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Jack meaning and name origin
Jack \j(a)-ck\ as a boy's name is pronounced jak. It is of Old English origin. Name based on John (Hebrew) "God is gracious", or Jacques, the French form of Jacob (Hebrew) "he who supplants". 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.
Jack has 8 variant forms: Jackie, Jackman, Jacko, Jacky, Jacq, Jacqin, Jak and Jaq.
For more information, see also the related name Jackson.
Baby names that sound like Jack are Jaco and Jock.
View a list of the 8 names that reference Jack.
Popularity of Jack
Jack is a very popular first name for men (#53 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1852 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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