Jackson

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219k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
708k
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Jackson mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Jackson

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

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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)
Wiktionary

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 the state of Mississippi in the United States of America.
  6. A city in Alabama
  7. A city in California
  8. A city in Georgia, USA
  9. A city in Kentucky
  10. A town in Louisiana
  11. A town in Maine
  12. A city in Michigan
  13. A city in Minnesota
  14. A city in Missouri
  15. A village in Nebraska
  16. A town in New Hampshire
  17. A town in New York
  18. A town in North Carolina
  19. A city in Ohio
  20. A town in Queensland, Australia
  21. A town in South Carolina
  22. A city in Tennessee
  23. One of three towns in Wisconsin
  24. A town in Wyoming
  25. (US) A 20-dollar banknote

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

Notable Persons Named Jackson

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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 156 0 156
1939 162 0 162
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 160 0 160
1952 163 0 163
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 116 0 116
1961 92 0 92
1962 105 0 105
1963 112 0 112
1964 103 0 103
1965 108 0 108
1966 82 0 82
1967 94 0 94
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 129 0 129
1975 143 0 143
1976 179 0 179
1977 203 0 203
1978 212 0 212
1979 266 5 261
1980 284 0 284
1981 300 0 300
1982 273 0 273
1983 272 0 272
1984 265 0 265
1985 290 0 290
1986 297 6 291
1987 341 0 341
1988 395 5 390
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 3,876 16 3,860 #100 boy name
1999 5,005 12 4,993 #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 8,738 26 8,712 #52 boy name
2004 9,041 65 8,976 #48 boy name
2005 9,607 28 9,579 #44 boy name
2006 10,922 30 10,892 #35 boy name
2007 11,691 33 11,658 #33 boy name
2008 11,662 28 11,634 #32 boy name
2009 12,135 21 12,114 #26 boy name
2010 11,836 23 11,813 #25 boy name
2011 12,421 28 12,393 #23 boy name
2012 12,499 22 12,477 #21 boy name
2013 12,593 16 12,577 #16 boy name
2014 12,223 25 12,198 #17 boy name
2015 12,266 24 12,242 #17 boy name
2016 11,235 25 11,210 #17 boy name

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Popularity of Jackson as a first name

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Popularity of Jackson as a last name

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Common last names for Jackson

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Johnson
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Wilson
  • Baker
  • Wright

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

  • How Popular is the name Jackson? Jackson is the 340th most popular name of all time. In 2016 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 219,052 babies born with the first name Jackson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jackson to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (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 12,577 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jackson!
  • Random Jackson Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jackson ranks 5th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 149 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Jackson: Your name in reverse order is Noskcaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cknsoja. 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!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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