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Gender: Male Meaning of Jackson: "son of Jack" Origin of Jackson: English Jackson's Popularity in 2017: #20

The name Jackson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Jack". Jackson is ranked #20 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like American Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorites, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson Daly, Maria Bello, Natalie Maines, Scott Wolf, Maya Rudolph, and Katey Sagal. After a spectacular rise, this stylish presidential name has been in the Top 25 since 2010.

In addition to historic namesakes Andrew and Stonewall, some art-loving parents may wish to honor Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock.

Jackson is so popular that it now ranks higher on the Social Security list than either John or Jack, perhaps because parents see it as more modern than John and a fuller name than Jack.

Following in its wake are the streamlined spellings Jaxon and Jaxson, which are also increasing in popularity.

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Famous People Named Jackson

(Monroe) Jackson Rathbone, American actor
(Clyde) Jackson Browne, American singer-songwriter
(Paul) Jackson Pollock, American painter
(Jackson) DeForest Kelley, American actor
Jackson Ryan Hurst, American actor
Jackson Reid Odell, American actor
Jackson Wang, Chinese rapper, dancer, and television personality; member of the South Korean boy band Got7
Jackson Guthy, American singer-songwriter
Jackson Frayn "Jack" Harries, English actor & vlogger
Jackson Keith "Jamaal" Wilkes, American basketball player
Jackson Smith (b. 1982), son of singers Patti Smith and Fred "Sonic" Smith
Jackson James White (b. 1996), son of actress Katey Sagal and Jack White
Jackson Lee (b. 1997), son of director Spike Lee
Jackson Scott "Jack" Willis (b. 1998), 5th child of the family band The Willis Clan
Jackson Spiner (b. 2002), son of actor Brent Spiner
Jackson McCormack (b. 2003), son of singer Gina Jeffreys and Rod McCormack
Jackson Mohr (b. 2003), son of actor/comedian Jay Mohr
Jackson Ezekiel Bates (b. 2003), 12th child (5th son) of reality TV's Bates family
Jackson Levi Duggar (b. 2004), 15th child of reality TV's Duggar family
Jackson Koch (b. 2005), son of singer Kellie Coffey and Geoff Koch
Jackson Carpinello (b. 2005), son of actors Amy Acker and James Carpinello
Jackson "Sonny" Miller (b. 2006), son of actors Ben Miller and Belinda Stewart-Wilson
Jackson John Frieda (b. 2007), son of hairstylist John Frieda
Jackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman (b. 2007), son of actors Adam Kaufman and Poppy Montgomery
Jackson James Daly (b. 2009), son of TV host Carson Daly
Jackson Kayse Wolf (b. 2009), son of actor Scott Wolf and reality TV personality Kelley Limp
Jackson Robert Money (b. 2009), son of actress Emme Rylan and Don Money
Jackson Lloyd Packer (b. 2010), son of singer Erica Packer and mogul James Packer
Jackson Theron (b. 2011), son of actress Charlize Theron
Jackson Wright Henson (b. 2011), son of comedian John Henson
Jackson Anthony Bosh (b. 2012), son of basketball player Chris Bosh and Adrienne Williams
Jackson Jay "JJ" Croft (b. 2012), son of actors Jamie Croft and Saskia Burmeister
Jackson Dunkleman (b. 2013), son of TV host Brian Dunkleman
Jackson Clark Mecham (b. 2014), son of vloggers Ellie & Jared
Jackson Khai Nguyen (b. 2015), son of vloggers Khoa Nguyen and Keren Swanson
Jackson Kyle Roloff (b. 2017), son of reality TV's Zach and Tori Roloff
Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the U.S.
Stonewall Jackson, American Civil War general
The Jacksons, American musical family including Michael Jackson

Pop Culture References for the name Jackson

Jackson "Jax" Teller, main character on TV's "Sons of Anarchy"
Jackson Stewart, character on TV's "Hannah Montana"
Jackson Avery, surgeon on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Jackson Gibbs, father of Leroy Gibbs on TV's "NCIS"
Jackson Haisley, character on TV's "The Agency"
Jackson Curtis, main character in film "2012"
"Miss Jackson," song by Panic! At The Disco
Jackson "Jack" Rippner, villain of "Red Eye," played by Cillian Murphy
Jackson "Jax" Briggs, character in video game series "Mortal Kombat"
Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside, character in "Mame"
Jackson Kenner, character on TV's "The Originals", husband of Hayley Marshall
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, book series by Rick Riordan
Jackson Whittemore, character on TV's "Teen Wolf"
Jackson Meyer, main character of the "Tempest" series by Julie Cross
Jackson Jekyll, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jekyll in "Monster High" show and series
Jackson, town in Wyoming.
Jackson Oz, main character in TV show "Zoo"

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