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Short and simple, but cool and strong. All Jack’s I’ve met are good people, and one of my best friends are named Jack. Good name.
Jack is a classy, handsome name with a fun edge. Every Jack that I’ve met knows how to have a good time. Jack is a very cool name.
I love this name. There's something terrific about its simplicity and straightforwardness.
Cool name.
This name is pretty overused, but one of my favourite characters ever, Jack Walten has it. Jack Walten is one of the main characters of the Walten Files, a web horror series with a similar premise as FNAF.
I like this name (overused, though), but even though I do, I can't help but think of stuff like, "Somebody jacked up my computer!"
Very overused.
This is my name and I hate it. It's so common and I just wish my parents had thought of literally anything more interesting, it's not difficult to think of something better.
Jack is a meh name. It is good and bad.
This is my favorite boy's name- much better than Jackson in my opinion.
I do not like this name at all. This name is too general and trashy, only idiots name their children that name. I also don't like that it is connected to several bad words. All Jacks I have ever known are stupid idiots and total jerks. I hope I never meet another Jack in my life!
The name Jack is very annoying and every Jack I know is an idiot and a jerk. I wish this name never existed, I think that anybody who reads this comment understands what I mean.
Jack Ferver is an American actor, writer, professor, and choreographer.
Jack Shipley, a character in the Ace Attorney series.
This name is way too cool. I literally can't stop people from asking me out 24/7 all because of this name. I rate this name 4/10 since I'm always being asked out so much.
I love it, my favourite boy name ever.
I like the name Jack. It's simple, but not too simple. It sounds cool and lively. When I was little I wanted to have a boy and girl twins and name them Jack and Jill. Lol, I don't know if I would do that, now. I liked the nursery rhyme. Speaking on that, I know one Jack. He's a year older than me. He's always asked "Where's Jill?". I think the name Jack is way better than John. In English, John is THE MOST OVERUSED NAME, but I think it's also a good name. I prefer Jonathan to John, though. I also really like the name Jackson as well. Jackson is more trendy and common than Jack, though. I know of more people named Jackson than Jack.
Jumpin’ Jack Flash.
Jack is an awesome and nice name. I like it because the name makes me think of the toy Jack-in-a-Box and fairy tale story "Jack and the Beanstalk". However, I don't understand why it can be diminutive of John.
Cheeky and handsome, Jack is the quintessential fairy tale/epic kind of name!
Jack and The Beanstalk.
Jack Eyers is an English model who was the first amputee to be given the title, 'Mr England'.
Jack Stauber is my favorite musician! :]
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The name Jack is the most awesome name I have heard in my life! It sounds cool and is totally sic! I enjoy having this name!
You don't know Jack!
Just awful. So plain, so boring, feels like a nickname for some other name, but as a full name? I don't like it. Boring and just boring!
I like this name. I'm thinking about using it for a story I'm making. I have Jack as his nickname and John as his real name.
Really simple, unfussy name.
I've always had a gothic outlook on the name, due to Jack Skellington. Sexy name for me, personally.
Jack Black is a singer and guitarist of my favorite band "Tenacious D".
When I was little I thought this name was cool.. I don’t like it as much now.
JackSucksAtLife, a well known Youtuber.
Jack is a timeless, cool name.
Doesn't jump out at me to be honest, just a slightly less boring version of John.
I find the name Jack to be classic and endearing. The fairy tales and nursery rhymes with the name make it cute for a little boy. And characters like Jack from Titanic and Jack Bower from 24 make the name cool for a grown man. While I understand it can be popular, I personally don’t know many Jacks in my own life. (I’m in my 30s and in the USA, so take that for what it’s worth)
Eh, it's fine. Pretty good nickname for Jackson. Got overused as hell, though.
My real name is Jack and I think Jack is a great name for boys.
Better than John, but it's an 'average' name - it doesn't jump out at me yet you won't get bullied with this name as it's so called safe.
It seems boring as a single syllable name. Sort of like a placeholder.
The origin given is a frequent misunderstanding. This is the right etymology and history.Hebrew: Jacobus >>> Classical Latin "Jacobus" >>> French "Jacques" >>> English "Jack". The origin and history then is from Jacob (English)It is also equivalent to James and Jake.For interest: Jacobus (classic Latin) >>> Jacomus (modified late latin)>>> James. The standard translation of James into French is "Jacques". Which sounds like Jack if the pronunciation is anglicized.
