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Jack Meaning


What does Jack mean?

The name Jack is of English origin.

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

Jack is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Jack.

The Given Name Jack

Originally a nickname for John, it is now also a popular name on its own.

It derives from the earlier Jakin a medieval nickname for John.

Jack is a diminutive of John. See John for further details.

Jack is good for parents who want a name that is elegant and simple.

Want to make this name more unique? Try spell it backwards.

Jack has no variant spellings.

Jack falls into the name categories classic, song.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Jack Adams, Jack Albertson, and Jack Benny.

Jack Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 28 in baby name popularity for boys with 8,834 occurrences. It ranked 11,771 in baby name popularity for girls with 8 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 35 in baby name popularity for boys with 8,454 occurrences. It ranked 11,028 in baby name popularity 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.

Jack Related Names

Jack is a diminutive of John.

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

Jack has the diminutive (nickname) Jackie.

Famous Jacks

  • Jack Adams ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Jack Albertson ~ Actor
  • Jack Benny ~ Actor
  • Jack Black ~ Actor
  • Jack Brabham ~ Driver
  • Jack Butler ~ Football Player
  • Jack Chesbro ~ Baseball Player
  • Jack Christiansen ~ Football Player
  • Jack Daniel ~ Business Mogul
  • Jack Darragh ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Jack Dawkins ~ Oliver Twist character
  • Jack Dempsey ~ Boxer
  • Jack Ham ~ Football Player
  • Jack Johnson ~ Boxer
  • Jack Kerouac ~ Writer
  • Jack Kilby ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 2000
  • Jack Klugman ~ Actor
  • Jack Lambert ~ Football Player
  • Jack Laviolette ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Jack Lemmon ~ Actor
  • Jack London ~ Writer
  • Jack Marshall ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Jack McCracken ~ Basketball Player
  • Jack Nicholson ~ Actor
  • Jack Nicklaus ~ Golf Player
  • Jack Palance ~ Actor
  • Jack Ruttan ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Jack Shepherd ~ Actor
  • Jack Skellington ~ The Nightmare Before Christmas character
  • Jack Sparrow ~ Pirates of the Caribbean character
  • Jack Spijkerman ~ Actor
  • Jack Steinberger ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1988
  • Jack Torrance ~ The Shining character
  • Jack Tramiel ~ Business Mogul
  • Jack Twyman ~ Basketball Player
  • Jack W. Szostak ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 2009
  • Jack Walker ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Jack White ~ Rock Musician
  • Jack Youngblood ~ Football Player

Jack Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Jack.

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Jack 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.