US Popularity:562
Origin:British
Other Origin(s):German, Hebrew
Meaning:Son of Jack; Supplanter; Holder of the Heel; God is gracious
X marks the spot, as the saying goes. Jax is a fresh and upbeat choice for a parent seeking a boy's name with the X factor! This contemporary choice means "son of Jack" and is a fresh take on an old favorite. It sounds like a nickname, and for some, it’s a shortened version of Jackson or Jaxon. Thanks to it's connection to Jack, it can also come from Jacob, meaning "supplanter" or "holder of the heel," or possibly John, meaning "God is gracious." An American creation, this phonetically respelled name has plenty of positives, including its easy pronunciation. It was also the name of the main character on Sons of Anarchy, played by Charlie Hunnam.

Jax Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jax is currently #948 on The Bump
Boy:Jax is currently #518 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Jax is currently #562 in U.S. births
Boy:Jax is currently #287 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
#561
in 2023
- 44
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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