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What does Jock mean?

Jock Pronunciation of Jock [jock] as a boys' name. Variant of Jacob (Hebrew) "he who supplants" or John (Hebrew) "God is gracious". Also a slang term for Scotsman. In America it can a slightly derogatory term for an athlete. Sportsman Jock Whitney.

Associated with: supplants (victory), gracious.


Jock has 1 variant: Jocko.

Related boy name: Jacques.

29 more alternative forms via Jacob, John: Cob, Cobb, Cobi, Jaap, Jack, Jackie, Jacko, Jackob, Jacky, Jaco, Jago, Jake, Jan, Janek, Janko, Jay, Jean, Jeb, Jens, Jian, Jim, Joao, Johan, Johnn, Johon, Jon, Jona, Jovan and Juan.

Creative forms:
(male) Jous, Lick, ..

(female) Jocki, Joco, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jock Dimitri (J.D.), ..

How popular is Jock?

Jock is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#19272 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jock was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #1451 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jock name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Jacob (#4 in 2015), John (#26), Jack (#40), Juan (#114), Jake (#205), Jay (#394), Johan (#553), Jon (#737), Jovan (#1154), Jean (#1190), Jan (#1677), Jacques (#1713), Jackie (#1725), Jeb, Jacky, Jens, Jim and Joao are the popular variation forms of Jock appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Jian, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Jock was common in the 1880s (usage of 9.35%) and is now much reduced (usage 2.22%, down 76.2%), with forms such as Jackie becoming somewhat dated. Johan is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacques, Jake, Jan, Jay, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeb, Jens, Jim, Joao, Johan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Jon, Jovan, Juan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jack, Jacob, Jake, Jay, Jens outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johan, John outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jock is alike in pronunciation to Jacq, Jak and Jaq. Other recommended names are Beck, Brock, Buck, Crock, Dack, Dick, Enock, Heck, Jace, Jacy, Jerk, Jo, Joab, Job, Jobe, Joby, Jodi, Jody, Joe, Joed, Joel, Joey, Jonn, Joop, Joos, Jorck, Jorg, Jori, Jorn, Jory, Jose, Josh, Joss, Jove, Jovi, Krock, Lock, Luck, Mack, Mick, Nick, Rick, Rock, Tuck, Vick, Wick, Wyck and Zack. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jock.