I think it is possible that part of the reason Jack became common in England was through confusion with Jacques. However, that can't be the whole story because Jack is quite clearly used as a pet form of John, not James, in England. Is there any evidence that Jack was ever used as a pet form of James in medieval England? If not, then the derivation from Jackin/Jankin is surely also a part of the full history of this name.
Jack is the name of the leading male character in the film “Titanic,“ played by Leonardo DiCaprio. It is also the name of the leading male character in the film “One Fine Day,” played by George Clooney.
Jack Posobiec is a correspondent for One America News Network who also worked for the United States Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, China, and served in the Navy Reserve.
Better than John but still doesn't jump out at me and it is also very popular here in England. I would not use it for my son.
Jack Unterweger bore this name as a nickname for Johann. He was also called the Vienna Strangler.
I really like this name. It sounds great on all ages.
As a Jack myself, I know the name is very shifty indeed. I feel a sense of narcissism sometimes at the name as there are many brilliant Jacks but this of course also means I have the Jack legacy to live up to. It is a name that belongs to the infamous video game character Handsome Jack, but also many others.
Also a short form or diminutive of Jackson.
Jack O'Connell, not the actor, is an English football player of Sheffield United, and Jack Grealish, an English midfielder of Aston Villa.
C.S. Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia. The CS stood for Clive Staples. Lewis went by the name Jack.
The name is also cute because of all the fairy tales with this name (:
The name Jack is a nice name. It has a great meaning. It does mean attractive. Please don't judge me. And it should be a name for a very nice person. If you forgot to do your homework he's got your back. Hungry? He's got your back. You are being bullied he's got your back. Ready to smack those bullies across the face... It sounds like me whenever my friends need something. You don't understand a math question I got your back. If you're in the same grade as me. And if I learned that unit. If I was a male my name should be Jack! Lol. Kind of matches me. My friends and family think I'm attractive... The name reminds me of creepypasta... Don't judge me! I like horror.
My name is Jack and I am absolutely the GREATEST person I've ever met, so it must be the greatest name I've ever heard:)
Love this name for a boy.
Love this name for a boy.
Classic, common, but GREAT!
Jack is a name that has truly stood the test of time. Most very old names like John or James seem too boring to me. Jack, on the other hand, still sounds like a great name to me.
My name is Jack and I have a friend named Jack, we both love it.
Jacksepticeye, a very well know Youtuber.
Jack Malik is a character in the 2019 film Yesterday.
Amazing name - classic, strong, friendly, love it can’t go wrong.
Jack Burns is a character in Bumblebee (2018). Portrayed by John Cena.
Great name for a young boy and for a grown man. Much better than Jackson.
Jack William Jones is the son of Ethan and Casey Jones from the reality show “Quints by Surprise”.
Jack Hammer is a character in the video game Ace Attorney.
Jack is a very classic name in my opinion.
All I can think of when I hear this name is 'Hit the road Jack'.
In 2018, 5 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Jack who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 116th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
My name is Jack. I like my name and I think it is the best name ever.
My name is Jack. I like my name and I think it is the best name ever.
My boyfriend's name is Jack and I personally think it sounds strong, somewhat like a warrior. I love the name (and not just because of my boyfriend lol) but I do think it's pretty common. I'm really weird and I love names that nobody thinks of or names I make up on my own.
Jack is a character from the 2018 film Mary Poppins Returns. He was played by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
My name is Jack and I love it!
Jack Hammer from Rescue Heroes has this name.
In 2018, 5 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Jack who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 116th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
FLIPPING badass and iconic name! Way better than boring Jake and John. A short name with lots of personality!
What about the saying ”Jackass”? Yeah not so sure.
The fact that Jack Nicholson has this name just makes it more badass to me.
Famous bearer: Jack Torrance, the antagonist of the 1980 smash-hit horror film and novel, "The Shining".
Canadian politician:"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."
A great classic.
Classic, badass, masculine name. Jack is one cool guy!
Why is this a nickname for John?
There is a very, VERY funny Rugrats episode called Looking for Jack. I won’t spoil it.
Because of a friend I used to have named Jack, this was one of my favorite names. Very handsome.
Way too common, and must have at least 150 meanings.
Jack is a common nickname for John, with John being a very common name.
