Jackson name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Jackson mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Jackson

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Kansas, U.S. says the name Jackson is of Scottish origin and means "The patronymic surname Jackson means 'son of Jack.' The personal/given name Jack may have derived from one of several sources. Perhaps it was derived from the name 'Jackin,' a medieval diminutive of the name 'John,' itself the English form of 'Iohannes,' which is Latin for the Greek name ??????? (Ioannes), initially derived from the Hebrew name ????? (Yohanan). Yohanan means 'Jehovah has favored,' or more loosely 'gift of God.' Because Jack relates to John, Jackson is related to the surname Johnson".
  2. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Jackson means "Son of Jack; or John" and is of American origin.
  3. According to 4 people from Illinois, U.S., the name Jackson is of English origin and means "Son of Jack".
  4. A user from Norway says the name Jackson is of Canadian origin and means "He is jacks son".
  5. A submission from Utah, U.S. says the name Jackson means "Jack's son".
  6. According to a user from Arizona, U.S., the name Jackson is of English origin and means "Gift from God".
  7. A submission from South Africa says the name Jackson means "Gift of God" and is of English origin.
  8. A submission from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Jackson means "The Cutest Boy" and is of English origin.
  9. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Jackson means "Loyalty and commitment to family and life long friends".
  10. A submission from Iowa, U.S. says the name Jackson means "A strong cute boy and loving".
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  1. A town in south central Michigan
  2. Capital of the state of Mississippi on the Pearl River
  3. A town in western Tennessee
  4. A town in western Wyoming
  5. 7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845)
  6. General in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War whose troops at the first Battle of Bull Run stood like a stone wall (1824-1863)
  7. United States writer of romantic novels about the unjust treatment of Native Americans (1830-1885)
  8. United States civil rights leader who led a national campaign against racial discrimination and ran for presidential nomination (born in 1941)
  9. United States singer who did much to popularize gospel music (1911-1972)
  10. United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
  11. English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)

From Jack +‎ -son.

  1. A British patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. Andrew Jackson, President of the United States (1829–1837).
  4. Michael Jackson, singer and entertainer (1958–2009).
  5. The capital city of Mississippi, United States and one of the two county seats of Hinds County.
  6. A city in Alabama.
  7. A city, the county seat of Amador County, California, United States.
  8. A city, the county seat of Butts County, Georgia, United States.
  9. A city, the county seat of Breathitt County, Kentucky.
  10. A city, the county seat of Jackson County, Michigan.
  11. A city, the county seat of Jackson County, Minnesota.
  12. A city, the county seat of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.
  13. A city, the county seat of Jackson County, Ohio.
  14. A city, the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee.
  15. A town in Louisiana.
  16. A town in Maine.
  17. A town in New Hampshire.
  18. A town in New York.
  19. A town, the county seat of Northampton County, North Carolina.
  20. A town in Queensland, Australia.
  21. A town in South Carolina.
  22. A town in Adams County, Wisconsin.
  23. A town in Burnett County, Wisconsin.
  24. A town in Washington County, Wisconsin.
  25. A town, the county seat of Teton County, Wyoming.
  26. A village in Nebraska.
  27. A village in Wisconsin.
  28. (US) A U.S. 20-dollar banknote USD. (from the portrait of President Andrew Jackson on the bill)
  29. A member of The Jackson 5

Jackson was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano and Hungarian

Notable Persons Named Jackson

Notable Persons Named Jackson

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock was an artist in the field of painting. Jackson was given the name Paul Jackson Pollock on January 28th, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming. He passed away on August 11th, 1956.

Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne is a rock music, folk music, country rock, and soft rock musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1966. Jackson was given the name Clyde Jackson Browne on October 9th, 1948 in Heidelberg, West Germany.

Jackson Wang

Jackson Wang is a k-pop and korean hip hop singing, rapping, dance, master of ceremonies, and fencing. He was most active from 2014 to 2014. Jackson is also known as Wang Ka Yee.

Jackson Rathbone

Jackson Rathbone is an actor and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Jackson was given the name Monroe Jackson Rathbone V on December 14th, 1984 in Singapore.

DeForest Kelley

DeForest Kelley was an actor. His career lasted from 1947 to 1998. DeForest was given the name Jackson DeForest Kelley on January 20th, 1920 in Toccoa, Georgia, U.S. He left this life on June 11th, 1999.

Jackson Martínez

Jackson Martínez is a soccer player for the Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C., Independiente Medellín, Chiapas F.C., FC Porto, Atlético Madrid, and Colombia national football team. Jackson was born on October 3rd, 1986 in Quibdó, Colombia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jackson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jackson

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is a pop music, soul music, rhythm, blues, funk, rock music, disco, post-disco, dance-pop, and new jack swing musician. He holds the title Thriller", Smooth Criminal", Black, and White". His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 2009.

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was a 7th President of the United States, Military Governor of Florida, and List of Governors of Florida. Andrew was born on March 15th, 1767 in Waxhaws border region between The Carolinas. He passed away on June 8th, 1845.

Ice Cube

Ice Cube is an actor, record producer, filmmaker, songwriter, rapping, and rapper. He was most prominent from 1984 to present. Ice was given the name O'Shea Jackson on June 15th, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson is an actor and film producer. He was most active from 1972 to present. Samuel was given the name Samuel Leroy Jackson on December 21st, 1948 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

Janet Jackson

She holds the title Nasty", Rhythm Nation", All for You", and Black Cat". She has had major accomplishments since 1973. Janet was given the name Janet Damita Jo Jackson on May 16th, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, U.S.

Quinton Jackson

Quinton was born on June 20th, 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Peter Jackson
  • Amy Jackson
  • Bo Jackson
    Football Player
  • Thomas Jonathan Jackson
    Military Person
  • YG
  • Joshua Jackson
  • Phil Jackson
    Basketball Player
  • Jesse Jackson
    From the District of Columbia
  • Joe Jackson
    Talent Manager
  • Cheyenne Jackson
  • Alan Jackson
  • Jermaine Jackson
  • Fabolous
  • Robert H. Jackson
    57th United States Attorney General

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jackson U.S.
  White 39.89% 64.26%
  African American 53.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.06% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jackson

People with the last name Jackson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jackson

  • What name lists does Jackson rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jackson? Jackson is the 306th most popular name of all time. In 2019 Jackson was the 17th most popular name. As a last name Jackson was the 19th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jackson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 250,250 babies born with the first name Jackson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jackson to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jackson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 46 new born babies.
  • When was Jackson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jackson is Friday, August 9th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Jackson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jackson was in 2013 with a total of 12,597 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jackson!
  • Random Jackson Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jackson ranks 27th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, 604 babies in Florida have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Jackson: The name spelled backwards is Noskcaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Asconjk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jackson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 708,099 people with the last name Jackson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jackson? Jackson was ranked as the 19th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Jackson name meaning

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