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Meaning & History

Diminutive of JACK or JACQUELINE. A notable bearer was baseball player Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball.
VariantsJacqui, Jaci, Jacki, Jaki, Jakki
Masculine FormsJacob, James, Jaycob, Jaymes
Other Languages & CulturesDeshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Rashawn African American Gjon Albanian Yohannes Amharic Yahya, Yuhanna Arabic Hovhannes Armenian Xuan Asturian Ganix, Ion, Jon Basque Ivan Belarusian Jehohanan, Johanan, John Biblical Ioannes Biblical Greek Yehochanan, Yochanan Biblical Hebrew Iohannes Biblical Latin Yann Breton Ioan, Ivan, Yoan, Zhaklina Bulgarian Joan Catalan Jowan Cornish Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni Corsican Ivan, Žaklina Croatian Ivan, Jan Czech Ivan, Jacobine, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon Danish Jacoba, Jacobina, Jacobine, Jacomina, Jan, Johan, Johannes Dutch Johano Esperanto Jaan, Johannes, Juhan Estonian Jóannes, Jóhannes, Jón Faroese Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani Finnish Jacqueline, Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Jacquette French Xoán Galician Ioane, Ivane Georgian Jan, Johann, Johannes German Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis Greek Keoni Hawaiian Yochanan Hebrew Iván, János Hungarian Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón Icelandic Yohanes Indonesian Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane Irish Giacoma, Giacomina, Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano Italian Johannes, Joannes Late Roman Jānis Latvian Sjang, Sjeng Limburgish Jonas Lithuanian Ivan, Jovan, Zhaklina Macedonian Ean, Juan Manx Hann, Jackin, Jan, Jankin, Jon Medieval English Jehan Medieval French Ivan, Jacobine, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon Norwegian Joan Occitan Yahya Persian Iwan, Jan, Janusz, Żaklina Polish João Portuguese Jaqueline Portuguese (Brazilian) Ioan, Ion Romanian Ioann, Ivan Russian Juhán Sami Giuanne Sardinian Eoin, Iain, Ian, Jamesina, Jock, Seoc, Jockie, Jocky Scottish Ivan, Jovan, Žaklina Serbian Ivan, Ján Slovak Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan Slovene Jan Sorbian Iván, Juan Spanish Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon Swedish Yahya Turkish Ivan Ukrainian Evan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn Welsh

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Entry updated August 26, 2016   Contribute