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Jackson

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How popular is the baby name Jackson in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 46 0 46
1881 28 0 28
1882 49 0 49
1883 34 0 34
1884 33 0 33
1885 29 0 29
1886 43 0 43
1887 31 0 31
1888 36 0 36
1889 42 0 42
1890 25 0 25
1891 31 0 31
1892 32 0 32
1893 28 0 28
1894 32 0 32
1895 32 0 32
1896 32 0 32
1897 42 0 42
1898 26 0 26
1899 31 0 31
1900 60 0 60
1901 24 0 24
1902 40 0 40
1903 34 0 34
1904 49 0 49
1905 36 0 36
1906 33 0 33
1907 52 0 52
1908 38 0 38
1909 38 0 38
1910 51 0 51
1911 46 0 46
1912 91 0 91
1913 107 0 107
1914 149 0 149
1915 175 0 175
1916 177 0 177
1917 206 0 206
1918 216 0 216
1919 235 0 235
1920 233 0 233
1921 246 0 246
1922 225 0 225
1923 269 0 269
1924 229 0 229
1925 256 7 249
1926 231 0 231
1927 199 0 199
1928 244 0 244
1929 202 0 202
1930 216 0 216
1931 188 0 188
1932 167 0 167
1933 155 0 155
1934 175 0 175
1935 169 0 169
1936 167 0 167
1937 159 0 159
1938 157 0 157
1939 161 0 161
1940 167 0 167
1941 176 0 176
1942 196 0 196
1943 205 0 205
1944 177 0 177
1945 168 0 168
1946 177 0 177
1947 187 0 187
1948 178 0 178
1949 158 0 158
1950 165 0 165
1951 161 0 161
1952 162 0 162
1953 131 0 131
1954 117 0 117
1955 128 0 128
1956 120 0 120
1957 130 0 130
1958 121 0 121
1959 118 0 118
1960 117 0 117
1961 93 0 93
1962 105 0 105
1963 112 0 112
1964 102 0 102
1965 108 0 108
1966 82 0 82
1967 96 0 96
1968 110 0 110
1969 87 0 87
1970 109 0 109
1971 114 5 109
1972 114 0 114
1973 141 6 135
1974 132 0 132
1975 142 0 142
1976 178 0 178
1977 203 0 203
1978 212 0 212
1979 265 5 260
1980 283 0 283
1981 299 0 299
1982 272 0 272
1983 272 0 272
1984 265 0 265
1985 289 0 289
1986 297 6 291
1987 341 0 341
1988 394 5 389
1989 501 7 494
1990 797 6 791
1991 1,176 0 1,176
1992 1,369 7 1,362
1993 1,546 9 1,537
1994 1,939 5 1,934
1995 2,170 9 2,161
1996 2,656 13 2,643
1997 3,134 8 3,126
1998 3,875 16 3,859 #100 boy name
1999 5,006 12 4,994 #83 boy name
2000 5,918 15 5,903 #72 boy name
2001 6,853 20 6,833 #60 boy name
2002 8,178 26 8,152 #50 boy name
2003 8,737 26 8,711 #52 boy name
2004 9,041 65 8,976 #48 boy name
2005 9,606 28 9,578 #44 boy name
2006 10,919 30 10,889 #35 boy name
2007 11,691 33 11,658 #33 boy name
2008 11,658 28 11,630 #32 boy name
2009 12,132 21 12,111 #26 boy name
2010 11,835 23 11,812 #25 boy name
2011 12,416 28 12,388 #23 boy name
2012 12,490 22 12,468 #21 boy name
2013 12,584 16 12,568 #16 boy name
2014 12,208 25 12,183 #17 boy name
2015 12,206 24 12,182 #17 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Jackson baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 207,704 babies born with the name Jackson in the United States. That's more than enough Jacksons to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 46 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jackson" was in 2013 with a total of 12,568 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jacksons)

According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jackson" ranks #23 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 18 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2015. Across the entire United States a total of 12,206 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Jackson popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jackson" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jackson as well as things modernly associated with the name Jackson such as celebrities named Jackson.

Origin and Meaning of Jackson

The name "Jackson" is of English origin, and it means "Son of Jack". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  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)

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock is an artist. Jackson was born in 1912 as Paul Jackson Pollock in Cody, Wyoming, United States.

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Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne is a singer-songwriter, musician, and political activist specializing in rock, folk, country rock, and soft rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1966 to present. Jackson was born in 1948 as Clyde Jackson Browne in Heidelberg, West Germany.

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Jackson Rathbone

Jackson Rathbone is an actor and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Jackson was born in 1984 as Monroe Jackson Rathbone V in Singapore.

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DeForest Kelley

DeForest Kelley is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1947 to 1998. DeForest was born in 1920 as Jackson DeForest Kelley in Toccoa, Georgia, U.S.

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Jackson O'Reilly

Jackson O'Reilly is a novelist. Jackson was born in 1948 as James Oliver Rigney, Jr. in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jackson

Jackson 20
Jackson 5
Jackson Galaxy
Jackson Hole
Jackson Vroman
Jackson Martinez
Jackson Avery
Jackson Nj Weather

Alternative Meanings

J is for joy, that you always bring.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

C is for compatible, a friend's friend.

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

S is for serious, not always joking.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Noskcaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Kcnsajo". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Jackson born Nov 12, 2011

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 925. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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