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What does Jack mean?

Jack Pronunciation of Jack [jack] as a boys' name is pronounced jak. It is of Old English and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jack is "God is gracious; he who supplants". Name based on John (Hebrew), or Jacques, the French form of Jacob (Hebrew). The name has a rugged, down-to-earth aura. Jackie is used more for girls than for boys. Actors Jackie Gleason, Jack Nicholson, Jack Black; comedian Jack Benny; exercise guru Jack LaLanne. Also form of Jackson.

ASSOCIATED WITH old english, gracious, supplants (victory), earth, black (dark), guru (wise)


VARIANTS Jackie, Jackman, Jacko, Jacky, Jacq, Jacqin, Jak, Jaq

RELATIONS VIA JACKIE, JACOB, JACQUES, JOHN Ean, Hans, Iago, Iain, Ian, Jaap, Jackob, Jaco, Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacoby, Jacopo, Jacot, Jacque, Jago, Jaime, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakov, Jakub, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jan, Jancsi, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jay, Jayme, Jean, Jeb, Jens, Jian, Jim, Joao, Jock, Jocko, Jon, Jona, Juan, Vanek, Vanko, Zane


(male) Jali, Jarck, ..

(female) Jaqui, Jasa, ..

Jack Kaiden (J.K.), ..

How popular is Jack?

Jack is a very popular first name for males (#53 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2376 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Jack reached its highest rank of #17 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #40 presently. (2015 BIRTH Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jack name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jack outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Ean (#977 LAST YEAR), Hans (#1411), Iain, Ian (#76), Jackie (#1725), Jackson (#17), Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jacobi (#1317), Jacobo, Jacoby (#655), Jacque, Jacques (#1713), Jaime (#485), Jake (#205), Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob (#523), Jakub (#1690), James (#7), Jamey, Jamie (#821), Jan (#1677), Jay (#394), Jayme, Jean (#1190), Jeb, Jens, Jim, Joao, Jock, John (#26), Jon (#737), Juan (#114) and Zane (#233) are the popular related forms of Jack (#40) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Jack were at the top of their popularity in the 1880s (AVERAGE #1403) and are now significantly less widespread (#1167, 71.5%), with forms such as Jim becoming less trendy. James has historically been the top pick of parents, though Ian has become popular as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jack, Ean, Hans, Iain, Ian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jackie, Jackson, Jacky, Jacob, Jacobi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacobo, Jacoby, Jacque, Jacques, Jaime in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakub in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of James, Jamey, Jamie, Jan, Jay in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jayme, Jean, Jeb, Jens, Jim in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joao, Jock, John, Jon, Juan, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jack, Iain, Ian, Jackson, Jacob outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jake, Jakob, Jakub, James, Jamie outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jay, Jens, John, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Beck, Black, Buck, Dack, Dick, Heck, Ja-, Jacan, Jace, Jacen, Jacey, Jacy, Jada, Jade, Jae, Jael, Jagu, Jai, Jaice, Jair, Jame, Janak, Jano, Jarek, Jarl, Jary, Jase, Javi, Jax, Jayce, Jaye, Jazz, Jerack (see Jerrick), Jerk, Jorck, Lock, Luck, Mack, Mick, Nick, Rick, Rock, Tuck, Vick, Wick, Wyck and Zack. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jack.

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