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What does Jack mean?

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.


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

Affiliated boy name: Jackson.

Jack has 47 more 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 and Zane.

Jack has 1 feminine form: Jaxine.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jackia, Jarck, ..

(female) Jaca, Jare, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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

Top 2000 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 (#1315), Iain, Ian (#77), Jackie (#1856), Jackson (#17), Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jacobi (#1221), Jacobo (#1765), Jacoby (#593), Jacque, Jacques, Jaime (#468), Jake (#190), Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob (#458), Jakub (#1623), James (#9), Jamey, Jamie (#786), Jan (#1787), Jay (#372), Jayme, Jean (#1063), Jeb, Jens, Jim, Joao, Jock, John (#26), Jon (#675), Juan (#98) and Zane (#224) are the popular related forms of Jack (#41 last year) 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 (#1157, 70.7%), with forms such as Jim becoming less trendy. James has historically been the top pick of parents, though Zane 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.