Jackson Name Meaning & Origin

Jackson

Pronunciation: JAK-sən (key)

Origin of the name Jackson:

Transferred use of the surname which originated in 14th century England as a patronymic meaning "son of Jack." Short: Jack. Pet: Jackie, Jacky.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Jack, Jax, Jaxon, Jaxson, Jaxxon

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Nicknames for Jackson

Jack, Jax, Stonewall, Jake, J., Sonny, Jacksonian, Jack Jack, Cracker Jack, Jumpin Jack, Jamie, J-man, Jack, Jacksamillion, and Action Jackson

Meanings and history of the name Jackson

"wind" (elemental)

The name "Jackson" was formed out of a father and son business. 'Jack and Son.' Later to become, Jackson. The same goes for:
John- son
Harris- son
David- son
I'm not sure on this but it might include Jeff-er-son or Fergu-son.

Famous real-life people named Jackson

Jackson Rathbone, American actor
Jackson Browne, American musician
Jackson Pollock, American painter
The Jackson family of singers: Michael, Janet, Jermaine, etc.
Jackson Scott Willis, American musician, dancer and wrestler
Jackson Phillip Deveraux Kaufman (b. 2007), son of Australian-American actress Poppy Montgomery
Jackson James Daly (b. 2009), son of American television host, radio personality, producer, and television personality Carson Daly
Jackson Kayse Wolf (b. 2009), son of American actor Scott Wolf
Jackson Bird, author of Sorted, professional waffler, and queer activist
Jackson Wright Henson (b. 2011), son of American actor, comedian, and talk show host John Henson
Jackson Theron (b. 2012), son of South-African-American actress and film producer Charlize Theron
Jackson Wang, Chinese (Hong Kong) lead rapper, lead dancer, and sub-vocalist of South Korean pop boy group GOT7

Jackson in song, story & screen

Jackson Whittemore - From MTV's Teen Wolf (Played by Colton Haynes.)
Jackson(Jax) Teller - Character on the TV series "Sons of Anarchy" played by Charlie Hunnam
"Jackson," song by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash (granted, about a place, but could be naming inspiration.)
Jackson is a character on Desperate Housewives.
Jackson is a character on Hannah Montana.
Dr. Jackson Avery, character on TV show "Grey's Anatomy"
I first heard the name Jackson on screen in "Steel Magnolias". It was the name of Dylan McDermott's character.
Jackson Hudson ~ F.B.I. Special Agent/Unit Leader from the TV series 'Sue Thomas F.B.Eye' (goes by 'Jack').
Jax (Jackson) - Character on Backstage
Jackson Oz is a character on the television show "Zoo"
Jackson Storm is the main antagonist of the Pixar film, Cars 3

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