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Origin: Liberia
Region Origin: Western Africa

Jackson is a name of British origin, primarily meaning "son of Jack". The name is just as popular as a surname as it is as a given name, and some of its most famous bearers include President Andrew Jackson, iconic artist Jackson Pollock, and the capital city of Mississippi. The origin of the Jackson surname is most often thought to be English, with some believing it to have arisen in the borders between England and Scotland. It is a patronymic name, referring to the 'son of Jack/John'. In English Baby Names, the meaning of Jackson is "son of Jack", while in Scottish Baby Names, it means "God has been gracious; has shown favor," based on John or Jacques. The name has also become a common American surname.

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