US Popularity:24
Other Origin(s):French, Hebrew, Latin, Celtic
Meaning:God is gracious; Supplanter; Holder of the heel
Jack is a masculine British name that may be a spin on the Old French name Jacques. This name came about in medieval England as a variation of John, meaning "God is gracious," and Jacob, meaning "supplanter," or "holder of the heel." Jack is a classic name that is also thought to have Celtic origins from the Ancient British Yakkios and the Welsh iach, meaning “healthy” and “strong,” making it an excellent choice for raising baby full of energy and vitality.

Famous People Named Jack

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  • Jack Black
  • Jack Dempsey
  • Jack Fisher
    Baseball Player
  • Jack Johnson
  • Jack Kerouac
  • Jack Kirby
    Artist, Author
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Jack White

Jack Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Jack is currently #49 on The Bump
Boy:Jack is currently #12 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Jack is currently #24 in U.S. births
Boy:Jack is currently #13 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 1
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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