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Origin & Meaning

The name Jack is of English origin.

The meaning of Jack is "G-d is gracious".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 41 in baby name popularity for boys with 8685 occurrences.  It ranked 11250 in popular baby names for girls with 9 occurrences. 

View the Jack Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Jack has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Jack to other names.


The name John, its variants and various language forms are all ultimately of Hebrew origin.

The name John itself is the English form of the Latin name Iohannes which in turn is derived from the New Testament Greek name Ioannes. The name Ioannes was a form of the Hebrew name Yochanan (יוֹחָנָן).

The name John is derived from the Hebrew elements yo an abbreviated form for the Name of the Lord and chanan meaning "grace or favor".

Besides many Biblical references, the name John has been frequently used by the royal families of Europe.

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Related Names

Jack is a diminutive (nickname) of John.

The names Jake, Jocjo, Jock, Seoc are all forms of Jack.

Other Tidbits

Jack falls into the name categories classic, song.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jack Nicholson, Jack Lemmon, Jack London, Jack Dempsey, Jack Nicklaus.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Jack in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Jack.

Just for fun, see the name Jack in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Jack in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.