Jack is also becoming it's own given name, being given to tons of boys nowadays.I'm sorry, but I hate this name. It's so boring and plain. I'm sure there are some great Jacks out there, but I can't see myself liking this name. What's worse is that this name is getting extremely popular.
I really like Jack. I hate Jaxson and Jake though. I prefer Jaco though.
My name is Jack. I love it.
I've seen it used as a diminutive of James as well, although this is far less common, I believe.
This name is totally SAVAGE!
This is my nephew's name. He was born in 2015. It's such a strong and powerful name. He was named after "The Incredibles" movie because of Jack-Jack.
I like the name, but it is plain, and that ruins so many names. It is easy to spell and pronounce, but the plainness ruins it.
I named my son who is now 21, Jack. His real name is John but he came out looking more like a Jack. I think Jack is a cute name for a small child or an adult man. For a kid the names says "I am smart and perhaps more than a little mischievous." For a teen it can say, "I am the captain of all of the sports teams" or "I am the lovable nerd." For an adult it says, "Hey, you can trust me. I am fun, smart, a man's man and also good with the ladies. I am your best friend. I am every man. I am a great guy." My son only encountered one other Jack growing up who was a year older than he was. I think his biggest complaint is that teachers etc. who saw his official records would call him John for a few days until they got to know him better and realized he went by Jack. I personally like the name Jackson, which uses Jack for short but I hate the spelling Jaxon. I feel like this should be Jax for short, not Jack like many kids go by these days. I think Jaxon is really over used also. When my grandson, Lukas, was born there were six Jaxons born that same night. One was a set of twins, Jaxson (Jax) and Jillian (Jill).
I had a relative named Jack Askew. From the time he was in grade school, he'd consistently write his name 'Jackass Q'.
It's not a name to pick, it's too old for a little boy.
I like the name Jack. It's a little too popular for my tastes but it's a fine name nonetheless. I'd take Jack over a lot of common boys names these days however.
Jack means male donkey also. Think Jack ass.
In Italy we used the nickname Jack for the name Giacomo or Jacopo and never for the name Giovanni (John). My full name is Giacomo and my nickname is Jake but some people call me Jack. I believe that Jack is in origin an English version of the French name Jacques (James or Jacob). Also, in many other languages it's linked to my name; for example, in France Jacky is a very usual short form of Jacques and in Germany we found Jackel (or Jockel) used for the name Jakob. At Last: not all the Jacks are in origin Johns, but many of them are Jacobs (or Jameses).
Just as boring as John, except Jack is a tad more youthful sounding.
I love this name but the only downside of it is the terms "Jack off and "Jack ass" which are two VERY inappropriate terms.
I like Jack only as a nickname for John.
Really boring for a boy and horrible for a girl.
It would be cute on a girl. I like it for both. It is overused but for me it's a family name so I'd use it. It's not that boring. Most of the time I think when people choose a really popular name they don't really like it, try, or care but I legitamently do like this.
I believe this'd be a cool name for a girl.
Notable bearers of this name in the MCU:Jonathan "Jack" Murdock aka Battlin' Jack Murdock, boxer and father of Matthew "Matt" Murdock aka Daredevil
Jack Thompson, decorated American WWII veteran and SSR coworker of Peggy Carter
Jack Rollins, HYDRA operative and STRIKE team member under Brock Rumlow.
At least in the case of the fictional character Jonathan "Jack" Murdock aka Battlin' Jack Murdock (father of Matt Murdock aka Daredevil), it is a diminutive of Jonathan.
I've always been fairly annoyed with this being used as a nickname for John. Both names are the exact same in length so it really doesn't make sense why you would call your son Jack or Jackie instead of Johnny if your son's name is John. I know it's been that way for a while but Jack seems more like an independent name or a short form of Jackson.
Always thought I would marry a Jack. My great grandfather's name was Jack who fought in the war he came from Scotland. My father in law, a big strong burly man, his name was Jack. My husband idolized his father. Strict but fair. When he spoke everyone listened. I know Jack as the strong dad. Family man through and through., Jack and the beanstalk. Jack and Jill, Jack Nicholson. Very notable name. Also my husband's name isn't Jack, but as a little girl I would have this dream I would see the man I was gonna marry. Not his face always, just his legs and feet but I knew his name was Jack. I spent years looking for my Jack. Oh and don't forget Jack from the Titanic...
