Boy name origins & meanings
- Hebrew : The supplanter
- Hebrew : God's grace
Boy name variations
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.