Jackson, meaning “son of Jack,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are eager to please or outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Jackson.


Name: Jackson

Meaning: “Son of Jack” (see also: Jack)

Personality: Eager to Please, Outgoing

About This Name: Dogs with this name rarely meet a stranger. Singer Mariah Carey has a Jack Russell named Jackson, and Kylie and Kendall Jenner had an Australian Shepherd with this name. Actor Jackson Raine starred in Beastmaster, and actor Jackson Bostwick played Captain Marvel in the TV series Shazam!

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