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Of English and/or French origin.

Originally a surname, meaning “son of Jack“.

It is connected with the name John, by association with the name Jack, deriving from Jackin.

Other forms of the name are Jaxson, Jaxon, Jax.

Famous bearers are Jackson Pollock, Jackson Browne, Jackson Hurst, Jackson Rathbone, Jackson Wang.

Jackson is a popular name in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Jackson Pollock was an influential abstract expressionist painter. He was known for his unique style of drip painting.

Ed Harris directed the biographical film “Pollock” in 2000 and received an Academy Award nomination for best actor for his role as Jackson Pollock.