Jackson is a decent name at most. I hate the name Jackson on girls, it kind of looks like the parents were trying to be edgy or something putting it on a girl even though the name is already common enough. And by the way, making it into Jacksyn, Jacksin, or some other hideous spelling isn’t gonna make it better.
ciara23  11/22/2020
“I’m sorry Ms. Jackson, I am for real! I never meant to make your daughter cry...”

Ms. Jackson is a song made by OutKast in 2000.
ciara23  11/22/2020
Honestly it's not that bad as a first name, I probably wouldn't use it though - A million times better than the hideous alternative 'Jaxson' though.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2020
This is da best name 100000/10.
hihihihinothi  8/9/2020
Jackson is poor as a first name in my opinion. Should be left as a surname and I could only envision it on a small child or a dog. Basically don't like it as a forename for humans.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2020
It sounds nice, and I've got no problem with it being a surname. It does seem to be a bit trendy, though. I despise it on a girl. It has a clearly masculine meaning and a girl with this name will be teased and always mistaken for a boy.
someone-  5/8/2020
It’s really nice and I love the nickname Jack.
saturnbrat  4/28/2020
Short form of Jackson is Jack.
RHAWK3935  2/11/2020
Jackson is an alright name. It is getting very common to the point where it is a top 20 name, and so it is no longer unique. This spelling is better then anything else like Jaxcyn which, while more creative, is a dumb spelling that no one will ever get right. This name sounds Southern to me because of Jackson, Mississippi.
― Anonymous User  12/2/2019
Why are so many people naming kids after Michael Jackson after it’s come out he abused children?! Beyond me.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2019
It sounds a bit tacky and also reminds me of Michael Jackson.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2019
Gonna be honest with any parents thinking of naming your kid this, Please don't. This is coming from someone with that name and let me tell you it's been 18 years of hell. It's a name that fits a little kid but think about it for a minute, can you picture it on someone over the age of 25? It distracts me in class because every day I would beg silently for my teachers not to call my name because it would make me want to throw up every time it was said. It's a surname and should be left that way. Please save your kids the embarrassment of the name Jackson.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2019
American Democratic politician Jackson Hadley (1815-1867)
RHAWK3935  10/28/2019
I don't think it's cool to just say that Jackson is a last name or that it's terrible, sure YOU might not like it, but there's HUNDREDS, maybe THOUSANDS of Jacksons, and plus, if you hate it, just don't post mean things about it. I have a friend named Jackson, and I saw a comment saying that Jacksons are SNOBBISH AND TRASHY! My friend's parents are totally nice, and he's cool too! He said his name is Jackson cause his dad's name is jack, and if you think that it's weird if a person's name is jack and his son is Jackson, you're wrong. I've seen tons of Jacksons, online, and real life, and not one of them was snobbish. Thanks for reading my super large comment (Jackson is also pretty common, but I have to agree the normal spellings like Jackson, Jaxon, Jaxson are normal... but the crazy ones are just... crazy!)
itsDennis  10/24/2019
A good short form for Jackson is Jack and a good diminutive for this name is Jackie.
RHAWK3935  10/14/2019
Too surnamey for me, and doesn't sound right on someone over 40.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2019
Means 'Son of JACK'. It is also used as a surname, in which it was famously used by American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).
RHAWK3935  8/10/2019
Better as a last name than a first name.
― Anonymous User  8/3/2019
Can't picture it on a guy older than like 30.
wh0sbad  7/30/2019
That name, meaning Jackson, has been used since somewhere in the 19th century, mentioning the artist Jackson Pollock.
RHAWK3935  6/26/2019
A good, strong name for a boy. Some of the comments were stating that Jackson shouldn't be used for a girl. Please tell me it isn't used on girls! Jacqueline or Jackie are better for girls.
Sammel121  6/22/2019
Means 'Son of Jack'.
RHAWK3935  6/11/2019
Jackson Storm is an antagonist in the Pixar film Cars 3.
Sweetlittlebumblebee  5/20/2019
I don’t really mind surnames being used as first names, even on girls. Jackson sounds cute and unique as a first name and it stands out to Michaels and Johns as first names. I prefer it as a boy’s name, but for a girl... it could work with the right kind of middle name. It’s still a boy’s name/surname in my book.
xxCreative_Mindxx  4/7/2019
Jackson Marchetti (portrayed by Kedar Williams-Stirling) is a character in the Netflix series "Sex Education".
