Jack

Jack - A unique male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jack, meaning God is gracious, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #23. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jack and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jack? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jack. The baby boy name Jack was given to 7,877 baby boys in 2012, ranking #46 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 208 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jack peaked in popularity 89 years ago in 1929 on position 14.



Famous with this name

Jack Black
Jack Nicholson
Jack Reynor


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Jack is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jack is currently topping the baby name charts in South Dakota at position #8 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #106.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jack is where you live.


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Jack origin and meaning

Jack is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means God is gracious. To see famous people named Jack, pop culture references for the name Jack and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jack

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jack, sorted by popularity.

Joshua / Jose / Joe / Jesse / Jesus / Jay / Jake / Jessie / Jackie / Josiah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201246
201145
201045
200942
200839
200738
200636
200533
200442
200345
200244
200148
200046
199952
199861
199776
199689
1995110
1994127
1993142
1992155
1991166
1990166
1989179
1988169
1987163
1986175
1985175
1984174
1983172
1982166
1981166
1980159
1979160
1978155
1977149
1976151
1975142
1974148
1973138
1972142
1971133
1970129
1969122
1968109
1967112
1966106
1965104
196499
1963101
196298
196190
196085
195985
195880
195767
195666
195560
195457
195357
195252
195148
195048
194947
194843
194737
194635
194532
194429
194334
194234
194132
194029
193926
193825
193723
193620
193518
193417
193317
193217
193115
193014
192914
192815
192716
192616
192517
192417
192317
192218
192118
192020
191921
191821
191722
191626
191527
191427
191328
191228
191125
191023

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota8
Utah10
Minnesota12
Alaska14
North Dakota15
Wisconsin17
Massachusetts18
Colorado21
Maine21
Connecticut21
New Hampshire21
Iowa22
Nebraska27
Illinois29
Vermont29
Oregon30
New York32
Washington33
Wyoming35
New Jersey37
Kansas37
Michigan38
Missouri38
Rhode Island40
Pennsylvania41
Montana43
District of Columbia45
Ohio46
Idaho50
Louisiana54
California61
Indiana62
Virginia63
Oklahoma67
Delaware67
Nevada67
Arkansas68
Maryland68
Hawaii68
Kentucky69
Tennessee70
Arizona71
Florida71
North Carolina71
Georgia76
South Carolina87
Mississippi87
Texas90
Alabama93
New Mexico100
West Virginia106

Even more about Jack


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jack a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jack?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1929
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jack
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 208
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +7,877

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