Quick Facts on Jaxen
- American, English
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Son of Jack
Etymology & Historical Origin - Jaxen
Jaxen is a modern American respelling of the English surname Jackson, meaning, quite obviously, “son of Jack”. Jack is a diminutive of John stemming from the medieval nickname Jankin (later Jackin). Jack became such a popular form of John that it eventually morphed into an independently given name in its own right. In fact, Jack is the #1 most popular baby boy’s name in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. It’s the #2 name in England right behind Oliver. In the U.S. however, the surname Jackson is now preferred over the colloquial pet name Jack. Parents in the United Kingdom and Ireland don’t typically use surnames as forenames; rather, this is a trend you’ll find mainly in the United States, Canada and Australia (Jackson is a popular name in all of these countries). What’s furthermore characteristic of American parents (and, to a lesser extent, Australians and Canadians) is an idiosyncratic compulsion to change the spellings of popular names. Jackson has now been distorted into Jaxson, Jaxon and Jaxen.
Popularity of the Name Jaxen
Jaxen is the latest Jackson re-creation, and we’re not surprised to see these new spellings (as it’s such an American thing to do). Jackson is a hugely popular name in the country right now (#23 in 2011), and it’s the third most commonly used surname-turned-first-name (behind Mason and Logan). Jackson is even more popular than plain old Jack now. What’s remarkable, however, is that these cutesy respellings with the “x” are doing quite well (about 40% of the Jacksons being born are given one of these respelled versions). Jaxon is even a Top 100 and Jaxson is a Top 150. Jaxen only came onto the scene in 2009 so he’s had very little time to prove his endurance, and he’s currently the least preferred spelling of the name. Nonetheless, Jaxen is moving up the charts as more and more parents find this particular spelling appealing.
Popularity of the Boy Name Jaxen
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jaxen
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jaxen
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Popular Songs on Jaxen
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Jaxen
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Famous People Named Jaxen
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Children of Famous People Named Jaxen
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Jaxen - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Jaxen
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Jaxen