Meaning and Origin of: Jack

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : The supplanter
  • Hebrew : God's grace

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and English : from a Middle English personal name, Jakke, from Old French Jacques, the usual French form of Latin Jacobus, which is the source of both Jacob and James. As a family name in Britain, this is almost exclusively Scottish.
  • English and Welsh : from the same personal name as 1, taken as a pet form of John.
  • German (also Jäck) : from a short form of the personal name Jacob.
  • Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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