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.
For more on this name, 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 (#1852 out of 88799, 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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). This boy name was at the top of its popularity during 1970-1979 and is somewhat less popular today, 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)