Jack Ü is an American DJ duo, side group and collaborative project, consisting of Skrillex and Diplo. An example of a song of theirs is "Where Are Ü Now" with Justin Bieber.
Jack O'Connell is an English actor. He played James Cook on the series Skins.
There are 30 Jacks in my school so it's very overused. Even without that, it makes me think of a car Jack, or a Jack in a box. Not to mention it sounds really stupid.
I think it's kind of short on its own but there is the nickname Jackie for it. Although I never understood how it can be a nickname for John since the length is the same.
This name summons up association of a rogue committing heroism and mischief. But that's because it's a very common name for a protagonist and people in general. There are less overplayed names that are just as good.
Jack Gleeson is an Irish actor best known for playing Joffrey Baratheon in the TV series Game of Thrones.
Jack Crawford is a character in the Hannibal Lecter books and movies.
An excellent name for a puppy, but a very unfortunate name for a child. If you must use it, use it as a nickname for 'John', as it was intended.
I do not know ANY Jacks. Of ANY age. Im 16. I don't know any younger Jacks and I don't know any older Jacks. I know one Jackson/Jaxon. But I don't count that as Jack. I love the name Jack. I think it's very handsome.
I have seen references to Jack Nicholson, he was born John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson.
A GREAT, cute name for a boy. :3.
I love the name Jack. It has a strong, handsome, personable, witty, and charming sound to it. If I ever have a son, that's what I'm going to name him! And it'll be his name, not a nickname--I would *NEVER* name my son John. John/Johnathan is one of the most plain, overused names out there. Jack has pop and dynamism, whereas John has flatness and mediocrity and is utterly forgettable. Jack began to develop into a first name in its own right during the middle ages, so it is silly to call Jack "only a nickname and not a real name" in the 21st century. And if you're sick of the name Jack, I'm sure someone is sick of your name. Get over it.
Everyone is saying how common this name is, but it was actually even more common in the 20's... So to the person who said it's only used as a full name in modern times, that's incorrect. I agree with this being common, but I was surprised to see it wasn't even in the top 20. William is number three currently, and I don't know any little boys named William. Same with Sophia, which is number one for girls. Weird.
Every third kid under 10 these days is named Jack, but I still like it. It sounds handsome and manly without being too macho. John is a family name, so I'd name a son John and call him Jack.
Soo common with little kids but I still like it, it's one of those "safe classic" names that are still common like Jacob or Michael, and sounds good as a nickname for John or as a name on its own :)
Jack Carter is the Sheriff in the Sci-fi series Eureka. He is portrayed by Colin Ferguson.
Jack Kerouac was a famous American novelist. He was born as Jean-Louis Kerouac in 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts.
To the one person who said Jack is a classy name, I agree with you on that, but if you are a nerd and your name is Jack, you are definitely NOT automatically cool. I think overall the name helps, but don't name your kid Jack just for the purpose of it giving them future respect. This is not necessarily true...
I really, really like this name. It is EXTREMELY overused, I know 4 Jacks in my PE class of 20, 2 different Jacks on my brother's basketball team, and 7 more in my math class (None are repeats, I swear.) Even still, I think it is a strong, powerful name and love talking to anybody with the name Jack. To me it signifies happiness, intelligence, hard-workingness and responsibility. It is a classic name that will never go out of style.
Jack Hamilton Bush (1909-1977) was one of Canada's leading abstract painters.
Also used as a diminutive for Jacob.
The current leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada is Jack Layton.
"Jack" is a very classy, masculine, and ageless name (as a diminutive of "John," certainly). It is one of the few (nick)names that does not necessarily point to a certain ethnicity, overly so (.. though, myself, I view it as Irish simply because I had Uncles who bore it).Be proud.
It is a really sexy name. And that is NOT a bad thing.
A famous bearer is Jack Barakat, lead guitarist of the pop-punk band All Time Low.
Whenever I think of the name Jack, I think of a crazy axe murderer running through the overlook hotel with intentions to kill his wife and son.
.____.Just me?
