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About the name Jack
The meaning of the name Jack: Diminutive Form Of John Or Jackson
The origin of the name Jack: English
Alternate spellings: Jac
People who like the name Jack also like:
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Notes:

Jack is a name with English origins. When derived from the name John, the meaning of the name Jack is God is Gracious. When short for Jackson, it means Son of Jack. Nicknames of the name Jack include Jay and J.J., but it is mostly considered a nickname in itself. Jac and Jak are alternate spellings of the name Jack.

Famous Jacks tend to actually have the first name John, such as President Jack (John Fitzgerald) Kennedy. Jack Nicholson is a famous actor, not to be confused with Jack Niklaus, the golfer. Jack Benny was a famous comedian and Jack Black is both a comedian and actor. Jack Dempsey was a famous boxer. Jack Kevorkian was a famous doctor who fought for the right to commit suicide. Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald, after the latter assassinated Jack Kennedy. The most infamous Jack is likely Jack the Ripper, who murdered several women in the year 1888.

Fictional Jacks include Jack Bauer from 24, Jack Harkness from Torchwood and Doctor Who, and Jack Hodgins, also known as Bones by the television show of the same name. We cannot forget Jack Tripper, who was played by John Ritter on one of the most famous seventies t.v. show, Three’s Company.        

People who like the name Jack tend to like names that are traditional and of British origins.

Jack Stats
On 9,800 BN name lists
Currently #27 on the BN charts
Currently #41 in U.S. births
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Songs about Jack
Black Jack Davey - Bob Dylan
Cadillac Jack Favor - Clint Black
Captain Jack - Billy Joel
Captain Jack - Captain Jack
Cousin Jack - Show of Hands
Egg Hit Jack Too - Grandaddy
Fiery Jack - The Fall
Half Jack - The Dresden Dolls
Happy Jack - The Who
Hey Jack Kerouac - 10,000 Maniacs
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
I am Jack's Smirking Revenge - I See Stars
Jack - Annie Gallup
Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
Jack and Jill - Andrew Calhoun
Jack and Tina - Morphine
Jack Can't Cook - Eddie From Ohio
Jack Frost and The Hooded Crow - Jethro Tull
Jack Gets Up - Leo Kottke
Jack Hammer - Odds
Jack Hinks - Great Big Sea
Jack Names the Planets - Ash
Jack of All Trades - Hot Water Music
Jack of Diamonds - Tarbox Ramblers
Jack of Fools - Ben Demerath
Jack of Speed - Steely Dan
Jack on Fire - The Gun Club, Blanche
Jack the Giant Killer - The Nields
Jack the Lion - Harvey Danger
Jack The Ripper - Deja Voodoo
Jack The Ripper - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Jack The Ripper - The Smiths
Jack The Ripper - The White Stripes
Jack The Stripper - Fairies Wear Boots - Black Sabbath
Jack's Crows - John Gorka
Jack's Tavern - Erica Wheeler
Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Mad Jack - The Chameleons
Medicine Jack - The Waterboys
Mr. Jack - System of a Down
My Name is Jack - Manfred Mann
Neal and Jack and Me - King Crimson
Sister Jack - Spoon
Smackwater Jack - Carole King
Thank You Jack White - The Flaming Lips
The House That Jack Built - Alan Price
Uncle Jack - Spirit