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    Would you like to learn more about the popularity, history and meaning of the name Jack?

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    Popularity of the name Jack

    According to the Social Security Administration, Jack was the 11th most popular baby boy’s name in America in 2021 and 21st in 2020; the 19th in 2019; the 28th in 2018; 35nd in 2017, 38th in 2016, and 40th in 2015, so this great name has definitely moved up in popularity over the years! In fact, this wonderful name has been in the top 50 names since the year 2000!

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    History and meaning of the name Jack

    The name Jack is of English origin and is a derivative of the Hebrew name “John” and means “God’s Gracious Gift.” In Celtic literature, it also means “healthy, strong and full of vital energy.”

    The meaning of the name “Jack” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Jack, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you (at no additional charge)!

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    Famous People named Jack

    Famous people named Jack include iconic American actor Jack Nicholson (born April 22, 1937); comedic actor Jack Black (born August 28, 1969); and beloved 20th century comedian, Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987).

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    Your Jack

    Is your Jack a gracious gift from God? Of course he is! I really enjoy hearing about how well your loved ones really do reflect their names’ meanings.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the various art backgrounds and mat combinations shown here in this blog that go so well with this wonderful name! Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice.

    Thank you for reading my blog about Jack! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name that you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know if my poem for Jack matches your sweet child, or someone you know.

    Frequently asked questions about the name Jack (FAQ)

    How popular is the name Jack?

    Popularity: Jack has been a very popular name for the last 100 years. It ranked number 11 in 2021 for boys born in the United States. Nicknames: Jacke, Jacki, Jackie, Jacky, Jake, John.

    What does the name Jack stand for?

    The name Jack is of Hebrew origin and means “God’s gracious gift.” It derives from the name John, Jack became popular in the Middle Ages. Before landing on Jack, the name went from John to Johnkin to Jankin to Jackin, and shortened to “Jack.”

    When did the name Jack become popular?

    Jack was the Number 1 boy name in England for many years, until 2011 when he was unseated by Oliver, and is widely used in America as well, having returned to the Top 100 in 1996 and ranking as one of the most popular boy names starting with J.

    How many people are named Jack in the world?

    Jack was the 11th most popular boys name and 7203rd most popular girls name. In 2021 there were 9,504 baby boys and only 15 baby girls named Jack. 1 out of every 196 baby boys and 1 out of every 118,632 baby girls born in 2021 are named Jack.

    What is the personality of the name Jack?

    Jack is a name that evokes logical reasoning. Jacks are intelligent, intuitive, graceful, and even psychic. Interest in spirituality and mysticism is a strong possibility in their quest for truth.

    Is Jack a good name for a boy?

    A fairy tale regular and romance darling, Jack has been grabbing parents’ attention at an unprecedented rate. Boyish and brave, Jack is an old diminutive of the name John. Jack can also be a nickname for today’s boy name favorite Jackson or even Jackman.

    Is Jack a good name for a baby?

    Jack is a classic name that is also thought to have Celtic origins from the Ancient British Yakkios meaning “healthy” and “strong,” making it an excellent choice for raising a baby full of energy and vitality.

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.


    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

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