I disagree with the statement that Jack and John are and have long been considered separate names. Jack has always been the diminutive of John. Traditionally among English speaking people, Jack was not used as a proper given name, but only as a nickname. It has only been in this century that, usually through ignorance, boys have actually been named Jack instead of John. Even the famous Jack's that are sighted were not named Jack. Jack London's name was John. Jack Kerouac's name was Jean-Louis. Jack Nicholson, Jack Kennedy, Jack Lemmon, Jack Hawkins, Jack Lord, Jack Warden, and Jack Straw were all named John and most other famous Jacks were named Jacob or another given name. Even Jack Russell terriers are named for a man named John Russell. I believe it would be difficult to find anyone before the 20th century actually named Jack on their birth certificate. It simply wasn't done, just as you don't name someone Jim instead of James or Bob instead of Robert or Dick instead of Richard. It has only been during the last few decades that many people seem to have forgotten this custom. This was commonly known by English speaking people and is still quite commonly known, even in popular culture. For instance in the film "Scent of a Woman" Al Pacino makes a joke that he knows Jack Daniels so well he calls him John, indicating a reverse formalizing of the commonly known nick name. This did not need explaining in the film, it was understood. Jack is commonly used in nursery rhymes and old slang because it is the informal, familiar version of John, one of the most common names in the English language throughout history. [noted -ed]
The main protagonist of The Pillars of the Earth (both a book and a mini-series) is called Jack Jackson (in the series played by Eddie Redmayne).
This is my brother's name. I always thought it sounded kind of dorky.
I adore this name! Cute on a little boy but you can picture it on an old man!
Jack Black, a comedian/actor.
Oh, how I wish this name wasn't so popular in the UK! I've just counted, and I know at least 11 Jacks. Darn.
I wouldn't name my kid Jack because, as you can see from the other comments, Hollywood has totally tried to sexy it up. In the past 15 years, every other leading man is named Jack. I immediately think of a clenched-jawed tough-but-pretty boy in some sort of love triangle. Shame, otherwise it's a really cool name.
I think this name is alright, but I'm not too mad on it. For me, it has a strong affiliation with the Jack-in-the-box wind-up toys, or a bit of a "Jack the lad", so for me the name conjures up images of the bearer either being a complete nutter or somebody who sleeps around a lot and is generally a bit of a cad, so for me, this name is alright, but it sounds a bit cheap and overused. :\
Jack is one of the quire boys/hunters in "Lord of the Flies".
Jack in the Green is a figure from traditional May Day celebrations who is covered in garlands. He is a trickster figure, sometimes identified as the mysterious Green Man who embodies the spirit of the woods cf Puck, Robin Hood etc.I think Jack is the most perfect name for a boy - short, simple and masculine, but with layers of meaning and associations. But maybe that's because my Uncle Jack is my favorite relative.
This name has a great sound to it.
Yes, it is a very common name, plus it is used in a lot of nursery rhymes. I personally don't mind that it's a nickname. Naming your son John and calling him Jack? Wouldn't work these days. John and Jack are two different names these days, plus I prefer when children are called by their given name at least by their parents.
I really like the name Jack. And I don't think it is overused. In fact, it should be used more often!
Something about this common name seems to fascinate people. The name itself is a "Jack of All Trades"- it is extremely versatile. It has a rather sharp end. Jack is used quite a lot, but it still is a good hearty name.
In the 1991 movie, Hook, Peter Pan's son's name was Jack.
Jack is the main character of the critically acclaimed first person shooter Bioshock.
My brother's name is Jack, and he's pretty awesome. So what if it's a little popular? At least he's not swimming among all the Jacobs out there. I only know a few other Jacks, but I think it's still a good name for a little kid and for an adult.
Jack can also be spelt Jak.
There is a character called Jack Spicer in a cartoon called Xiaolin Showdown.
Jack Spicer was also a poet who died in 1965.
Of all the many Jacks, my favorite is Jack Sawyer of Stephen King and Peter Straub's 1984 novel The Talisman.
I have met five Jacks. Far overused - the Jacks at karate class make up a good third of the class!
In the hit TV show 'Scrubs', character Perry Cox convinces his ex-wife to name their son Jack, since he dislikes the name she has come up with, Quinn, to honour her father. He thinks that Jack is a manly name, unlike Quinn.
I hate this name. It sounds ugly, and is a prefix for several vulgar words. It's also massively overused, especially in the UK and Australia.
Billy Boyd, best known for his roll as Pippin in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, is father of Jack William Boyd.
