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Pronunciation

ʤæk

Origin

English

Meaning

This fun little name is a big favorite for literary characters, not just in grown-up books, but in many fairy tales and nursery rhymes too! Just think 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'Little Jack Horner', which put a little boy named Jack at the center of his own bedtime story. The name is originally derived from Jankin, a medieval nickname for John, and all three mean 'grace'. Fresh, lively, contemporary and likeable, Jack has all the heritage and still feels modern.

Rank in the year 2015

Jack was ranked #56 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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