What do you think of the name Jax? other suggestions?

i'm trying to find a boys' first name that isn't too common or classic, but also not too trendy either. is "Jax" somewhere in this category? or is it too weird? it'd probably be short for Jaxon. (only cuz spelling it as Jackson just makes it look like a last name)

do you have any other suggestions along these lines?

i used to like Jaden, but i've met more girls named that recently. i want to find a strong masculine name, like Jason, Jake or Max, just not as common.

thx in advance for your suggestions


hmmm yeah, just now realized that whole "Jax off" thing.... time to reconsider! haha although doesn't every boy commonly named Jack go through the same thing?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    My son is Jaxon and we call him Jax for short. I wanted it to look more like a first name and I didn't want him to be called Jack so we went with this spelling. Jaxx is actually a common name in other parts of the world. And people will find a way to make fun of ANY name so don't be too focused on that. unless it's something brutal like Milariya. (Yes, i actually came across someone with this name!!)

    Here's a list of my favorites along with their meaning:

    Beckett - English: "Beehive or bee cottage"

    Braeden - Irish: "descendant of Bradán"

    Brock - Celtic: "badger-like"

    Bryson - Welsh: "Son of Brice (Speckled)"

    Carter - English: "One who transports goods"

    Chase - French: "Huntsman"

    Christian - English: "Follower Of Christ"

    Colton - English: "Swarthy person"

    Deacon (DEE-ken) - Greek: "Servant / Messenger"

    Emerson - English: "Son of Emery (Work Ruler)"

    Graylee - English: "gray medow"

    Greeley - English: "gray medow"

    Greyson - English: "Son Of The Grey-haired Man"

    Jace - Greek: "Healer"

    Jameson (JAY-ma-sun) - English: "Son of James (he who supplants)"

    Jaxon - English: "God has been gracious, has shown favor."

    Keegan - Irish: "Small flame"

    Kellen - Gaelic: "Slender"

    Kingsley - English: "king's meadow"

    Layton - English: "Meadow settlement"

    Liam - Irish: "Strong-willed Warrior"

    Lincoln or Linkon- English: "From the lake colony"

    Madden - American: "Little Dog"

    Mason - French: "Stone Worker"

    Manning - English: "Son of the man"

    Nolan - Irish: "Descendent of the famous one; champion"

    Owen - Welsh: "desire born"

    Paxton - English: "Peace settlement"

    Porter - English: "doorkeeper"

    Preston - English: "Priest's town"

    Rowen - Gaelic: "Little red one"

    Rylan - English: "Land where rye is grown"

    Weston - English: "From the western town"

    Zyler - American: "Strong, Brave one in Battle"

    Zaylor - French: "To cut"


    Ash - Scandinavian: "Tree name: the Ash Tree"

    Beau or Bo - French: "Handsome"

    Blaise (BLAZE) - French: "Limping"

    Blake - English: "Pale Blond One Or Dark"

    Cale (Kayl) - English: "thin, slender"

    Cole - English: "Victory Of The People"

    Dean - English: "valley; church official"

    Duke - Latin: "Noble leader"

    Finn - Gaelic: "fair; from Finland"

    Grant - English: "Great"

    Graham - English: "gravel area; gray homestead"

    Greigh - English - "gray-haired"

    Jett - English: "Jet black"

    Jude - Hebrew: "The praised one"

    Kade - American: "Stout, Sturdy"

    Kane - Irish: "Little battler"

    Kai -Hawaiian: "Ocean"

    Leif (LAY-f) - Scandinavian: "Heir; Loved"

    Pace - Hebrew: "Passover"

    Pierce - English: "Rock"

    Pryce - French: "Prize"

    Reid - English: "Red headed"

    River - English: "Place in nature"

    Rhys (R-ee-ce) - Welsh: "Running"

    Ryder - English: "Horseman"

    Sheldon - English: "Protected hill; deep valley"

    Slade - English: "Valey"

    Sloan - Irish: "man of arms, warrior"

    Steel - English: "Hard/durable as steel"

    Sterling - English: "Little star - stellar"

    Stone - American: "Stone"

    Sawyer - English: "One who saws wood."

    Tucker - English: "Garment maker"

    Wyatt - English: "War Strength"

    Zane - American: "Beloved"

    If I had 3 boys they would be Jaxon Pierce, Lincoln Grant, & Greyson Beckett.

    Good Luck & God Bless! & CONGRATS!!!

    Source(s): Mama to 2 y/o Jaxon Pierce.
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  • sarno
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Names Like Jax

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  • Greer
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I like Jaxon as a full name for Jax

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jaxon is okay Jax as a nick name

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It sounds more like a sci-fi or video game character than a real-life person. I like Jackson and Jax could be a cute nickname for that, but Jaxon will only make people think he was raised by parents who don't know how to spell, which could cause prejudice against him.

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    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    People will make a lot of Jax Off jokes.

    Seriously, it will cause embarrassment for him.


    Yes, every guy with a name with a dirty pun in it goes through that. But that doesn't make it Ok or any less embarrassing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's not exactly common, but it's to trendy and not classic. To me I think of a dog with "Jax". Jaxon is to trendy of a spelling, Jackson is a better spelling to me. Jefferson. Jameson (one of my favorites)

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