Jackson Name Meaning

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Fact: The Battle of Jackson was a significant battle during the American Civil War, occurring in Jackson, Mississippi.

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A Deep Dive

Jackson Overview

Meaning

Son of Jack/John

Gender

Boy

Origin

English, Scottish, Irish

Etymology

Derived from the English surname meaning “son of Jack,” with Jack being a diminutive of John, which means “God is gracious.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒæk.sən/

Popularity

Renowned globally, particularly in English-speaking regions, Jackson ranked within the top 30 boys’ names in the USA in 2023.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

7 letters

Numerology

1 (Pioneering, Independent, Leading)

Name Styles

Modern, Classic, Cool, Popular, Cute

Associated Traits

Strong, dependable, charismatic, intelligent
A Deep Dive

Jackson Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Jaxon, Jaxson, Jacson, Jaxen, Jaxxon, Jackston

Common Nicknames

Jacky, Jaxie, Jayce, Jackie, Jayjay

Diminutives

Jack, Jax, Jay, Jace

Famous People

  • Jackson Pollock
    (American Artist)
  • Jackson Browne
    (American Musician)
  • Jackson Rathbone
    (American Actor)
  • Jackson Martinez
    (Colombian Soccer Player)
  • Jackson Wang
    (Hong Kong Singer)
  • Jackson Hastings
    (English Rugby Player)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Jackson Avery
    ("Grey's Anatomy," TV Series)
  • "Jackson"
    (Song)
  • Jackson Teller
    ("Sons of Anarchy," TV Series)
  • Jackson Maine
    ("A Star Is Born," Film)

Places

  • Jackson City
    (Mississippi, USA)
  • Jackson Hole
    (Wyoming, USA)
  • Jackson Park
    (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
  • Jackson River
    (Virginia, USA)
  • Jackson Township
    (New Jersey, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Jackson?

Jackson means “son of Jack” or “God is gracious.” This name suggests a personality that is strong and dependable, often seen as someone who is reliable and kind-hearted.

What Is the Origin of The Name Jackson?

Jackson has English origins. It is derived from the Old English and Middle English term meaning “son of Jack.” Historically used as a surname, Jackson has become a given name over time, reflecting familial ties and heritage.

Jackson Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Jackson in the U.S. over the Years

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Top 3 Rankings#142021#162013#172015

