Top 10 Most Popular Boy Names



The name Jackson has seen a significant uptick in popularity in part because of the last-name-as-a-first-name phenomenon (think: Tyler, Taylor, Carson and so on). Many famous people sport the surname, including Michael Jackson, Andrew Jackson and even Civil War general Stonewall Jackson (which might account for some of its popularity in the South). As an added bonus, Jackson is a cinch to spell and goes well with a lot of last names. Another Hebrew favorite, Jackson is similar to Mason in that its meaning is quite literal -- it means "son of Jack."