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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 boy name Jackson.

There is 1 feminine form of Jack: Jaxine.

Jack is also pronounced similarly to Jake and Jock. Other suggested similar baby names are Dack, Jace, Jacey, Jaco, Jacy, Jago, Jagu, Jaice, Jase, Jax, Jayce, Jazz, Jocko, Mack and Zack.


Jack is a very popular first name for males (#53 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1852 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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