Jackson

Jackson - A popular male name



  Sep 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jackson, meaning son of Jack, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #352. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jackson and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jackson? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jackson. The baby boy name Jackson was given to 12,388 baby boys in 2012, ranking #22 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 132 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jackson peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2012 on position 22.



Famous with this name

Dominique Jackson
Sasha Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson


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Rating: 5/5 (15 people)


Jackson is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jackson is currently topping the baby name charts in New Hampshire at position #2 - and is the least popular in Nevada at position #76.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jackson is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Jackson is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Jackson goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Jackson origin and meaning

Jackson is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means son of Jack. To see famous people named Jackson, pop culture references for the name Jackson and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jackson

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jackson, sorted by popularity.

John / Jason / Juan / Johnny / Jimmy / Jon / Jim / Jimmie / Johnnie / Jamie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201222
201123
201025
200926
200832
200733
200635
200544
200448
200352
200250
200159
200072
199983
1998100
1997124
1996136
1995161
1994166
1993198
1992222
1991238
1990317
1989424
1988465
1987484
1986512
1985522
1984570
1983536
1982528
1981495
1980519
1979540
1978616
1977595
1976657
1975766
1974757
1973733
1972839
1971804
1970797
1969888
1968732
1967797
1966844
1965742
1964712
1963762
1962846
1961879
1960713
1959753
1958715
1957692
1956711
1955655
1954703
1953644
1952584
1951550
1950517
1949547
1948529
1947491
1946473
1945498
1944470
1943427
1942463
1941450
1940468
1939460
1938477
1937459
1936457
1935437
1934416
1933438
1932470
1931419
1930403
1929409
1928369
1927438
1926392
1925388
1924405
1923362
1922398
1921392
1920403
1919393
1918402
1917385
1916424
1915402
1914398
1913459
1912510
1911507
1910352

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Hampshire2
Wisconsin3
Nebraska4
Missouri4
Kansas5
Tennessee6
Indiana7
North Dakota7
Utah7
Vermont8
Virginia9
Kentucky9
Ohio9
Colorado9
Minnesota9
North Carolina9
Maine10
South Carolina10
Iowa10
Alabama11
Arkansas11
Oregon11
Idaho12
Georgia12
Louisiana14
Michigan14
Washington15
Pennsylvania15
Rhode Island15
West Virginia16
Delaware16
South Dakota16
Maryland17
Oklahoma18
Illinois20
Mississippi20
Montana20
Massachusetts23
Connecticut23
Wyoming24
Florida27
Arizona29
New Jersey34
New York34
District of Columbia40
Alaska41
Texas46
California50
Hawaii52
New Mexico68
Nevada76

Even more about Jackson


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jackson a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jackson?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jackson
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 132
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +12,388

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