What is the meaning of the name Jack?
The name Jack is primarily a male name of English origin that means God Is Gracious.
Originally a nickname for the given name John, it has now become a given name on its own. When short for Jackson, the name Jack it means Son of Jack/John. Nicknames of the name Jack include Jay and J.J. Jac and Jak are alternate spellings of the name Jack.
Famous Jacks tend to actually have the first name John, such as President 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 White is a famous musician. The "Jack in the Box" started as a (frightening) children's toy and is now the brand of an international chain of fast food restaurants.
Jack Ruby is the famous assassin of 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.
Many fictional protagonists are named Jack, including Jack Bauer from the television show, 24
, Jack Pearson from This is Us
, and Jack Tripper played by John Ritter, on the TV show, Three’s Company
. A jack is also a metal device used to lift an automobile in order to work on it or change a tire. In slang, when you are "jacked" you are in trouble or someone stole from you.
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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
Half Jack - The Dresden Dolls
Hey Jack Kerouac - 10,000 Maniacs
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
I am Jack's Smirking Revenge - I See Stars
Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
Jack and Jill - Andrew Calhoun
Jack Can't Cook - Eddie From Ohio
Jack Frost and The Hooded Crow - Jethro Tull
Jack Gets Up - Leo Kottke
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
Smackwater Jack - Carole King
Thank You Jack White - The Flaming Lips
The House That Jack Built - Alan Price