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Jackson

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202328
(-5 from 2022)
7284
(-824 from 2022)
0.39778
202223
(-9 from 2021)
8108
(-1159 from 2021)
0.43289
202114
(+3 from 2020)
9267
(+141 from 2020)
0.49461
202017
No change from 2019
9126
(-1031 from 2019)
0.49339
201917
No change from 2018
10157
(-260 from 2018)
0.52852
201817
(+3 from 2017)
10417
(-44 from 2017)
0.53592
201720
(-3 from 2016)
10461
(-849 from 2016)
0.52857
201617
No change from 2015
11310
(-977 from 2015)
0.55835
201517
(+1 from 2014)
12287
(+49 from 2014)
0.60100
201418
(-2 from 2013)
12238
(-371 from 2013)
0.59720
201316
(+5 from 2012)
12609
(+113 from 2012)
0.62399
201221
(+2 from 2011)
12496
(+91 from 2011)
0.61582
201123
(+2 from 2010)
12405
(+583 from 2010)
0.61066
201025
(+2 from 2009)
11822
(-300 from 2009)
0.57544
200927
(+5 from 2008)
12122
(+481 from 2008)
0.57155
200832
(+1 from 2007)
11641
(-25 from 2007)
0.53389
200733
(+2 from 2006)
11666
(+771 from 2006)
0.52666
200635
(+9 from 2005)
10895
(+1315 from 2005)
0.49695
200544
(+4 from 2004)
9580
(+603 from 2004)
0.45033
200448
(+4 from 2003)
8977
(+264 from 2003)
0.42477
200352
(-2 from 2002)
8713
(+560 from 2002)
0.41468
200250
(+10 from 2001)
8153
(+1317 from 2001)
0.39450
200160
(+12 from 2000)
6836
(+933 from 2000)
0.33050
200072
(+11 from 1999)
5903
(+910 from 1999)
0.28267
199983
(+17 from 1998)
4993
(+1132 from 1998)
0.24487
1998100
(+24 from 1997)
3861
(+735 from 1997)
0.19042
1997124
(+12 from 1996)
3126
(+482 from 1996)
0.15647
1996136
(+25 from 1995)
2644
(+482 from 1995)
0.13195
1995161
(+5 from 1994)
2162
(+228 from 1994)
0.10749
1994166
(+32 from 1993)
1934
(+396 from 1993)
0.09488
1993198
(+25 from 1992)
1538
(+175 from 1992)
0.07446
1992223
(+18 from 1991)
1363
(+186 from 1991)
0.06493
1991241
(+76 from 1990)
1177
(+385 from 1990)
0.05553
1990317
(+103 from 1989)
792
(+297 from 1989)
0.03680
1989420
(+40 from 1988)
495
(+106 from 1988)
0.02362
1988460
(+18 from 1987)
389
(+45 from 1987)
0.01943
1987478
(+28 from 1986)
344
(+44 from 1986)
0.01764
1986506
(+3 from 1985)
300
(+7 from 1985)
0.01561
1985509
(+11 from 1984)
293
(+24 from 1984)
0.01523
1984520
(-10 from 1983)
269
(-5 from 1983)
0.01433
1983510
(-1 from 1982)
274
(-2 from 1982)
0.01470
1982509
(-27 from 1981)
276
(-25 from 1981)
0.01462
1981482
(+20 from 1980)
301
(+17 from 1980)
0.01616
1980502
(+22 from 1979)
284
(+24 from 1979)
0.01531
1979524
(+58 from 1978)
260
(+50 from 1978)
0.01451
1978582
(+10 from 1977)
210
(+7 from 1977)
0.01229
1977592
(+19 from 1976)
203
(+23 from 1976)
0.01188
1976611
(+81 from 1975)
180
(+37 from 1975)
0.01103
1975692
(+29 from 1974)
143
(+14 from 1974)
0.00881
1974721
(-32 from 1973)
129
(-5 from 1973)
0.00791
1973689
(+63 from 1972)
134
(+23 from 1972)
0.00830
1972752
(+33 from 1971)
111
(+4 from 1971)
0.00663
1971785
(+5 from 1970)
107
(-1 from 1970)
0.00589
1970790
(+43 from 1969)
108
(+23 from 1969)
0.00567
1969833
(-116 from 1968)
85
(-25 from 1968)
0.00465
1968717
(+41 from 1967)
110
(+16 from 1967)
0.00620
1967758
(+47 from 1966)
94
(+12 from 1966)
0.00528
1966805
(-74 from 1965)
82
(-22 from 1965)
0.00451
1965731
(+29 from 1964)
104
(+3 from 1964)
0.00549
1964760
(-22 from 1963)
101
(-9 from 1963)
0.00498
1963738
(+7 from 1962)
110
(+5 from 1962)
0.00533
1962745
(+52 from 1961)
105
(+14 from 1961)
0.00500
1961797
(-71 from 1960)
91
(-21 from 1960)
0.00422
1960726
(-17 from 1959)
112
(-5 from 1959)
0.00517
1959709
(-23 from 1958)
117
(-4 from 1958)
0.00540
1958686
(-19 from 1957)
121
(-9 from 1957)
0.00562
1957667
(+19 from 1956)
130
(+10 from 1956)
0.00594
1956686
(-33 from 1955)
120
(-7 from 1955)
0.00559
1955653
(+19 from 1954)
127
(+12 from 1954)
0.00608
1954672
(-48 from 1953)
115
(-17 from 1953)
0.00556
1953624