I love this name. I also love the history of it. It was very popular in the middle ages. Also popular in fairy tales and nursery rhymes. How sweet is that. So it has a soft side to it and yet a manly side to it. Which makes this name a joy. I truly like this name. Maybe I will consider it someday if I have a son. Despite popularity of the name it is a classic name and not a trendy one. Thankfully for that. There is a difference between popular and trendy. I don't mind using a popular name. I don't care for trendy or kre8tive names. Jack is a classic. It a historical name. It is also a variant of John, Jake and Jacob. So it would be a great way to honor those names.
Well, despite being commonly used in certain expressions, like ''Jack of all trades, master of none'' and ''you don't know Jack s**t'', and despite the expression ''Jack off'', this is a pretty safe name, being so common and traditional and all. It's not the most pleasant-sounding name, but neither is it ugly. The name should be fairly unproblematic, as long as the surname isn't Hoff, ha ha. But the name is far too common by all means.
My husband's name is Jack and he's always liked the name. He says he's glad it's not John. I personally love the name, having only heard the name Jack from people on TV, radio etc. And I hate when someone places comments here saying not to name your kid this name. What do you care?
Maybe this name is overused in the UK in certain age groups, but in the US I have never met a single person of any generation named or called Jack. Johnny or J are more common nicknames for John, or it's just a nickname for any guy, like Buddy or Joe.
Author C. S. Lewis went by this name. At the age of four, he declared that he would henceforth be known as Jack.
Jack is a nickname, not a real name. Upper middle class trash name their kids Jack because they think it has a tough, working class feel that will somehow offset the child's effete, pampered reality. Crappy name.
Jack is the name of Chandler and Monica's adopted twin son in the TV series Friends. The other twin was called Erica.
This name is soooooooo boring, and all the people who say that they don't know a single Jack are going to name their son Jack and then their son will be called for example Jack B., Jack L., etc.
Ewwww! I hate this name. It sounds like Jack-off.
I am a teacher and believe me Jack is overused. I teach in a school in a large city in the southeast - kindergarten through 8th grade. We have 15 Jacks in our school alone (so obviously some multiple Jacks in a class) and when I am out in public I am constantly hearing that name being yelled/called by parents. It is a nice, classic name with a good sound. But enough is enough. I agree with a previous poster that I wouldn't want my son to be known as Jack M. or Jack B. in his class of Jacks. I always laugh to myself when someone tells me they are naming their son Jack because "it is just so unique and different". And believe me I have had people tell me that. I hope they aren't disappointed when the name continues climbing up the top 100 names chart. But if one doesn't care about how popular a name is- then I think this is a great name.
Jack can also be short for Jackson. I personally like Jackson better, but I like Jack too.
A famous bearer of the name Jack is the character Jack Mercer, from Four Brothers, played by Garrett Hedlund. He is emotional, and an aspiring artist. I personally love the name Jack. It sounds masculine, yet soft at the same time. So many cool people have this name. The only things marring it are that it is a bit common, and there's this jerk at my school who's nickname is Jack. I would love to meet someone nicer with that name, though.
I love this name, it sounds realy cool and when he's still small, you could call a Jack Jackie or something. I would love to be able to use this name for a son someday.
I like it, for boys or girls. Nice, simple, brilliant.
Jack is not over-used. I don't know a single Jack, no matter in what age group. I love this name though. It's such a cool name for a boy.
The British flag is called the Union Jack.
Boring, Boring, Boring, chosen by people who can't think of anything better due to lack of imagination, boys called Jack will meet about 50 others when they start school.
I know lots of Jacks but despite this I don't think that it's common anyway. I think it's sexy.
Academy-Award winning actor Jack Lemmon (1925-2001) is a famous bearer of this name. He was born John Uhler Lemmon III.
I like this name. Simple, and I can see it used for a heroic person. Like that dude from 24.
Too common too simple too boring. Don't use it.
While I admit that Jack is becoming very common in the younger age group (there are two in my son's kindergarten class of 26) I still love, love, love it! I think it's becoming so common because it is such an awesome nickname for so many other names as well as good alone: Jackson, Jonathan, John, one of my son's friends is named Jacques after his father and called Jack and my daughter has a classmate named Jason after his father who is called Jack as well.
Awesome name but WAY too popular in the UK. If I were to use it I would actually use John as the proper name on the birth certificate but use Jack as a nickname almost all the time.
