Name
JACK

Name JACK

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 1,025,898 births of Jack in the countries below, which represents an average of 7,381 births of children bearing the first name Jack per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 16,858 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Jack   
In Italiano Nome Jack   

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Information about the first name Jack

The first name Jack is listed in our categories :The first name Jack has been assigned to:
99.93% to boys
0.07% to girls
The country where the first name Jack is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 4 letters including 1 vowel and 3 consonants

Jack in Japanese *

Romajijakku
Katakanaジャック
Hiraganaじゃっく
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
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Jack in sign language

Jack in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Jack

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English Jankin, a popular pet form of John; rarely also an anglicized form of French Jacques (equivalent of Jacob and James). It can be also used as nickname for Jacob. Though the name was originally a pet form, it has become more of an independent name. Equivalent to John + -kin.
  • See also Middle French Hennequin, Jannequin and Middle Dutch Janneken.
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English jakke (“a term of familiarity or contempt; guy; a mechanical turnspit; a brass coin”), from the name Jack. See Jack.
Etymology src :
  • From the common name above.
Etymology src :
  • This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.
Etymology src :
  • French jaque, jacque, perhaps from the proper name Jacques. Compare jacquerie.
Etymology src :
  • From Portuguese jaca (“jackfruit”), from Malayalam ചക്ക (cakka).
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • jack (comparative more jack, superlative most jack)
  • (Australia) Tired, disillusioned; fed up (with). [from 19th c.]
  • 2006, Alexis Wright, Carpentaria, Giramondo 2012, p. 78:
  • In the end, black and white were both crawling on the ground in reconciliation. Both saying that they were plain jack of each other.
Etymology (Descendants) src :
  • → Danish: Jack
  • → Swedish: Jack
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • Jack (plural Jacks)
  • (informal) a placeholder or conventional name for any man, particularly a younger, lower-class man
  • (informal, archaic) a Jack Tar, a sailor
  • 1899, Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, section 1
  • When he went home on leave he rioted on a large scale—pompously. Jack ashore—with a difference—in externals only.
  • (informal, archaic) a Jack Rum, a soldier
  • A jacqueminot rose.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • jack (plural jacks)
  • (slang, baseball) A home run.
Etymology (Usage notes) src :
  • Despite being a common noun, the word is still treated as a name and capitalized as such. The name is most often used with a descriptive "surname", showing the type of lad intended.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • jack (plural jacks)
  • A coarse mediaeval coat of defence, especially one made of leather.
  • (Can we date this quote by Sir J. Harrington and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
  • Their horsemen are with jacks for most part clad.
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Jack (uncountable)
  • (slang) Jack Daniel's, a brand of American whiskey.
  • 2009, "Ke$ha" (Kesha Rose Sebert), Tik Tok (song)
  • Before I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • jack (plural jacks)
  • A jackfruit tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus).
Pronunciation src :
  • enPR: jăk, IPA(key): /dʒæk/
  • Rhymes: -æk
General
Noun src :
  • jack m (plural jacks)
  • jack (an electronic connector mounted on a surface)
  • (Brazil, slang) A rapist (specifically a male one)
SE Swedish
Etymology src :
  • From English Jack. First recorded as a Swedish name in 1883.
Proper noun src :
  • Jack c (genitive Jacks)
  • A male given name.
NL Dutch
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English jack.
DK Danish
Etymology src :
  • From English Jack.
Proper noun src :
  • Jack
  • A male given name.
 