(-75 from 1952)
132
(-30 from 1952)
0.00659
1952549
(-12 from 1951)
162
(+3 from 1951)
0.00821
1951537
(-16 from 1950)
159
(-5 from 1950)
0.00832
1950521
(+10 from 1949)
164
(+6 from 1949)
0.00902
1949531
(-36 from 1948)
158
(-20 from 1948)
0.00877
1948495
(-3 from 1947)
178
(-9 from 1947)
0.00998
1947492
(-12 from 1946)
187
(+9 from 1946)
0.01007
1946480
(-22 from 1945)
178
(+10 from 1945)
0.01079
1945458
(-2 from 1944)
168
(-9 from 1944)
0.01225
1944456
(-17 from 1943)
177
(-28 from 1943)
0.01274
1943439
(+3 from 1942)
205
(+9 from 1942)
0.01409
1942442
(-4 from 1941)
196
(+20 from 1941)
0.01392
1941438
(+11 from 1940)
176
(+9 from 1940)
0.01403
1940449
(+2 from 1939)
167
(+5 from 1939)
0.01408
1939451
(+12 from 1938)
162
(+6 from 1938)
0.01429
1938463
(-21 from 1937)
156
(-3 from 1937)
0.01373
1937442
(-10 from 1936)
159
(-8 from 1936)
0.01454
1936432
(+1 from 1935)
167
(-1 from 1935)
0.01569
1935433
(-10 from 1934)
168
(-7 from 1934)
0.01571
1934423
(+22 from 1933)
175
(+20 from 1933)
0.01648
1933445
(-11 from 1932)
155
(-12 from 1932)
0.01519
1932434
(-24 from 1931)
167
(-21 from 1931)
0.01554
1931410
(-21 from 1930)
188
(-28 from 1930)
0.01757
1930389
(+25 from 1929)
216
(+14 from 1929)
0.01912
1929414
(-42 from 1928)
202
(-42 from 1928)
0.01824
1928372
(+58 from 1927)
244
(+45 from 1927)
0.02138
1927430
(-44 from 1926)
199
(-32 from 1926)
0.01713
1926386
(-8 from 1925)
231
(-18 from 1925)
0.02017
1925378
(+27 from 1924)
249
(+20 from 1924)
0.02163
1924405
(-42 from 1923)
229
(-40 from 1923)
0.01959
1923363
(+40 from 1922)
269
(+44 from 1922)
0.02376
1922403
(-18 from 1921)
225
(-21 from 1921)
0.02000
1921385
(+4 from 1920)
246
(+13 from 1920)
0.02162
1920389
(-11 from 1919)
233
(-2 from 1919)
0.02117
1919378
(+24 from 1918)
235
(+19 from 1918)
0.02315
1918402
(-11 from 1917)
216
(+10 from 1917)
0.02060
1917391
(+30 from 1916)
206
(+29 from 1916)
0.02147
1916421
(-16 from 1915)
177
(+2 from 1915)
0.01917
1915405
(-15 from 1914)
175
(+26 from 1914)
0.01987
1914390
(+28 from 1913)
149
(+42 from 1913)
0.02181
1913418
(-14 from 1912)
107
(+16 from 1912)
0.01995
1912404
(+22 from 1911)
91
(+45 from 1911)
0.02016
1911426
(-67 from 1910)
46
(-5 from 1910)
0.01906
1910359
(+38 from 1909)
51
(+13 from 1909)
0.02446
1909397
(-23 from 1908)
38
No change from 1908
0.02149
1908374
(-80 from 1907)
38
(-14 from 1907)
0.02284
1907294
(+69 from 1906)
52
(+19 from 1906)
0.03279
1906363
(-26 from 1905)
33
(-3 from 1905)
0.02291
1905337
(-64 from 1904)
36
(-13 from 1904)
0.02513
1904273
(+49 from 1903)
49
(+15 from 1903)
0.03538
1903322
(-20 from 1902)
34
(-6 from 1902)
0.02629
1902302
(+81 from 1901)
40
(+16 from 1901)
0.03013
1901383
(-117 from 1900)
24
(-36 from 1900)
0.02076
1900266
(+49 from 1899)
60
(+29 from 1899)
0.03701
1899315
(+70 from 1898)
31
(+5 from 1898)
0.02691
1898385
(-106 from 1897)
26
(-16 from 1897)
0.01968
1897279
(+52 from 1896)
42
(+10 from 1896)
0.03444
1896331
(-5 from 1895)
32
No change from 1895
0.02479
1895326
(-18 from 1894)
32
No change from 1894
0.02527
1894308
(+22 from 1893)
32
(+4 from 1893)
0.02562
1893330
(-1 from 1892)
28
(-4 from 1892)
0.02313
1892329
(-32 from 1891)
32
(+1 from 1891)
0.02434
1891297
(+54 from 1890)
31
(+6 from 1890)
0.02837
1890351
(-100 from 1889)
25
(-17 from 1889)
0.02089
1889251
(+46 from 1888)
42
(+6 from 1888)
0.03528
1888297
(+2 from 1887)
36
(+5 from 1887)
0.02771
1887299
(-41 from 1886)
31
(-12 from 1886)
0.02836
1886258
(+54 from 1885)
43
(+14 from 1885)
0.03612
1885312
(-11 from 1884)
29
(-4 from 1884)
0.02501
1884301
(-19 from 1883)
33
(-1 from 1883)
0.02689
1883282
(-44 from 1882)
34
(-15 from 1882)
0.03023
1882238
(+69 from 1881)
49
(+21 from 1881)
0.04015
1881307
(-63 from 1880)
28
(-18 from 1880)
0.02586
1880244
First SSA data recorded
46
First SSA data recorded
0.03885

