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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jackson

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Jackson in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Jackson:

  • Records indicate that 169,127 boys in the United States have been named Jackson since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 12,388 people in the U.S. were given the name Jackson. Those people are now 8 years old.

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      36 Positive Comments

  • "My husband & I named our son Jackson Reginald nickname (Reggie) when he arrived Dec.2004. I always new I would name my son Jackson. For us, as we're from the deep south, this is a family name dating back to the civil war. It's a good strong American name. Nearly 12 years later, he loves his name." Dec. 5, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just the love the name Jackson, but I didn't want it to be the same old plain jane old fashion so my husband and I just spiced it up a bit and spelled it Jaxson.. plus we call him Jax for short and that also went with the spelling." Oct. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend is named Jackson. I think it's an adorable name that's so easy to say and fun to hear. Plus, I love the letter J as a first initial." Nov. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's the name of my 18 month old son. It totally suits him!" Jul. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We don't know what we are having yet, but if it's a boy we plan on naming him Jaxson DuRay. My husband doesn't want him called Jack, so that is why we spelled it with the "X". and with the unique middle name we can call him "JD"." Jul. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son (turning 3 months May 16th) Jackson Douglas. Ironically I hadn't known it was quite this popular. I got it from Gilmore Girls, a charachter named Jackson, but his real name was Jackson Douglas...and Douglas is my Dads name too so it was perfect. My 4 yr old daughter loved Hannah Montana as well , who on the show has a brother named Jackson. She was in an accident last year and passed away so its a sentimental name as well. She would have picked it out of the few I was choosing between :)" May. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little cousin is named Jackson, and it's perfect for him! I think it's a really good, unique name." Mar. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Jackson in 1992; it was still a pretty unusual name. We were pretty pleased to have found a boy's name that wasn't too popular, had at least a couple of nicknames (Jack, Jax) and was easy to spell. Apparently the sins of the mother were visited upon the daughter, as my name is Karen (in the top 10 for the 50's and 60's, peaking at #3 in 1965), and I always HATED the fact that there were so many other Karen's. So we picked what we thought was a little-used name, and now it's #3 on the list for 2009. If our daughter (born 1995) had been a boy, my first choice was Aidan, which is #1 for this year. Her name is Naomi, which was way ahead of Jackson when she was born, but is now far below." Dec. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We loved the name so much, and named our first boy Jackson. He is two, so right now he goes by Jack, and it SO fits his personality..." Dec. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I have a son someday I'm going to name him Jackson, after Michael Jackson :)" Sep. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named jackson wolfe in 1980. I was way ahead of the curve apparently." Aug. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yesterday I ran to my fiance who is dying to have a child with me as soon as possible, and though i already have the perfect boy name chosen for the last 3 years of our relationship, it came to me last night that I love the name Jackson! Its so Solid and Strong and just all around kewl!" Feb. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "when i have a little boy someday my mom wants me to name him Jackson. i think this name is adorable <3" Jan. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jackson ~ reminds me of the character in Melvyn Bragg's 'The Hired Man.'" Dec. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the name I have chosen for my boy....well, if I have a boy! I am pregnant now! His name will be Jackson Keith Cohen Nagel...a mouthful but it means a lot to us!" Nov. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jackson in 2002. Everyone thinks its so cool. Not many Jacksons in Scotland! X" Nov. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't have a son yet, but my husband's first name is Jack. We both have cousins who named their sons Jack so that's out, but since it would be HIS son then Jackson is perfect!" Nov. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't have a son yet, but my husband's first name is Jack. We both have cousins who named their sons Jack so that's out, but since it would be HIS son then Jackson is perfect!" Nov. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 6 yo son's middle name is Jackson and it has been in the family for over 100 years.. We call him Jack or Jackson ( we do not call him by his 1st name) . He is the 3rd child with the same name from the 1940's. So our pick isn't based on a trend but tradition ...coincidentally this name is now popular!!:)" Sep. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5 yr old son is Jackson. I love it! (obviously)" Aug. