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What does Jack mean?

Jack \j(a)-ck\ 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.


Jack has 8 variants: Jackie, Jackman, Jacko, Jacky, Jacq, Jacqin, Jak and Jaq.

For more information, see also the related boy name Jackson.

Jack has 44 more related variations via Jackie, Jacob, Jacques, John: Ean, Hans, Iago, Iain, Ian, Jaap, Jaco, Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacoby, Jacot, Jacque, Jago, Jaime, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakov, Jakub, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jan, Jancsi, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jay, Jayme, Jean, Jens, Jian, Jim, Joao, Jock, Jocko, Jon, Jona, Juan, Vanek, Vanko and Zane.

Jack has 1 feminine form: Jaxine.


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)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Jack for boys. Jack reached its highest rank of #17 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #41 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jack name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jack and related names. Ean (#997 last year), Hans, Iain, Ian (#77), Jackie, Jackson (#17), Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jacoby (#593), Jacques, Jaime (#468), Jake (#190), Jakob (#458), Jakub, James (#9), Jamey, Jamie (#786), Jan, Jay (#372), Jayme, Jean, Jens, Jim, John (#26), Jon (#675), Juan (#98) and Zane (#224) are the popular related forms of Jack (#41 last year) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4881%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3916%, down 19.8%), with forms such as Ean, Jamie, Jean, Jim and Jon becoming somewhat dated. The trendier boy names among these are Ian (#77), Jackson (#17), Jacob (#4), Jake (#190) and Zane (#224), with Jackson, Jacob and Jake going through a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ean, Hans, Ian, Jack, Jackie, Jackson, Jacky, Jacob, Jacoby, Jacques in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jaime, Jake, Jakob, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jan, Jay, Jayme, Jean in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jim, John, Jon, Juan, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Iain, Ian, Jack, 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 baby names are Dack, Jace, Jacey, Jacy, Jagu, Jaice, Jase, Jax, Jayce, Jazz, Mack and Zack. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jack.