Jack White! Guitar god of The White Stripes. Personally, I love this name.
I'm a girl and I used to tell people that my name was Jack because that's what my family called me. (short for Jaclyn) They would think I was very weird and tell me that it was a boys name. To me, that made it even better. I guess you could say I don't like being 'normal'. Hah. Anyway, I love the name Jack. I guess it stems from my adoration of Jack Skellington. It always gives off a cool energy from whoever is named it.
Ugly, Ugly, Ugly. Don't name a kid this, and if you do at least name it John!
Wasn't there a Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel, London 1888ish?
I think that this name is ridiculously popular. Parents should avoid this name I think as many of their fellow classmtes are probably going to be called this.
Jack is really nice name, strong, handsome and nice-sounding, unlike John or Jacob or Jake etc. I wouldn't name my son Jack, but when I write my stories, there usually is at least one Jack in each story.
Great name! My uncle is named Jack, my grandpa is John and my sister and grandma are both Jackies so I don't know if I'd ever use it, but it's a really nice name for a boy.
Jack is a earth based character on the manga/anime seires Mar or Marchen Awakens Romance.
Country music singer Jack Ingram is singer of "Love You" and "Lips of an Angel".
One of the main male characters in Will & Grace is named Jack. I can't believe no-one has mentioned that yet!
I love the name Jack. This is my grandfather's nickname. It makes me think of someone handsome and adventurous, like Jack Ryan from the books by Tom Clancy. And to the adventurous part but not the handsome part, Jack Bauer.
I like the name Jack, and actually don't know ANYONE with this name.
I have to say that Jack being used as a nickname for John is completely counterintuitive but I love the name. I've only ever known one Jack but, to me, the name fits a fun, good-humored guy who gets things done.
I love the name Jack. It was both my husband's and my grandfather's name/nickname. It's classic, strong, masculine, and easy to say. I named my 3 year old Jack and I LOVE it. He is big, strong, smart, handsome and charming- Jack is the perfect name.I was disappointed to see it climb the charts after we had our son (in 2003 it wasn't as popular). We don't know any other Jacks at this point - maybe we are a year ahead of the surge.
Jack L. Chalker, author of over 50 science fiction books.
Scary though. Makes me think of Jack the Ripper.
Sounds kinda hot, in my opinion.
I love this name! It seems like one of those few names out there that will grow with the person. Jack is an adorable baby name, will be fine through his childhood, and turns into a strong name for a grown and married man. ♥
This name IS overused. At least it is for babies and grandfathers. To posters that say, "it's not overused, I don't know any Jacks!": well, maybe not over-used in YOUR age group. But this name is extremely popular right now. It's a great name though, timeless and classic. If it weren't so popular, I would use it. But I don't want my child to be known as "Jack M."
As popular as the name Jack has always been I would not say that it is over used at all and I can honestly say that I have never met a Jack in my life. It is having a burst of popularity thanks to recent films but it was still only 34th in 06' so although it isn't over the top and weird I would still say that it is unique and timeless, it screams sophistication and approachability. I love this name, it just works.
Titanic! Obviously. Beautiful, simple name. Hardly over-used at all.
Originally I hated Jack because of the nickname associated with John and knowing someone who was called that. But with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean and the introduction of Captain Jack Sparrow, Jack has begun to grow on me. Now I'm actually starting to possibly love it.
Jack Twist is Jake Gyllenhaal's character in Brokeback Mountain. As his lover's wife says, "Jack Twist? Jack Nasty! You didn't go up there to fish!"
I happen to adore this name. It isn't common, but it's a common name; incredibly fabulous. A famous bearer of this would have to be Jack Fairy, the original glam rocker in Velvet Goldmine. Of course, now all the good parents are going to be shocked, but whatever, I'm a novelist.
Jack Andrew is the son of Joan Lunden and Jeff Konigsberg, he is also the twin brother of Kimberly Elise.
I really like this name, although it strikes me as a little odd for a first name sometimes. It seems to work insanely well for a middle name all the time. It also happens to be my nickname.
This is also a slang term, mostly used when describing an act performed by males, normally 13-23 in age.
I think it's a plain name. And way too overused.
This is one of the few "older names" that I think hasn't lost its touch. It's not like a John or a Joe. It's a great name.
I always thought this was the coolest name for a boy. Even if he was a nerd, you can't help but be cool with a name like Jack. Too bad my husband's name is Sparrow.