― Anonymous User  2/10/2019
Jackson Bird is an American transman youtuber who mainly focuses on LGBTQ+ topics, waffles, and nerdy things. He is also an activist deeply involved with the charity group, the Harry Potter Alliance, and is on the DFTBA creator team. He hosts a podcast called Transmission, in which he advocates for transgender people and talks to a different trans person each episode. Jackson has done a widely known TEDtalk. He is also not a child, but in fact in his late 20's. Nor is he a bird, as his social media quite clearly states (@/jackisnotabird). You can find his channel at Jackson Bird.
― Anonymous User  1/1/2019
In 2018, 3 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Jackson who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 412th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
"Son of Jack"? Really? Give your kid a real name.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2018
Last name.
kayisforkeen  10/4/2018
Curious me  10/3/2018
I will always consider Jackson as a surname that once in awhile is used as someone's given name for reasons I cannot fathom. I don't care for the name Jack. It isn't a bad name I just don't care for it. Anyway, Jackson means the son of Jack or something like that.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2018
I think the name Jackson is an okay name but it's just too common and overused. I literally can think of 20 Jackson/Jaxons in my son's elementary school and we live in a small town. There's 5 on our block. And all these different spellings make no sense, they all sound the same and does nothing to make it unique or different, if anything your child will dislike it later when everyone spells their name wrong at school or at the Drs office.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2018
Jackson Avery, a character from Grey's Anatomy.
Caedus  8/3/2018
Jackson is the capital of Mississippi.
BehindAName9  5/3/2018
Wowwww some of the comments man! It’s a name! Why do you care what another person's name is?! The comments calling the name disgusting or trashy are completely unwarranted and sound like they are coming from people named Beth and Anne. Take your boring name back to the 60’s. I don’t care if it’s overused my baby girl will be a JACKSEN/Jackson! My name is Adam and I’m doing just okay having the most popular name in human history.
Narley7  12/20/2017
I wouldn't use the overused name Jackson, Jaxon, Jaxson etc etc on a boy or girl. That name is everywhere. I live in a small town and I can think of ten easily under ten. There's probably more and all these different spellings I'm sorry, does not make the name unique. It's silly.
Epic baby  12/11/2017
Some comments I read people just need to straighten up. Jackson Is a BOY name not a girl name. Just GIVE UP on naming your girl Jakson!
― Anonymous User  9/15/2017
What about the name "Jaxxxon" for a girl? Just think about it! You will be so unique and different naming your daughter this. You can also give her an awesome middle name like Andrew or Bob. Sooooo cuuuute!
― Anonymous User  8/26/2017
Jackson Wang is a Hong Kong rapper, singer, and dancer. He is a member of the South Korean boy group GOT7 under JYP Entertainment, and is known for his appearances on Korean reality television, notably Roommate. Jackson speaks fluent English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Japanese and Korean.
cutenose  6/27/2017
I love the name Jackson (spelling that way as well) it's a strong name for a boy. I really want to name my first son this and call him "Jacks" for short because yes, I agree "Jack" is sort of overused and I don't care for the sound of it! My favorite youtubers (Ellie & Jared) named their oldest son Jackson Clark back in 2014.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2017
Jackson is such a baller's name- it's so swagger.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2017
I hate it when girls take guy's names, like Charlie, Jackson, Fredd, and Phill etc.
SwagginsPizza  5/31/2017
Jackson Browne, American singer-songwriter, best known for singles like "Doctor My Eyes," "Running on Empty," and "Somebody's Baby" from the soundtrack for Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
RyanJShackle  5/29/2017
Jackson Martinez is a professional footballer who plays for Guangzhou Evergrande F.C. in the Chinese Super League.
AsianWaffles  3/21/2017
Okay, for starters my name is spelled Jaxon instead of Jackson, and guess what? I'm a girl! So people who think Jaxon is a disgusting name for a girl you are wrong. You said that if you name a girl Jaxon she will get bullied, well guess what? I haven't.
― Anonymous User  1/24/2017
This name is so overused! I know 4 Jacksons.
Luvbug86  9/19/2016
I hate this name for all genders. I feel like if you name your child this they will be a little snob. Plus the nickname Jack is hideous. I have no idea why it is so popular. No offense to any of you Jacksons out there, it's just my opinion.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2016
I know a girl named Mariah Anne Jackson, it is her second middle name. She has it because she was named after the Jacksons, but her brother was Anthony Joe Jackson, so I see it either way.
Eileen1209864  6/25/2016
It's a nice name, but it'd be even nicer if it wasn't so disgustingly common. Plus, this is the only decent spelling; Jaxson and Jaxon look tryndee and childish.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
This would be a very good name if the father is named Jack.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2016
This is Michael Jackson's surname obviously.
