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    Would you like to learn more about the popularity, history and meaning of the name Jackson?

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    Popularity of the name Jackson

    According to the Social Security Administration, Jackson was the 14th most popular baby boy’s name in America in 2021, the 17th in 2018, 2019 and 2020, 20th in 2017, and 17th in 2016. This name has certainly remained popular over the years!

    Average number of web searches for the name Jackson over time

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    History and meaning of the name Jackson

    The name Jackson is of English and Hebrew origin and means “A Good Son” (from “Son of John”) and “God’s Gracious Gift.” It started as a surname to designate the “son of John” and emerged in the borderlands between England and Scotland. It is related to the personal name of Jack, a pet form of the popular name John. This wonderful name evolved to become a popular first name in recent history. Another variation of spelling is Jaxon, and the nickname of “Jax”.

    The meaning of the name “Jackson” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Jackson, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you (at no additional charge)!

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    Jackson shown on our Spirit Guide background with Black and Red mats.

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    Famous People named Jackson

    Famous people named Jackson include the famous singer-songwriter Jackson Browne; American abstract artist Jackson Pollock; and actor Jackson Rathbone, notable in the Twilight series.

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    Your Jackson

    I’m sure your Jackson is a good son, if not a great son, and that he is most definitely a gift in your life!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the various art backgrounds and mat combinations shown here in this blog that go so beautifully with this wonderful name! Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice.

    Thank you for reading my blog about Jackson! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name that you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know if my poem for Jackson matches your sweet child, or someone you know.

    Frequently asked questions about the name Jackson (FAQ)

    Is Jackson a trendy name?

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    At present, Jackson is popular–very popular. Though its popularity peaked in March 2019, the name shows no signs of slowing down. Consider this fact: Jackson now ranks higher than its classic counterparts John and Jack.

    Is Jackson a rare name?

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    Jackson is a common American, Scottish, Irish and English surname. In 1980, Jackson was the 24th most popular surname in England and Wales. In the 1990 United States Census, Jackson was the thirteenth most frequently reported surname, accounting for 0.3% of the population.

    What does the name Jackson mean?

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    Jackson, an Old English name, means “son of Jack” and is just as popular as a surname as it is as a given name. Some of its most famous bearers include President Andrew Jackson and iconic artist Jackson Pollock, as well as the capital city of Mississippi.

    Is Jackson a popular name?

    According to Social Security Administration data, Jackson has been consistently popular over the last two decades and has remained in the top 20 baby names for boys since 2012. It has been in the top 100 names since 2000.

    Is Jackson a strong name?

    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.

    What is a nickname for Jackson?

    The most common variation of the name Jackson is Jaxon. Nicknames include Jack, Jax, and Jay. In the 19th century, many babies were named after Andrew Jackson, an American general and president.

    Is Jackson a biblical name?

    Jackson is Hebrew Boy name and meaning of this name is “God is Gracious / Merciful”

    How old is the name Jackson?

    The surname Jackson was first found in various shires throughout Britain including Cambridgeshire which listed two families in the Hundredorum Rolls of the year 1273: Robert filius Jake; and Henricus filius Jake.

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.

    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

    Click here to read the full article.

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