What does Jack mean?
Jack /jack/ [1 syll.] 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.
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: Jackke, Jackmi, Jacksa. [more]
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)
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)
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%, ▼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)