― Anonymous User  2/15/2016
If you name your kid this, he may be either a complete social reject or a famous singer/dancer.
JustBeingHonest  1/19/2016
My mother's maiden name was Jackson. She decided when she was in highschool that she would name her first child Jackson, whether it was a boy or a girl. I was born and she named me Jackson. Believe it or not, I am a girl. I am not a tomboy or masculine in any way. She never had a boy, but was able to continue her namesake.

Names do not have gender. Jackson is considered a boy's name throughout society, however, the people I have known for more than a couple months don't think of me as masculine or butch because of my name. I make my name define ME. The people I have known my entire life will often not believe me when I tell them Jackson is a boy's name. They will tell me it's a unisex name, that I don't have a boy's name. I do, and I'm proud of it. Name your kid whatever the heck you want, because they will make their name work for them and represent them. I love the name Jackson and am happy that I am able to have it as my name.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2015
Hate Jackson as a first name. Love it as a last name.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2015
I think the name Jackson is a nice name for a boy. While I like a lot of unisex names on girls, I find the name Jackson to be too masculine for a girl. The fact that it has both the names Jack and son in it, I do not think it sounds feminine at all. Further, it is used predominantly on boys.

Given the extremely small number of girls given this name, I think it is highly unlikely that it will even turn into the next Emerson (which is used mostly on girls), let alone Madison (which is used predominantly on girls). The only son names I like on girls are Madison, Addison, Allison, and Emerson. All four of those names are used mostly on girls in the US.
heatherfeather  7/10/2015
Jackson Wang is a member of the South Korean boy band Got7.
― Anonymous User  6/30/2015
Jackson is a very strong, solid and timeless boys name. And people, my god, just get over the fact that it's a surname as well. Sorry to rain on your parade but the name Jackson has been used as a given name for quite some time now. Likely, dating back hundreds of years. If not further. Using the name Jackson anywhere besides a surname is NOT a new trend. Where the hell have you been living; some isolated island? Using surnames as given names in fact is not a new trend. Many names you know now were probably once a surname only.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2015
I absolutely looove the name Jackson! It's so masculine, handsome and CUTE! ^___^
― Anonymous User  5/4/2015
My last name is Jackson but I will be married in Oct 2015 and new last name will become Parker. I am the last Jackson in my family. Because I am a girl there is no one to give the name to unless I hyphenate it and I don't care to do that. When I give birth to my first child, girl or boy, their first name will be Jackson. It makes me feel like my family name will live on. Most in my family don't care for it but guess what... frankly my dear... (you know the rest) LOL.
HarmonySweet1  4/29/2015
How big a jerk do you have to be to name your kid Jackson? (Or Jaxson, lol). First of all, surnames for first names are a stupid, stupid thing. Second, Jackson is just a dumb, dumb name, chosen by trashy parents with trashy children.
johann14  4/16/2015
That is a very ignorant statement. All parents with kids named Jackson are trashy jerks? All kids named Jackson are trashy? Seriously?
― Anonymous User  6/21/2020
Please please please don't name your sweet baby girl Jackson. It is about as feminine as naming her Fred- please don't do that to her. I really do love this name for a boy though. I am due in March and this name keeps coming to mind.
hlochart84  11/19/2014
I wish I could like this name. It seems like something I would normally like. I'm just a bit bored by it!
hattie98  3/24/2014
If a I meet another kid below the Mason Dixon line named "Jackson", I think I am going to puke... an OK name, but WAY overused... I live in VA, and my son has 4 Jackson's in his 3rd grade class...
wmchase65  6/27/2013
Eh. It's not as bad as some other surnames that were recently turned into first names, but its just gotten too trendy. I feel like I would appreciate it more if it weren't so popular, then It would seem more unique instead of just bland and unoriginal. I would never ever even think of it as a feminine name until it was mentioned in a few comments. That's absolutely unacceptable. I can't imagine a female Jackson over the age of seven. I just don't understand why people are using boys names on girls, there's so many beautiful girls names that have dropped in popularity because of all these masculine names! One last thing about this name: if you have to use it (which I advise against, but if you really love it who am I to tell you different) spell it right! There's so many different ways to spell this name but they all sound incredibly youthful and unintelligent. Jaxon, jaxson, jacksyn, Jacksin, jaxin, jaxyn, etc. Just no.
Oohvintage  6/6/2013
Jackson Rathbone is an American actor. He was born Monroe Jackson Rathbone V.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
I have a brother named Jackson, he was named so because it's a family name. I find the name strong for a young man and nice for a little boy.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2011
I do like this name, but it's way too popular to use. It's an absolutely /terrible/ name on females; it has both a masculine sound and meaning.
