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Jack Stats
On 9,722 BN name lists
Currently #27 on the BN charts
Currently #40 in U.S. births
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:
Noah, Liam, Oliver, Henry, Benjamin, Ethan, William
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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.

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Songs about Jack

Black Jack Davey - Bob Dylan  iTunes

Cadillac Jack Favor - Clint Black  iTunes

Captain Jack - Billy Joel  iTunes

Captain Jack - Captain Jack  iTunes

Cousin Jack - Show of Hands  iTunes

Egg Hit Jack Too - Grandaddy  iTunes

Fiery Jack - The Fall  iTunes

Half Jack - The Dresden Dolls  iTunes

Happy Jack - The Who  iTunes

Hey Jack Kerouac - 10,000 Maniacs  iTunes

Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles  iTunes

I am Jack's Smirking Revenge - I See Stars  iTunes

Jack - Annie Gallup  iTunes

Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp  iTunes

Jack and Jill - Andrew Calhoun  iTunes

Jack and Tina - Morphine

Jack Can't Cook - Eddie From Ohio  iTunes

Jack Frost and The Hooded Crow - Jethro Tull  iTunes

Jack Gets Up - Leo Kottke  iTunes

Jack Hammer - Odds  iTunes

Jack Hinks - Great Big Sea  iTunes

Jack Names the Planets - Ash  iTunes

Jack of All Trades - Hot Water Music  iTunes

Jack of Diamonds - Tarbox Ramblers  iTunes

Jack of Fools - Ben Demerath

Jack of Speed - Steely Dan  iTunes

Jack on Fire - The Gun Club, Blanche  iTunes

Jack the Giant Killer - The Nields  iTunes

Jack the Lion - Harvey Danger  iTunes

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  iTunes

Jack's Tavern - Erica Wheeler

Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones  iTunes

Mad Jack - The Chameleons  iTunes

Medicine Jack - The Waterboys

Mr. Jack - System of a Down  iTunes

My Name is Jack - Manfred Mann  iTunes

Neal and Jack and Me - King Crimson

Sister Jack - Spoon  iTunes

Smackwater Jack - Carole King  iTunes

Thank You Jack White - The Flaming Lips  iTunes

The House That Jack Built - Alan Price  iTunes

Uncle Jack - Spirit  iTunes

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