Jackson - boys name

Jackson name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Jackson name meaning:

The name Jackson is derived from the English surname Jackson, which itself originated as a patronymic form of the given name Jack. The name Jack is a diminutive of the name John, meaning "God is gracious" or "gift of God". Therefore, the meaning of the name Jackson can be interpreted as "son of Jack" or "son of John". It carries with it the connotation of being a descendant or a son with the qualities associated with the name Jack or John.

Additionally, the name Jackson has gained significant popularity as a first name in recent years. It is often chosen as a strong and masculine name for boys, evoking a sense of power and resilience. The name is commonly associated with individuals who exhibit qualities such as leadership, determination, and confidence. With its roots in the name John, which has biblical origins, the name Jackson also carries a sense of spirituality and divine grace. Overall, the name Jackson has a rich history and meaning, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a name with depth and significance for their sons.

Origin: Hebrew

Son of Jack.



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Overall UK ranking: 97 out of 4789

607 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (70)
  • Wales (90)
  • England (97)

Historical popularity of Jackson

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Jackson from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Jackson in 2024