2013 with 12,577 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Jackson was 24 in 1901.

Approximately during the years 1896-1900, 1909-1917, 1939-1942, 1969-1979, and 1984-2007, the name Jackson took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1963-1966.

Jackson's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Jackson for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Jackson?

Currently, the name is at a very high point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Jackson is a huge favorite and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Jackson (Girl)Jackson (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 25 5,317 11,210 17
2015 24 5,515 12,242 17
2014 25 5,354 12,198 17
2013 16 7,512 12,577 16
2012 22 5,975 12,477 21
2011 28 4,966 12,393 23
2010 23 5,850 11,813 25
2009 21 6,388 12,114 25
2008 28 5,191 11,634 32
2007 33 4,508 11,658 33
2006 30 4,722 10,892 35
2005 28 4,751 9,579 44
2004 65 2,568 8,976 48
2003 26 4,854 8,712 52
2002 26 4,677 8,152 50
2001 20 5,665 6,833 60
2000 15 6,943 5,903 72
1999 12 7,901 4,993 83
1998 16 6,172 3,860 100
1997 8 10,169 3,126 124
1996 13 6,880 2,643 136
1995 9 9,038 2,161 161
1994 5 14,253 1,934 166
1993 9 9,004 1,537 198
1992 7 10,903 1,362 223
1991 < 5 -- 1,176 241
1990 6 11,924 791 319
1989 7 10,103 494 421
1988 5 12,494 390 460
1987 < 5 -- 341 479
1986 6 9,995 291 521
1985 < 5 -- 290 514
1984 < 5 -- 265 525
1983 < 5 -- 272 511
1982 < 5 -- 273 514
1981 < 5 -- 300 482
1980 < 5 -- 284 503
1979 5 10,773 261 523
1978 < 5 -- 212 577
1977 < 5 -- 203 594
1976 < 5 -- 179 613
1975 < 5 -- 143 693
1974 < 5 -- 129 720
1973 6 7,779 135 689
1972 < 5 -- 114 743
1971 5 8,799 109 780
1970 < 5 -- 109 790
1969 < 5 -- 87 830
1968 < 5 -- 110 719
1967 < 5 -- 94 761
1966 < 5 -- 82 807
1965 < 5 -- 108 716
1964 < 5 -- 103 756
1963 < 5 -- 112 734
1962 < 5 -- 105 744
1961 < 5 -- 92 795
1960 < 5 -- 116 724
1959 < 5 -- 118 708
1958 < 5 -- 121 686
1957 < 5 -- 130 672
1956 < 5 -- 120 686
1955 < 5 -- 128 652
1954 < 5 -- 117 670
1953 < 5 -- 131 625
1952 < 5 -- 163 549
1951 < 5 -- 160 537
1950 < 5 -- 165 521
1949 < 5 -- 158 531
1948 < 5 -- 178 494
1947 < 5 -- 187 493
1946 < 5 -- 177 481
1945 < 5 -- 168 458
1944 < 5 -- 177 456
1943 < 5 -- 205 438
1942 < 5 -- 196 443
1941 < 5 -- 176 441
1940 < 5 -- 167 449
1939 < 5 -- 162 452
1938 < 5 -- 156 465
1937 < 5 -- 159 443
1936 < 5 -- 167 432
1935 < 5 -- 169 432
1934 < 5 -- 175 424
1933 < 5 -- 155 445
1932 < 5 -- 167 435
1931 < 5 -- 188 411
1930 < 5 -- 216 390
1929 < 5 -- 202 414
1928 < 5 -- 244 373
1927 < 5 -- 199 430
1926 < 5 -- 231 386
1925 7 4,207 249 379
1924 < 5 -- 229 405
1923 < 5 -- 269 363
1922 < 5 -- 225 403
1921 < 5 -- 246 385
1920 < 5 -- 233 389
1919 < 5 -- 235 378
1918 < 5 -- 216 402
1917 < 5 -- 206 392
1916 < 5 -- 177 421
1915 < 5 -- 175 406
1914 < 5 -- 149 390
1913 < 5 -- 107 418
1912 < 5 -- 91 405
1911 < 5 -- 46 430
1910 < 5 -- 51 360
1909 < 5 -- 38 402
1908 < 5 -- 38 377
1907 < 5 -- 52 299
1906 < 5 -- 33 370
1905 < 5 -- 36 342
1904 < 5 -- 49 275
1903 < 5 -- 34 324
1902 < 5 -- 40 305
1901 < 5 -- 24 388
1900 < 5 -- 60 266
1899 < 5 -- 31 319
1898 < 5 -- 26 387
1897 < 5 -- 42 280
1896 < 5 -- 32 333
1895 < 5 -- 32 327
1894 < 5 -- 32 312
1893 < 5 -- 28 337
1892 < 5 -- 32 333
1891 < 5 -- 31 299
1890 < 5 -- 25 354
1889 < 5 -- 42 255
1888 < 5 -- 36 299
1887 < 5 -- 31 301
1886 < 5 -- 43 260
1885 < 5 -- 29 314
1884 < 5 -- 33 303
1883 < 5 -- 34 283
1882 < 5 -- 49 240
1881 < 5 -- 28 309
1880 < 5 -- 46 247

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.