Black_X  9/23/2011
Well I have read the comments regarding naming your daughter Jackson, and they are ridiculous. My daughter's name is Jaxson and it’s the perfect name for her. Name your child what you feel. My husband and I knew we were naming our daughter Jaxson, before she was even conceived. We didn’t even consider it for a boy’s name. No one can tell you what to name you child; it’s just something you feel. My daughter is 2 and she already owns her name. She is independent, fun loving and if I must say beautiful.
JJG  7/1/2011
This is a very common last name, at least in the US. In my opinion, it just doesn't sound right as a first name.
kazoopilot  5/29/2011
I've always loved the name Jackson. But I hate how popular it's become recently, along with its "trendy" alternate spelling; Jaxon, Jacksyn, Jaxxson... Blech.
mrose19  5/11/2011
I agree with many of the posters above: Please Please PLEASE do NOT give this name to a girl. It's CLEARLY masculine, and it sounds hideous on a girl. No, giving a girl a masculine name is not unique or cute, it's extremely trendy, and even quite trashy. There are plenty of perfectly nice girl's names to choose from for your daughter, so why not choose one of them? Because I would hate to see this wonderful boy's name become the next Madison.
That being said, I love this name for a boy. It has a very nice sound-in fact, I think it sounds better than Jack, which to me has always seemed kind of dorky. Then there's also the fact that my best friend since I was little is named this. Someday, I may use this as a middle name on a son to honor him.
Nina.Matau  1/5/2011
Jackson Pollock was a famous American abstract expressionist painter.
Nerd  11/8/2010
This is my sweet little brother's name & it is sooo cute! It fits him perfectly=)
― Anonymous User  11/6/2010
Well I really love Michael Jackson he's truly incredible so every time I hear this name I will always think of him.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2010
Jackson is an absolutely beautiful name. I love it. Plan on naming a son of mine that. I agree, though, that it just doesn't fit for a girl. Jackson is too much a masculine name. It wouldn't work.
I also think it would work whether the person was five years old or thirty. It can be used on little kids and mature adults and still sounds fine.
MeMyselfAndEye  1/18/2010
I know both a girl and boy with this name.
The girl spells her name Jaksen, and I honestly think she's one of the only Jaksens in existence (possibly the only one). It's what I call her naturally now, but when I first met her, I thought it was her last name! (Which was also odd, because she's Hispanic.) I don't think the name is feminine at all.
The boy I knew (back in high school) fit this name very well, and made me really like it. (It also helped that he was both gorgeous *and* really nice!)
― Anonymous User  1/10/2010
How much you want to bet Jackson is going to become unisex. I HATE all these son names for girls! They are extremely popular.
Alora  1/3/2010
I actually like this name, despite the fact that it's so common in the United States and seems to remind everyone of Michael Jackson (I wonder why people don't seem to associate the name Michael with him like that, it was his first name after all). I would probably name my son Jack before I'd name him Jackson. Just imagine the teasing he'd have to endure if he'd have a friend named Michael?
McHobbit  10/28/2009
I'm a fan of unisex names, but Jackson is one name that I just cannot imagine on a girl.
McHobbit  10/24/2009
I don't really like this name. It's getting rather trendy, even though I admit it sounds more mature than Caleb or Elijah. It also makes me think of Wacko Jacko.
bananarama  9/18/2009
I normally dislike surnames used as forenames, but Jackson isn't so bad, since it sounds like more of a traditional name than, say, Campbell or Reagan. This is one name that should stay male. Neither part of it is remotely feminine; Jack is a diminutive of John, which is probably the most masculine name around, and the -son ending is obvious. The only feminine name ending in -son should be Al(l)ison!
Anyechka  8/24/2009
Jackson has always reminded me of Michael Jackson. It's not a bad thing to me because I am fan of his.
Disney2009  8/12/2009
Agh. I hate this name, even as a boy's name. And if your surname ends in -son it's just horrible. Jackson, Jayden, Johnson and other "cute" names like that are awful. But this doesn't mean that I'd hate a kid because his (or her name), so no need to take this personally.
― Anonymous User  7/7/2009
I don't think I'll ever be able to hear this name and not instantly think of Miley's tiny brother, Jackson, on the show Hannah Montana! haha.
