Jack

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Gender: M Meaning of Jack: "God is gracious" Origin of Jack: English, diminutive of John Jack's Popularity in 2016: #38

Jack was, until 2011 when he was unseated by Oliver, for years the Number 1 name in England and hit Number 38 last year, 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.

How did John get to Jack? It went from John to Johnkin to Jankin to Jackin to Jack.

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.

Jack is still a recent favorite for novel, TV and movie characters, including "24" 's Jack Bauer, "Lost" 's Jack Shepard and "30 Rock" 's Jack Donaghy. Dads especially seem to like Jack.

Jack has been a top name across the English-speaking world, for well over a decade, and is currently still the Number 1 name in Scotland and Ireland.

The jaunty Scottish version is Jock.

Famous People Named Jack

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
James Andrew Innes "Jack" Dee, English stand-up comedian
Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall, English comedian and TV presenter
Jack Arthur Davenport, English actor
Jackson Frayn "Jack" Harries, English actor and vlogger
Jean-Louis Lebris "Jack" Kerouac, American novelist
John Griffith "Jack" London, American novelist
John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson, American actor
Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis), American musician of The White Stripes
Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black, American comedian and actor
John Hadley Nicanor "Jack" Hemingway, American writer; son of Ernest Hemingway
Jack French Kemp, U.S. Congressman from New York
Jacob Joachim "Jack" Klugman, American actor
Jack Ma (Yun), Chinese businessman of Alibaba
Jack Harold Paar, American TV personality
John Whitaker "Jack" Straw, English politician
John Randolph "Jack" Webb, American actor
Jack Wilson McConnell, Baron McConnell of Glenscorrodale, former First Minister of Scotland
John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon, American actor
John Bushnell "Jack" Hanna, American zookeeper and TV personality
John Joseph "Jack" Haley, American actor and comedian
Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel, American distiller of Jack Daniel's whiskey
Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky), American actor and comedian
Jack Palance (born Volodymyr Palahniuk), American actor
Peter John "Jack" Wagner, American actor
Jack William Nicklaus, American golfer
Jack Hody Johnson, American singer-songwriter
Jack Bassam Barakat, guitarist for All Time Low
Jack Steinberger, physicist and Nobel prize winner
Jack Antonoff, American musician
Jack Wilshere, British football Player
Jack Falahee, American actor
John Patrick "Jack" Douglass, American comedy vlogger
Jack Howard, British vlogger known as part of Jack and Dean
Jack Maynard, British vlogger
Jack Morris, American baseball player
Jack the Ripper, nickname for an anonymous English serial killer
Sean "Jack" McLoughlin, Irish YouTuber personality and gamer
Jack Avery, American pop singer
Jack Joseph Osbourne, American TV personality and son of Ozzy Osbourne
Jack Pratt, son of actors Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
John Christopher "Jack" Depp III, son of Johnny Depp
Jack Holden Marsden, son of actor James Marsden
Jack Gordon Cassidy, son of American actor Patrick Cassidy
Jack Haydon Langer Courteney, son of American actress A.J. Langer
Jack William Jones, son of Ethan & Casey Jones (a quintuplet)
Jack Montgomery McDermott (1998), son of Dean McDermott
Jack Leon Lynch (b. 2013), son of former Belgian professional tennis player Kim Clijsters
Jack Lion Hartzler (b. 2014), son of American singer/songwriter Amy Lee
Jack Steven Dunham (b. 2015), son of American comedian Jeff Dunham
Jack Evan Met, member of band AJR
Jack Oscar Statham (b. 2017), son of model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and actor Jason Statham

