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Origin & Meaning

The name Jackson is of English origin.

The meaning of Jackson is "son of Jack".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 17 in baby name popularity for boys with 12121 occurrences.  It ranked 5322 in popular baby names for girls with 25 occurrences. 

View the Jackson Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Jackson has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Jackson to other names.


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Variants of the name Jackson include Jakson, Jaxen, Jaxon, Jaxsen, Jaxson.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jackson Pollock.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Jackson in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jackson.

Just for fun, see the name Jackson in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Jackson in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.