The name Jackson is of English origin and means "Son Of Jack/John." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Jackson is originally a British surname which has made its way onto the popularity charts as a boy's given name. The most common variation of the name Jackson is Jaxson. Nicknames include Jack, Jax, and Jay.
The use of surnames as given names is more common in the southern region of the United States. Many babies were named after Andrew Jackson, an American general and president. Lately, it may be having more popularity given Jackson Duggar (19 Kids and Counting).
Jackson Browne is a singer whose first name is actually Clyde. Jackson Pollock is an American artist known for his abstract artwork. Jackson Rathbone is an actor, notable for the Twilight series. There is a writer known as Jaxon, whose birth name was Jack Edward Jackson.
Fictional characters named Jackson include Jackson Teller from Sons of Anarchy, Jackson Avery from Grey’s Anatomy and Jackson Kenner from The Originals.
Jackson is also a popular city name, in various U.S. states, including Jackson, Mississippi and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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