KillYourEgo  6/12/2009
Jackson Rathbone plays Jasper Hale in the movie Twilight.
persephone1313  12/18/2008
Imagine twins called Jackson and Johnson. I prefer Johnson, as the sound is softer.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2008
Popp Montgomery and Adam Kaufman became the parents of a boy, Jackson Deveraux Kaufman, on 23th December, 2007 in Los Angeles.
Emilie007  9/3/2008
I always think of Jacksonville. Or Jackson, Mississippi. Or Michael Jackson, my favorite :). Or dogs! I've always liked this name for dogs. :)
Jesus_Freak  6/17/2008
I'm not sure why, but this always struck me as the sort of name high school dropouts with crappy jobs wind up choosing for their son. It's not a very sophisticated name. It's okay as a surname, but as a first name, it sounds rather trashy to me, even if it's actually more middle class. Some crazy people, who apparently take interesting drugs, have expressed interest in using this on a girl. Well, it will only sound somewhat acceptable on a little tomboy. On feminine girls, it would be awful. It wouldn't work on any women, now matter how masculine they are.
slight night shiver  4/24/2008
This is a surname. It sounds awful as a first name.
number1212  4/24/2008
The incredibly attractive Irish actor Cillian Murphy, played the part of "Jackson Rippner" in the film Red Eye. Ironically, the character turns out to be an assassin and jokes about the similarity between him and 'Jack the Ripper'.
Ligeia  1/3/2008
I think a set of twins named Jasmine (f) and Jackson (m) would be fun: Jazz and Jax!
leananshae  12/25/2007
Justin Chambers, who plays Alex Karev on Grey's Anatomy, has a son named Jackson.
Alissa_Blue  11/20/2007
My son's name is Jaxon, and yes it's considered a surname, there is nothing absurd about it being his first name. Honestly a lot of last names make the best first names. I.e. Carson, Preston, Harrison, Carter, and Connor just to name a few. Actualy my son's middle name is Elliot which is my maiden name, so my son has 3 LAST NAMES! How is that for unique?
jessday  10/8/2007
Please don't hurt your daughter by naming them this. It is best suited for boys.
CharlieRob  9/30/2007
Some people might not agree but I think that Jackson is a nice name for a girl. It's unique and not too girly.
aja3  8/2/2007
Personally, I think any first name that ends with 'son' should be a male name.
And Jackson is a nice alternative to Jack, even though Jack is already a nice name.
― Anonymous User  8/1/2007
Are you all crazy, people? Jackson is a surname and should not be used as a first name. It's just absurd. It's like naming a child Bush or Clinton.
angolmois  7/5/2007
I love it, but I'm not alone unfournately and it's getting too popular fast.
spaz123  6/30/2007
I'd hate to be the little girl who gets saddled with this name. Madison at least sounds a bit feminine, while Jackson seems very masculine to me. But anyway, I like it a lot for a boy. It's a family name of mine too so I have a legitimate claim to it.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
I have heard of girls being named Jackson, Jacksyn and Jaxon. Look at Madison or MadiSON. It is so popular for a girl now. I can see Jackson on a girl. I heard Mason or MaSON on a girl recently at the mall. I know a girl who plays softball named Carson or CarSON. To some people, it's cute and sporty. Some people just like to be different. No need to worry, there will only be a small minority of girls named Jackson or Jacksyn. Perhaps, they will get the nickname of Jackie or Jacki.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2007
Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, has a son named Jackson Slade, whom she refers to as "Slade".
nothingshortoftragic  4/1/2007
Jackson is the name of one of the characters in the show, Flight 29 Down.
Kelpie  2/6/2007
I love the name Jackson, it's Miley's broter on Hannah Montana. There isn't too many guys named this, so it's unique and just a great name all together. =]
amber monkey  1/20/2007
PLEASE, PLEASE don't name your daughter Jackson. I mean, just look at the name JackSON. And then all those guy Jacksons, will feel like girls and be teased, and it will be turned into a name like Ashley or Courtney, and it shouldn't. Don't make the name Jackson or Jack feminine, Just DON'T!
― Anonymous User  1/15/2007
I absolutely agree! The name Jackson should never be used as a girl's name. Good call annonymous user! On a girl it is disgusting but on a boy it is just beautiful.
maddy_01  1/15/2007
I think the name Jackson is very cute for a little boy!
Tito82  12/22/2006
I only know of one Jackson personally and it is spelt Jaxson. I do see a lot of 3 year olds right now with the name Jackson.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Andrew Jackson was an American President.
breakofday  12/21/2005
I like the name Jackson. In fact I don't think it would be bad for a girl! I think it is very catchy and very unique for a first name anyways.
cowgirl  12/19/2005
I've also see Jackson spelled Jaxson.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2005

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