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What does Jackman mean?

Jackman Pronunciation of Jackman [jack-man] as a name for boys. Jackman means "God is gracious; he who supplants". Jackman is an alternate spelling of Jack (Old English, Hebrew): name based on John (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious, supplants (victory).


4 different relations via Jack: Jackie, Jacko, Jacky and Jacqin.

Creative forms:
(male) Jackan, Jackmal, ..

(female) Jackmani, Jackva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jackman Santos (J.S.), ..

How popular is Jackman?

Jackman is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#4560 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Jack (#40 the previous year), Jackie (#1725) and Jacky are the popular variation forms of Jackman (not ranked). Other variants, like Jacqin, are seldom used. These relations of Jackman were popular in the 1930s (average #339) and have become significantly less common since (#1255, 58%), with the form Jackie becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jack, Jackie, Jacky in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jack outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Brickman, Cadman, Carman, Dacian, Daman, Dayman, Eachan, Eaman, Eastman, Garman, Garrman (see Garman), Hackman, Hakan, Harkan, Harman, Hartman, Jacan, Jacen, Jachin, Jacian, Jackob, Jacksen, Jackson, Jacson, Jadrian, Jaelan, Jahan, Jahmal, Jakson, Jalan, Jamal, Jamar, Jamin, Jammal, Jamon, Janan, Jaquan, Jaran, Jarman, Jarmann (see Jarman), Jarran, Javan, Jayelan, Jaylan, Jerman, Kalman, Karman, Kaufman, Lachlan, Lachman, Naaman, Nachman, Naman, Parkman, Rayman, Salman, Tasman, Tazman, Wakeman and Zalman. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jackman.

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