I absolutely love this name. If I had a son I would name him Jack. It's short and simple but it still sounds cool and tasteful. You don't get that with a name like Bob, Joe or Todd. Jack is also a bit romantic from a woman's point of view, I think.
Jack Shephard is the main character in the great tv show 'Lost'.
Richard Dean Anderson played Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1.
There is a kind of cheese called Monterrey Jack cheese, and another called Colby-Jack cheese (that one is a combination of Monterrey Jack and Colby cheeses), and a third called Pepper Jack cheese (that one is Monterrey Jack with pepper pieces in it).
I agree with everyone that says this name is used too much! Really do think before you name your kids. It gets kind of annoying when someone is screaming your name down the hall but they are actually talking to someone else. This is what comes when you have a popular name. This was the 34th most popular name of 2005. Even if you don't know many Jacks now, it's getting more popular and there will be a lot of Jacks in the years to come. And what's up with everyone giving their kids nicknames? Jack was used as a nickname for John. Please name your child John and call him Jack! Then he can decide if he wants to be called Jack or John. If you name your kid Jack you have already given him the nickname, there would be no point in calling him John. And as for the personalitys that come with this name. The Jacks that I have met all had the "I'm better than you are" kind of attitude. I don't think they would have the same attitude if their names were Bob.
That comment about personalities, Mr./Miss Anonymous, is totally unfounded and stupid. Come on. Like the difference between Jack and Bob determines someone's attitude towards anyone else or anything else? I hardly think so. Jack is just as normal as Bob, and I really don't see where you get that idea from. I don't think names determine personalities.
In Pirates of the Carribean, the little monkey is named Jack. :D.
Jack Napier was the original name of the arch-villain the Joker in DC Comics' 'Batman' series.
Jack is an adorable name! And is certain to be hot later on in his teen-age years.
John F. Kennedy was nicknamed Jack.
Jack Harkness from the 2005 season of "Doctor Who" and the spin-off, "Torchwood."
Michael W. Smith played Jack in The Tribe. ;)
This is one of the hottest names out there for a guy.
Famous bearer is Jack Nicholson, an Academy Award-winning American actor.
A "famous" bearer of this incredible name is that of Jack Dawson, the character in the award-winning Titanic, played by Leonardo DiCapreo!
Ozzy Osbourne's son's name is Jack.
Jack Johnson is surfer and musician.
I think Jack is wonderful name for a boy, if a bit overused. If I have a son someday, his name will be Jack.
In South Australia, during the mid 19th century, most Cornish men were called "Cousin Jack" because there were so many Cornish people who migrated there.
If you're thinking about calling your son Jack then please don't. It is so overused and I'm sick of hearing it. Think about when they are at school and they have to share the name with so many others.
Common!? Yeah, right. There are NO Jacks in my school. There are no Jacks I know, period. A shame, as I love the name.An (in)famous bearer is the anti-video game lawyer, Jack Thompson, whom I loathe.
Two nursery rhymes are "Jack be Nimble" and "Jack and Jill."
A famous bearer is "Jack Bauer", the main character of hit series "24" that works for CTU, or Counter Terrorist Unit.
Another famous bearer of this name: Jack Skellington, the charming and boney main character in Tim Burton's classic horror-fantasy animation A Nightmare Before Christmas.
Johnny Depp's son is called Jack and he named him after Jack the Ripper!
Johnny Depp (John Christopher Depp II)'s son, Jack, was born John Christopher Depp III.
ACTUALLY, John Christopher Depp III is the name of actor Johnny Depp. His son (Jack) is the fourth.
Famous bearer: Captain Jack Sparrow, the character played by Johnny Depp in the hit film Pirates of the Carribbean.
Middle English Jakke, borrowed from Low German and Dutch pet forms "Jankin" and "Jackin", which come from "Jan" (the German version of John). "Jankin" meaning literally "Little John". The surname "Jenkins" also derives from "Jankin". Occasionally Jack is derived as an Anglicization of similar-sounding Jewish names. There is a theory that says Jack has been used in Britain for a much wider selection of traditionally English names. Two volumes; "The kinship of Jack, I & II" by Peter McClure of the University of Hull, describe it as a pet-form of Middle English personal names with the suffixes -kin, -ke, -man, -cot, -cus and -cok".

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