American States Popularity Rankings for Jackson

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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Florida (FL)

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Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#112021#212022#152023

North Carolina (NC)

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Ohio (OH)

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New York (NY)

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Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#242021#272022#322023

Pennsylvania (PA)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#102021#172022#172023

Michigan (MI)

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Indiana (IN)

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Missouri (MO)

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Alabama (AL)

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Washington (WA)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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Massachusetts (MA)

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Colorado (CO)

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Kentucky (KY)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Utah (UT)

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Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#302021#502022#472023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#392021#392022#632023

Maryland (MD)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#152021#182022#262023

Iowa (IA)

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Kansas (KS)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Nebraska (NE)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Idaho (ID)

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Nevada (NV)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Maine (ME)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Montana (MT)

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New Mexico (NM)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#162021#212022#592023

District of Columbia (DC)

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Vermont (VT)

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Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#152021#492022#412023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#342021#592022#542023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#322021#272022#262023

Popularity Rankings for Jackson in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#382020#332021#272022

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#392021#462022#412023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#1532021#1622022#1192023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#1432021#1312022#1212023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#4692018

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#4792022#8002023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#6482016#8692021#5622022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Jackson a Name for Boys or Girls?

Jackson is mainly used for boys. Its solid and traditional roots, coupled with its modern appeal, make it a favored choice for boys.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Jackson

Jackson in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Jackson Pollock (Artist, 1912–1956): An American painter noted for his contributions to the abstract expressionist movement.
  • Jackson Browne (Musician, born 1948): An American singer-songwriter famous for hits like "Running on Empty" and "Doctor My Eyes."
  • Jackson Rathbone (Actor, born 1984): An American actor and musician recognized for his role as Jasper Hale in the "Twilight" film series.
  • Jackson Martinez (Soccer Player, born 1986): A Colombian former professional footballer who played as a striker.
  • Jackson Wang (Singer, born 1994): A Hong Kong rapper, singer, and dancer, and a member of the South Korean boy group GOT7.
  • Jackson Hastings (Rugby Player, born 1996): An English professional rugby league footballer who plays as a halfback.
  • Jackson Avery ("Grey's Anatomy," 2009 TV Series): A skilled plastic surgeon and a key member of the surgical team at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
  • "Jackson" (1967 Song by Johnny Cash and June Carter): A duet about a couple experiencing a turbulent relationship.
  • Jackson Teller ("Sons of Anarchy," 2008 TV Series): The vice president and later president of the motorcycle club, SAMCRO.
  • Jackson Maine ("A Star Is Born," 2018 Film): A seasoned musician who discovers and falls in love with a young singer.
  • Jackson Lamb ("Slow Horses," 2010 Novel by Mick Herron): The leader of a group of disgraced MI5 agents.
  • Jackson Storm ("Cars 3," 2017 Film): A high-tech, next-generation race car and the main antagonist in the movie.
  • Jackson Whittemore ("Teen Wolf," 2011 TV Series): A lacrosse player who becomes a werewolf and struggles with his transformation.
  • Jackson Brodie ("Case Histories," 2004 Novel by Kate Atkinson): A former police officer turned private investigator.
  • "Jackson" (2008 Film): A documentary exploring the life and work of the artist Jackson Pollock.
  • Jackson Curtis ("2012," 2009 Film): A writer who tries to save his family during the apocalyptic events of 2012.
  • Jackson City (Mississippi, USA): The capital and most populous city of Mississippi, known for its rich history and vibrant cultural scene.
  • Jackson Hole (Wyoming, USA): A valley between the Teton Mountain Range and the Gros Ventre Range, famous for its ski resorts and outdoor activities.
  • Jackson Park (Chicago, Illinois, USA): A public park on the South Side of Chicago, known for its historic significance and beautiful landscapes.
  • Jackson River (Virginia, USA): A river in Virginia known for its trout fishing and scenic beauty.
  • Jackson Township (New Jersey, USA): A township in Ocean County known for Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park and its suburban character.
  • Jackson Lake (Wyoming, USA): A large lake in Grand Teton National Park, renowned for its stunning views of the Teton Range and recreational opportunities.
  • Jackson County (Oregon, USA): A county in southern Oregon known for its diverse landscapes, including Crater Lake National Park.
  • Jackson Street (San Francisco, California, USA): A historic street in San Francisco known for its Victorian architecture and cultural landmarks.
  • Jackson Falls (New Hampshire, USA): A picturesque waterfall located in the White Mountains, popular with hikers and nature lovers.
  • Jackson Island (British Columbia, Canada): An island in British Columbia known for its natural beauty and wildlife habitats.

Similar Names to Jackson

Sibling Names for Jackson