Jack - boys name

Jack name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 100%

Jack name meaning:

The name Jack is derived from the Middle English name "Jankin," which is a diminutive form of the name John. John itself comes from the Hebrew name "Yochanan," meaning "God is gracious." Therefore, the name Jack can be seen as meaning "God is gracious" or "one who is blessed."

Jack is a popular name that has been used for centuries. It has a strong and masculine sound, which may contribute to its enduring popularity. The name is often associated with traits such as strength, resilience, and determination. Jack can also be seen as a friendly and approachable name, evoking a sense of familiarity and trust.

In popular culture, the name Jack has been used in various forms, such as Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Jack Ryan in Tom Clancy's novels, and Jack Dawson in the film Titanic. These characters often embody the qualities associated with the name Jack, such as bravery, resourcefulness, and charm. Overall, the name Jack carries a sense of resilience, strength, and the potential for greatness.

Origin: Hebrew

God is gracious.


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Related names

Jack , Jaxine, Jacca

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Overall UK ranking: 13 out of 4789

2847 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Jack

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Jack from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Jack in 2024