Popularity of the name Jack

Number of JACK births per year

Total births of Jack by country

Births with the first name Jack
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2019
702,727
579
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2019
176,896
0
AUAustralia
1944 - 2019
51,388
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2019
20,960
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2018
20,202
0
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2019
15,900
0
FRFrance
1900 - 2019
14,078
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2019
5,074
0
SESweden
1998 - 2019
4,359
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2019
3,413
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2019
2,055
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2019
1,583
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
1,220
130
QCQuebec
1980 - 2019
1,071
3
NONorway
1945 - 2019
982
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2019
848
0
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2019
722
0
CHSwitzerland
1912 - 2019
683
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
326
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
279
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2019
169
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
111
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
93
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
32
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2019
15
0

Total births of Jack by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Jack
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2019
9,349
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2019
3,381
0
AUAustralia
2019
1,162
0
IEIreland
2019
677
0
ONOntario
2018
501
0
NLNetherlands
2019
333
0
SESweden
2019
305
0
NZNew Zealand
2019
251
0
ABAlberta
2019
198
0
BEBelgium
2019
197
0
BCBritish Columbia
2019
145
0
QCQuebec
2019
93
1
FRFrance
2019
70
0
NSNew Scotland
2019
52
0
CHSwitzerland
2019
36
0
BRBrazil
2010
22
3
DEGermany
2018
21
0
DKDenmark
2019
19
0
ITItaly
2018
17
0
ARArgentina
2015
8
0
NONorway
2019
8
0
ATAustria
2018
5
0
PLPoland
2019
3
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
1
0

Comments on the name Jack

Personalities with the first name Jack

There are 591 personalities with the first name Jack


Jack London
(John Griffith Chaney London) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Writer Poet War correspondent Journalist Travel writer Children's writer Novelist Science fiction writer Diarist Essayist Prosaist Autobiographer


Jack Kerouac
(Jean-Louis Lebris De Kérouac) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Writer Poet Novelist


Jack Black
(Thomas Jacob Black) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Actor Composer Singer Comedian Singer-songwriter Musician Guitarist Voice actor Film producer Music producer Television actor Film actor Youtuber


Jack Lemmon
src

United states of america
Actor Military officer Comedian Television presenter Character actor Stage actor Film director Television actor Film actor


Jack Kilby
src

United states of america
Photographer Engineer Computer scientist Physicist Inventor University teacher


Jack Wilshere
(Jack Andrew Garry Wilshere) src

United kingdom
Association football player


Jack Szostak
src

Canada United states of america Poland
Professor Biologist Biochemist Geneticist Molecular biologist


Jack Palance
src

United states of america
Stage actor Model Television actor Film actor Boxer


Jackie Robinson
(Jack Roosevelt Robinson) src

United states of america
Basketball coach Baseball player Athletics competitor


Will Poulter
(William Jack Poulter) src

United kingdom
Actor Comedian Stage actor Television actor Film actor



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Jack
Full list of personalities with the first name Jack

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Jack

There are 6092 actors and actresses with the first name Jack
Jack Beeston
Jack Bin
Jack Morrison Mccool
Jack Niccol
Jack Corbin
Jack O. Berglund
Jack Horan
Jack Downham
Jack Corcoran
Jack Hartman
Jack Scanlon
Jack Kaeding
Jack Hurst
Jack Ritter
Jack Bonner
Jack Daly
Jack Weber
Jack Sweeney
Jack Sweeney
Jack Rovello
Jack Mcelhone
Jack Gross
Jack Mcginn
Jack Sabato
Jack Blomberg
Jack Hurst
Jack Gleeson
Jack Coker
Jack Montgomery
Jack Reynor

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Jack
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Jack

Rankings of first name JACK by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#1IE Ireland2019
#1NS New Scotland2019
#2AU Australia2019
#4NZ New Zealand2019
#5AB Alberta2019
#8GB United Kingdom2019
#11ON Ontario2018
#13BC British Columbia2019
#19US United State of America2019
#31BE Belgium2019
#32NL Netherlands2019
#37SE Sweden2019
#83QC Quebec2019
#228CH Switzerland2019
#233DK Denmark2019
#364DE Germany2018
#375NO Norway2019
#460AR Argentina2015
#563PL Poland2019
#596IT Italy2018
#668FR France2019
#766AT Austria2018
#2501CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#2619BR Brazil2010
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#7568QC Quebec2019
#13281BR Brazil2010






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