Origin:British
Popularity:27
Meaning:son of Jack
Jackson is a freewheeling surname that reached the top 25 in 2009, capturing the hearts and imagination of parents everywhere and surpassing Jack in popularity. It’s a presidential surname (Andrew Jackson), a popular place name (including Mississippi's capital) and the name of a Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash song. Notable namesakes include artist Jackson Pollock and TV actors Joshua Jackson and Jonathan Jackson. Celebrity parents from Charlize Theron to Justin Chambers and Daniel Dae Kim have sons named Jackson.

Famous Jacksons

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Andrew Jackson
    United States President
  • Jackson Brundage
    TV Actor
  • Jackson Duggar
    Reality TV Star
  • Jackson Nicoll
    Actor
  • Jackson Pollock
    Painter
  • Janet Jackson
    Singer
  • Jimmie Lee Jackson
    Civil Rights Activist
  • Kate Jackson
    Actress
  • Michael Jackson
    Singer
  • Peter Jackson
    Director
  • Phil Jackson
    Basketball Player
  • Reggie Jackson
    Baseball Player

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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