• Gender: Male
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God Is Gracious

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 Ruby is the famous assassin of Lee Harvey Oswald, after the latter assassinated Jack Kennedy. Jack Nicholson is a famous actor, not to be confused with Jack Niklaus, the golfer. 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. A jack is also a metal device used to lift an automobile in order to work on it or change a tire.

Five famous people with the name Jack:

Jack Nicholson: An iconic American actor and filmmaker known for his versatile performances in films such as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "The Shining," and "As Good as It Gets." He has received numerous awards, including three Academy Awards.

Jack Johnson: A Hawaiian singer-songwriter and musician known for his laid-back acoustic sound and socially conscious lyrics. Some of his popular songs include "Banana Pancakes," "Better Together," and "Upside Down."

Jack Ma: A Chinese business magnate and co-founder of Alibaba Group, one of the world's largest e-commerce companies. Jack Ma has been a prominent figure in the tech industry and is known for his entrepreneurial success and philanthropic endeavors.

Jack Dorsey: An American entrepreneur and co-founder of Twitter, a popular social media platform, and Square, a mobile payments company. Jack Dorsey has played a significant role in shaping the landscape of social media and digital payments.

Jack Black: An American actor, comedian, and musician known for his energetic performances in both comedic and musical roles. He has appeared in films such as "School of Rock," "Nacho Libre," and the "Kung Fu Panda" series.

Five fictional characters with the name Jack:

Jack Sparrow: A fictional character from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series portrayed by Johnny Depp. Captain Jack Sparrow is a witty and eccentric pirate known for his unique mannerisms, cleverness, and love for adventure.

Jack Ryan: A fictional character created by author Tom Clancy, featured in a series of novels and portrayed in films and television series. Jack Ryan is a CIA analyst who becomes involved in various espionage and counterterrorism missions.

Jack Skellington: The main character in the animated film "The Nightmare Before Christmas" directed by Tim Burton. Jack Skellington is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who becomes intrigued by Christmas and attempts to bring his own twist to the holiday.

Jack Reacher: A fictional character created by author Lee Child, featured in a series of thriller novels. Jack Reacher is a former military police officer who travels the United States and becomes involved in solving crimes and fighting for justice.

Jack Torrance: A character from Stephen King's novel "The Shining" and the subsequent film adaptation directed by Stanley Kubrick. Jack Torrance is a struggling writer who becomes the winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel, where he descends into madness.

Different Spellings of the name Jack:


People who like the name Jack also like:

William, Benjamin, Henry, Owen, Ethan, Liam, Oliver, Charlotte, Lily, Ella, Ava, Violet, Grace, Olivia

Names like Jack:

Juke, Jase, Jace, Jasey, Jessa, Jaycee, Juji, Jaya, Ja, Jago, Joy, Jayesh, Jazz, Jaka, Jae, Jojo, Jacey, Jui, Jecca, Jacques, Jesus, Josea, Joss, Jessica, Joe, Ji, Ji-Yu, Jie, Jaysha, Josh

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Jack Francis Ringer - son of Aly Michalka and Stephen Ringer , born 2024
Jack Copper Facinelli - son of Peter Facinelli and Lily Harrison , born 2022
Jack Shulman - son of Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman , born 2020
Jack Matfin Bell - son of Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell , born 2013
Jack Oscar Miller - son of Eden Riegel and Andrew Miller , born 2011
Jack Alexander Stern - son of Lizzie Grubman and Chris Stern , born 2009
Jack Aston Thomas - son of Sophie Falkiner and Tony Thomas , born 2009
Jack Haydon Langer Courtenay - son of A.J. Langer and Charles, Lord Courtenay , born 2009
Jack Scott Ramsay - son of Gordon Ramsay and Tana Ramsay , born 2000
Finnian Jack Cosgrove - son of Daniel Cosgrove and Marie Cosgrove , born 2009
Tobin Jack Drury - son of Karolina Kurkova and Archie Drury , born 2009

Stats for the Name Jack

checkmark Jack is currently #33 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Jack is currently #14 in U.S. births

Songs about Jack

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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
Fiery Jack - The Fall
Half Jack - The Dresden Dolls
Happy Jack - The Who
Hey Jack Kerouac - 10,000 Maniacs
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
I am Jack's Smirking Revenge - I See Stars
Jack - Annie Gallup
Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
Jack and Jill - Andrew Calhoun
Jack and Tina - Morphine
Jack Can't Cook - Eddie From Ohio
Jack Frost and The Hooded Crow - Jethro Tull
Jack Gets Up - Leo Kottke
Jack Hammer - Odds
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
Sister Jack - Spoon
Smackwater Jack - Carole King
Thank You Jack White - The Flaming Lips
The House That Jack Built - Alan Price
Uncle Jack - Spirit
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