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.
Affiliated boy name: Jackson.
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▲.
1 feminine form: Jaxine.Creative forms:
(male) Jackia, Jarck, ..
(female) Jackya, Jaqui, .. Middle name pairings:
Jack Kaiden (J.K.), ..
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)
Jack reached its highest rank of #17 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #40 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Ean (#977 last year), Hans (#1411), Iain, Ian (#76), Jackie (#1725), Jackson (#17), Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jacobi (#1317), Jacobo, Jacoby (#655), Jacque, Jacques (#1713), Jaime (#485), Jake (#205), Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob (#523), Jakub (#1690), James (#7), Jamey, Jamie (#821), Jan (#1677), Jay (#394), Jayme, Jean (#1190), Jeb, Jens, Jim, Joao, Jock, John (#26), Jon (#737), Juan (#114) and Zane (#233) are the popular related forms of Jack (#40 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 (#1167, ▼71.5%), with forms such as Jim becoming less trendy. James has historically been the top pick of parents, though Ian has become popular as well over time.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.