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Gender: M Meaning of Jackson: "son of Jack" Origin of Jackson: English Jackson's Popularity in 2015: #17

Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorites, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson Daly, Maria Bello, Natalie Maines, Scott Wolf, Maya Rudolph, and Katey Sagal. After a spectacular rise, this stylish presidential name has been in the Top 25 since 2010, now up at Number 17.

In addition to historic namesakes Andrew and Stonewall, some art-loving parents may wish to honor Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock.

Jackson is so popular that it now ranks higher on the Social Security list than either John, which is Number 27, or Jack, at 40, 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.

Famous People Named Jackson

(Monroe) Jackson Rathbone, American actor
(Clyde) Jackson Browne, American singer-songwriter
(Paul) Jackson Pollock, American painter
(Jackson) DeForest Kelley, American actor
Jackson Wang, Chinese singer of K-pop group GOT7
Jackson Theron (b. 2011), son of actress Charlize Theron
Jackson Frayn "Jack" Harries, English actor & vlogger
Jackson Levi Duggar, 15th child of reality TV's Duggar family
Jackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman (b. 2007), son of actors Adam Kaufman and Poppy Montgomery
Jackson Anthony Bosh (b. 2012), son of athlete Chris Bosh and Adrienne Williams
Jackson James Daly (b. 2009), son of TV host Carson Daly
Jackson James White (b. 1996), son of actress Katey Sagal and Jack White
Jackson Kayse Wolf (b. 2009), son of actor Scott Wolf and reality TV personality Kelley Limp
Jackson Spiner (b.2002), son of actor Brent Spiner
Jackson Ezekiel Bates, 12th child (5th son) of reality TV's Bates family
Jackson Lee (b. 1997), son of director Spike Lee
Jackson John Frieda (b. 2007), son of hairstylist John Frieda
Jackson Carpinello (b. 2005), son of actors Amy Acker and James Carpinello
Jackson Clark Mecham, son of American family vloggers Ellie & Jared
Jackson Scott Willis, 5th child of the family band The Willis Clan
Jackson Dunkleman (b. 2013), son of TV host Brian Dunkleman
Jackson Smith (b. 1982), son of singers Patti Smith and Fred "Sonic" Smith
Jackson Jay "JJ" Croft (b. 2012), son of actors Jamie Croft and Saskia Burmeister
Jackson Robert Money (b. 2009), son of actress Emme Rylan and Don Money
Jackson Lloyd Packer (b. 2010), son of singer Erica Packer and mogul James Packer
Jackson McCormack (b. 2003), son of singer Gina Jeffreys and Rod McCormack
Jackson Mohr, son of actor/comedian Jay Mohr
Jackson Koch (b. 2005), son of singer Kellie Coffey and Geoff Koch
Jackson Five, American musical group
Michael Jackson, American pop singer
Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the U.S.
Stonewall Jackson, American Civil War general

Pop Culture References for the name Jackson

Jackson "Jax" Teller, main character on TV's "Sons of Anarchy"
Jackson Stewart, character on TV's "Hannah Montana"
Jackson Avery, surgeon on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Jackson Gibbs, father of Leroy Gibbs on TV's "NCIS"
Jackson Haisley, character on TV's "The Agency"
Jackson Curtis, main character in film "2012"
"Miss Jackson," song by Panic! At The Disco
Jackson "Jack" Rippner, villain of "Red Eye," played by Cillian Murphy
Jackson "Jax" Briggs, character in video game series "Mortal Kombat"
Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside, character in "Mame"
Jackson Kenner, character on TV's "The Originals", husband of Hayley Marshall
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, book series by Rick Riordan
Jackson Whittemore, character on TV's "Teen Wolf"

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