Jack

Gender: Male
Origin: English
Meaning: God Is Gracious
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The name Jack means God Is Gracious and is of English origin. Jack is a name that's been used by parents who are considering baby names for boys.

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.

Variations of the name Jack: Jac
People who like the name Jack also like:
MaleJacob, Ethan, Benjamin, Oliver, Liam, Jackson, William
FemaleAva, Charlotte, Olivia, Grace, Emma, Ella, Lily
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Jack is currently #40 on the Baby Names popularity charts
Jack is currently #28 in U.S. births
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Black Jack Davey - Bob Dylan
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Cadillac Jack Favor - Clint Black
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Captain Jack - Billy Joel
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Captain Jack - Captain Jack
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Cousin Jack - Show of Hands
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Egg Hit Jack Too - Grandaddy
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Fiery Jack - The Fall
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Half Jack - The Dresden Dolls
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Happy Jack - The Who
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Hey Jack Kerouac - 10,000 Maniacs
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Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
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I am Jack's Smirking Revenge - I See Stars
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Jack - Annie Gallup
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Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
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Jack and Jill - Andrew Calhoun
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Jack and Tina - Morphine
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Jack Can't Cook - Eddie From Ohio
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Jack Frost and The Hooded Crow - Jethro Tull
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Jack Gets Up - Leo Kottke
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Jack Hammer - Odds
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Jack Hinks - Great Big Sea
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Jack Names the Planets - Ash
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Jack of All Trades - Hot Water Music
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Jack of Diamonds - Tarbox Ramblers
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Jack of Fools - Ben Demerath
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Jack of Speed - Steely Dan
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Jack on Fire - The Gun Club, Blanche
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Jack the Giant Killer - The Nields
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Jack the Lion - Harvey Danger
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Jack The Ripper - Deja Voodoo
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Jack The Ripper - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
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Jack The Ripper - The Smiths
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Jack The Ripper - The White Stripes
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Jack The Stripper - Fairies Wear Boots - Black Sabbath
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Jack's Crows - John Gorka
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Jack's Tavern - Erica Wheeler
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Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
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Mad Jack - The Chameleons
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Medicine Jack - The Waterboys
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Mr. Jack - System of a Down
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My Name is Jack - Manfred Mann
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Neal and Jack and Me - King Crimson
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Sister Jack - Spoon
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Smackwater Jack - Carole King
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Thank You Jack White - The Flaming Lips
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The House That Jack Built - Alan Price
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Uncle Jack - Spirit