Pop Culture References for the name Jack

Jack Snyder, character on American soap opera "As The World Turns"
Jack Dawson, main character in the film "Titanic"
Jack Skellington, character in Disney's "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Captain Jack Sparrow, main character in the Pirates of the Caribbean series
Jack Kelly, main character in film and musical 'Newsies'
Jack Merridew, character in book/film "Lord of the Flies"
Jack Bauer, main character on TV's "24"
Jack Ryan, main character in novels by Tom Clancy
Jack Reacher, main character in novels by Lee Child
Handsome Jack, character in Borderlands series of games
Jonathan "Jack" West Junior, character novels by Matthew Reilly
Jack Aubrey, character the Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian and film "Master and Commander"
Jack Twist, a character in the 'House Of Night' series (PC Cast)
Jack Geller, Ross and Monica's father on TV's "Friends"
Jack Bing, son of Monica and Chandler on "Friends"
Jack Plumb, character in novel "The Nest"
Jack, pseudonym of the Narrator in book/film "Fight Club"
Jack Bell, character in film The Thin Red Line
Jack Burton, character in film Big Trouble in Little China
Jack Brooks, character in film Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
Jack Campbell, character from the film The Family Man
Jack Crawford, character in book/film The Silence of the Lambs
Jack Powell, character in film "Jack"
Jack Hammer and Jack Shipley, characters in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Jack Bristow, character on TV's "Alias"
Jack Carter, character on "Eureka"
Jack Cox, character on "Scrubs"
John Francis "Jack" Donaghy, character on "30 Rock"
Jack Montgomery, rugaru on TV's "Supernatural"
Jack, son of Kelly Cline and Lucifer on TV's "Supernatural"
Jack Frost, character in animated movie "Rise of the Guardians"
Jack Simpson, main character in G. A. Henty's, Facing Death
Jack Gallo, character on TV's "Just Shoot Me!"
Jack Harkness, character on TV's "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood"
Jack Harper, main character in film "Oblivion"
Jack Hodgins, character on "Bones"
Jack McFarland, character on TV's "Will and Grace"
Jack Malone, character on TV's "Without a Trace"
Jack Morgan, main character from the "Dragonback" series
Jack O'Neill, character in "Stargate"
Jack Sadelstein, character in movie "Jack and Jill"
Jack Shephard, character on TV's "Lost"
Jack Smith, main character from "The Magic Tree House" book series by Mary Pope Osborne
Jack Stanfield, character of the 2006 film "Firewall"
Jack Thompson, character from TV's "Agent Carter"
Jack Trainer, character of the 1988 film "Working Girl"
Jack Tripper, character on TV's "Three's Company"
Jack Twist, character in book/film Brokeback Mountain
Jack Torrance, character in book/film "The Shining"
Jack, character on children's TV series Jack's Big Music Show
Jack, a main character in the Canadian television series Rusty Rivets
Jack, main character in the animated TV series Samurai Jack
Jack, a front-loader from the TV series Thomas and Friends
Jack Bowser, character on TV's The Electric Company
Jack Branning, character on British soap EastEnders
Jack Colero, one of the main characters in The Nutshack
Jack Fenton, character on animated series Danny Phantom
Jack Hackett, character on TV's Father Ted
Jack Landors, Red SPD Ranger on TV's Power Rangers SPD
Jack O'Neill, main character in the TV series Stargate SG-1
Jack Spicer, character on TV's Xiaolin Showdown
Ultraman Jack, character in tokusatsu series The Return of Ultraman
Dr. Jack McAndrew, character on TV's Red Band Society
Jack, a main character in Ken Follett's "The Pillars of Earth"
Jack Daniels, brother of minor villain Xavier Daniels, in "One Tree Hill"
Jack Simon, Kensi's ex-fiancé in "NCIS: Los Angeles"
Jack McDermott, character on movie "The Dream Team"
Jack Zimmermann, character in webcomic "Check, Please!"
Jack Bunch, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Jack Porter, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Jack Johnson, six-year-old character on TV's "Black-ish"
DI Jack Robinson, character in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Jack Wilder, character in the movie "Now You See Me"
Jack Brewer, character from Disney XD's "Kickin' It"
Jack McPhee, character from "Dawson's Creek"
Jack Noir, character from webcomic "Homestuck"
Jack Ransone, character from "Sims" series
Jack, also known as Ace, a character from "Are you Alice?"
Jack/Subject Zero, female Character of the Mass Effect video game trilogy
"Jack and Sarah," 1995 film
Hit the Road Jack, song written by Percy Mayfield
"Jumping Jack Flash," song by the Rolling Stones
"Jack and Diane," song by John Cougar Mellencamp
"Jack Slade," 1952 western thriller
Jack and the Beanstalk, fairy tale
"Jack and Jill," a nursery rhyme
"Jack Be Nimble," a nursery rhyme
"Jack Sprat," a nursery rhyme
Little Jack Horner, a nursery rhyme
"Jack Goes Boating", 2010 film
Jack Carney, character in the film "Apartment Zero"
Jack 'Soldier: 76' Morrison, Character from the video game Overwatch Overwatch
Jack, a character from the game "Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2"
Jack Will, character in R. J. Palacio's "Wonder"
Jack Pearson, main character and father on TV's "This Is Us".
Jack Fletcher, main protagonist in the series " Young Samurai," by Chris Bradford.

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