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love, love, love it!! My 6 1/2 year little boy is named Jackson and I still love it. It is a strong name but so sweet too. I was inspired by the Julia Roberts movie, Steel Magnolias. The Jackson in the movie was SOO cute and I just thought it would make such a beautiful name. My little boy has never gone by anything else and I have never let anyone shorten it to Jack, although I do like that name also. A couple of times someone said Jackie and I was like, NO! Other than that, it is pretty straight forward, people usually dont mispronounce it or anything. I do have to say I didn't know any other Jacksons when he was born but it seems to be pretty popular now." Apr. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Six months from now...there's going to be another Jackson...if its a boy. Everyone else:don't pick it! Its lame to follow trends for a child's name, come on!" Apr. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jackson is a strong solid name. I was fortunate enough to have Jackson as a last name. My father didn't have any boys, and I am pleased to announce that I gave my oldest son the first name of Jackson." Nov. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Jackson when he was born in 2004. We didn't know anyone called Jackson at the time but since then I have meet heqaps of people called Jackson and meet people who have called their child Jackson" Aug. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jaxon, I think Jackson, any spelling, is a very strong boys name. We call him Jaxon or baby-Jax." Jun. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my 4 month old son is called jackson and i love it. We do not know of any other person who shares the same name." May. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jackson after Julia Roberts boyfriend in "Steel Magnolias. I name my sons after guys on tv that I would rather be married to so I can inadvertantly live in a fantasy world" Feb. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name. We knew from the moment we got engaged that if we ever had a son, we would name him Jackson. Our Jackson is now 8 and he loves his name too!" Jan. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I are naming our Son Jackson. We thought it would be neat since her name is JACKie and my name is jaSON. Sort of a blending of the two of us." Oct. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jackson, its a great name! I like it because its unique as a first name." Sep. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name......interesting to see how popular it has become in recent years.....being in my mid thirties the only people I know who share my name are children (seems like more and more) The only "problem" with the name is that people are constantly asking what my first name is.......I respond "Jackson" and they say "no....your first name"" Aug. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I love this name. Sounds strong, yet can be a cute little boy's name." May. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Jackson. We love the name and have never had anyone mispronounce or spell it wrong. We do not meet many other Jacksons but lots of Jacks." Apr. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's the first name of the next great physics revolutionist." Apr. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm going to name my son due in June Jackson. I love it!!" Feb. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our son's name and we love it. Everyone who hears it usually says they love it too. :o)" Jan. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "The name Jackson is dumb because I was the first ?Jackson? and I spell it Jacquezon. ?Jackson?s are just phonies and should all feel ashamed of being fakes." Jan. 13, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Why would you torure you children by naming them last names? Seems to be inspired from deep intellectual talks that began at barnes and noble. The oohs and ahhs came while drinking a mocha latte right before the yoga class, which brings out the "freedom" in you. How unique. Madison is one of your nieces I bet." Aug. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      10 Neutral Comments

  • "It's going to make school classrooms interesting when the teacher calls for "Jackson and half a dozen kids responds" Mar. 28, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love the name Jaxon! It's very masculine for a baby boy." Sep. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im 12 and its my name. its kinda nice to have a name that most people dont have." Nov. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "we are 6 mos along and going to use the name jackson for our little man, mostly because our daughter calls the baby " jack jack " from the incredibles and thought that was hysterical and we love it!" Mar. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend's baby is going tobe named Jackson Grant Deel. I think that name is cute!!" Sep. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I loved the name and I was thinking of naming my son Jackson. My husbands name is Jon, and mine is Faye. It is not a family name, but we fell in love with it. We are following Jackson with Vegas, I think its neat. Faye-22-Forida" Dec. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "people thought that i was named after Michael Jackson. isn't that just stupid. I was really named after my grandfather. He is name is Jack" Nov. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i havent seen it as a 1st name before but im porud to have it as a last name" Jul. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! It has a strengh to it, and Jack is a great nickname if the child thinks that 'Jackson' is too long. I'm not surprised that this name has become popular lately!" Jun. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jackson some people say it like its spelled and you say it like jacksen" Jul. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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