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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jax

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

A few facts about the boy's name Jax:

  • Records indicate that 4,594 boys in the United States have been named Jax since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,115 people in the U.S. were given the name Jax. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Jax

    91% Approval Rating
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      20 Positive Comments

  • "I named my son Jax Marly. Some people call him Jack. I just correct them and they usually say, "Oh that's different." His little brother is Maverick Cody. I haven't met any other kids with the same names. They are strong names! Both my boys fit perfectly in their given names." Dec. 3, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name! I named my son Jaxx Michael..I don't like the name Jackson, any way you spell it, he is 2 months old today.." Sep. 20, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Jax turns 12 next week and we haven't met another Jax yet! Love it!" Dec. 20, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "having a hard time choosing a name so far hes been kayne franky and at the moment hes jax ,jax kayne paul evans xx" Feb. 28, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in 1999. Named him Jax Maverick! Absolutely fits his most amazing personality." Jan. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cool name with the X factor to it. Our 5 year son is named Jax." May. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "named my little boy jaxx with the 2 xx's thought this name was totally unique just like my boy.....his mums names johnson so just adds to it.....jaxx johnson" Nov. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Naming my little guy jax this August. It was a no brainer! Too many Johns in the world, and people name their dogs Harry all the time right?" Jun. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend had a dog named Jax. she said it was pronounced "Jazz", but everyone said Jacks so..." May. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Personally, I think Jax is a really cute girl's name. It's trendy and stylish, and sounds kick-ass. :) I wish my name was Jax. :)" Jan. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jax and he was born Jan 26, 2009. He will be 2 this January. His middle name is Michael. Jax Michael, he is also very unique and fits his name!" Sep. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "love it , baby due in june 2010, this is definaley in the top three we are thinking of !!!" Apr. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I found out I'm having a girl,but we did decide if it was a boy it was going to be Jax!Love it,It fit us & I think it's cool & short w/a little swagger to it!So if we any more kids & have boy we will have a Jax!" Mar. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I still love it and my son is two. I thought it was original until I started noticing it rise in popularity and it is a character on the Sons of Anarchy (not sure if they spell it the same). My only problem has been that old people get a disgusted look on their face when you tell them his name. They always want to call him Jack. lol" Jan. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is what we are planning to name our son whois due April 2009. Love it :)" Nov. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name. This is what we are planning on naming our son when he is born in Dec/Jan." Jul. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name. I think it's very original. We're naming our baby boy this in the fall." Jun. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name jax, but i think it's more of a girl name than a boy. this is just my opinion :) and it really is a pretty name haha." Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name and named my son who was born on Sept 16 2008 as Jax, he is cool just like this name...never heard any one I know named Jax, so it's different, I like it." Oct. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a Jax who turned 3 this year - he is as cool and original as his name. Love the 'x'" Jul. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "It's a snack food name. Big puffy cheese curl snack food. HORRIBLE" Oct. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "becoming too popular now.... with all the Jaxon's becoming Jax's .. sorry jmo... i used to love it, but dont like trendy names anymore. .. they come and go in/out of fashion too easily... it is punk rock tho!" Feb. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      10 Neutral Comments

  • "My son is about to turn 12 and his name is Jax. At the time, even Google didn't give you any hits on the name Jax and it wasn't in a single baby name book that I could find. I loved the name then and it fits my amazing kid to a tee!" Feb. 8, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jaxsen. I was also a fan of general hospital and wanted something different but we call him Jax. My son was born in 1999!" Aug. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Can I just say that I think it's the coolest thing that you write these leretts to your kids on their birthdays? Don't get a big head, but you're a pretty cool mom." Apr. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our son Jax in 1997. At the time my husband and i were fans of General Hospital and got the name from a charecter Jasper Jax, he went by Jax." Nov. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I wish it was more trendy, but only 1600 times used, to me makes it not very common. I am going to use the name, its short, will be easy to spell and my son wont have to use an adult name from a childhood nick name." Jan. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "we our naming our son jax, after being followers of sons of anarchy, we love the name, its unusual, cool and hopefully he will be as gorg. as jax tellerxx" Oct. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Haha this is my name and im 20. Never met anyone with the same name or known anyone who knows someone else with the same name. This is in Australia its pretty rare over here" Dec. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "im gutted..i sat and (thought i had pretty much) made this name up..! except for maybe an odd few ..which is kind of obvious that someone else may have come to the name too..but i didnt realise until now how its not so different...good job i decide to change my boys name around within 3 months and call him by his middle name first(hes 5 nearly)" Jul. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my son Jax and he is 1.5 years now. Cool name!" Dec. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm love this name and am going to name my baby this in 3 months." May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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