Jack was, until this year when he was unseated by Oliver, for years the Number 1 name in England and is firmly in the Top 50 here, having returned to the Top 100 in 1996. Jack is a durable, cheery everyman form of John, and has been chosen for their sons by dozens of celebs, such as Matt Lauer, Luke Perry, Meg Ryan and Kirk Cameron.
Familiar to all from earliest childhood via Jack and Jill, Jack Sprat, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Jack Horner et al, the name was so common in the Middle Ages that Jack became a generic term for a man.
The jaunty Scottish version is Jock.
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