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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JAYK
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Meaning & History

Medieval variant of JACK. It is also sometimes used as a short form of JACOB.
VariantsCoby, Jack, Jeb, Koby
DiminutiveJackie
Other Languages & CulturesDeshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Rashawn(African American) Gjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yahya, Yakub, Yaqoob, Yaqub, Yuhanna(Arabic) Hagop, Hakob, Hovhannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Ganix, Ion, Jakes, Jon, Iban(Basque) Ivan(Belarusian) Jacob, James, Jehohanan, Johanan, John(Biblical) Iakobos, Ioannes(Biblical Greek) Yaakov, Yehochanan, Yochanan(Biblical Hebrew) Iacobus, Iohannes(Biblical Latin) Yann(Breton) Ioan, Ivan, Yakov, Yoan(Bulgarian) Jaume, Joan, Jan, Jaumet(Catalan) Jago, Jowan(Cornish) Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Ivan, Jakov, Jakša(Croatian) Ivan, Jakub, Jan(Czech) Ivan, Jacob, Jakob, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Ib, Jeppe(Danish) Jacob, Jacobus, Jakob, Jan, Johan, Johannes, Sjaak, Cobus, Coos, Jaap, Kobe, Kobus, Koos, Sjakie(Dutch) Johano(Esperanto) Jaagup, Jaan, Johannes, Juhan, Jaak, Jaakob(Estonian) Jákup, Jóannes, Jóhannes, Jón(Faroese) Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Jaakko, Jaakob, Jaakoppi, Jaska(Finnish) Jaak(Flemish) Jacques, Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Jacky, Jeannot(French) Japik(Frisian) Iago, Xacobe, Xaime, Xoán(Galician) Iakob, Ioane, Ivane, Koba(Georgian) Jakob, Jan, Johann, Johannes, Jockel(German) Giannis, Iakovos, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis(Greek) Yakubu(Hausa) Iakopa, Keoni, Kimo(Hawaiian) Yaakov, Yakov, Yochanan, Akiba, Akiva(Hebrew) Iván, Jakab, János, Jákob(Hungarian) Jakob, Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón(Icelandic) Yohanes(Indonesian) Eoin, Séamus, Seán, Sean, Shamus, Shane, Sheamus, Séamas(Irish) Giacomo, Giovanni, Iacopo, Ivan, Ivano, Jacopo, Giacobbe, Lapo(Italian) Jacob(Jewish) Iacomus, Jacobus, Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) Jānis, Jēkabs(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Jokūbas, Jonas(Lithuanian) Ivan, Jakov, Jovan(Macedonian) Ean, Juan(Manx) Hemi(Maori) Hann, Jackin, Jan, Jankin, Jon(Medieval English) Jehan(Medieval French) Ivan, Jacob, Jakob, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Jone(Norwegian) Joan(Occitan) Yahya(Persian) Iwan, Jakub, Jan, Janusz, Kuba(Polish) Iago, Jaime, João, Jacó(Portuguese) Iacob, Ioan, Ion(Romanian) Ioann, Ivan, Yakov, Yasha(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Giuanne, Juanne(Sardinian) Eoin, Iain, Ian, Jock, Seoc, Seumas, Jockie, Jocky(Scottish) Ivan, Jakov, Jovan, Jakša(Serbian) Ivan, Jakub, Ján(Slovak) Ivan, Jakob, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Jaka, Jaša(Slovene) Jan(Sorbian) Iván, Jacobo, Jaime, Juan, Yago(Spanish) Ivan, Jacob, Jakob, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon(Swedish) Yahya, Yakup(Turkish) Ivan, Yakiv(Ukrainian) Evan, Iago, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn(Welsh)

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