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.

Related Names

VariantsCoby, Jack, Jeb, Koby
DiminutiveJackie
Other Languages & CulturesGjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yacoub, Yahya, Yakub, Yaqoob, Yaqub, Yuhanna(Arabic) Hagop, Hakob, Hovhannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Ion, Jakes, Jon, Ganix, Iban(Basque) Ivan, Yakau(Belarusian) Jacob, James, Jehohanan, Johanan, John(Biblical) Iakob, Iakobos, Ioannes(Biblical Greek) Yaakov, Yehochanan, Yochanan(Biblical Hebrew) Iacob, Iacobus, Iohannes(Biblical Latin) Yann(Breton) Ioan, Ivan, Yoan, Yakov(Bulgarian) Jaume, Joan, Jan(Catalan) Jago, Jowan(Cornish) Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Ivan, Jakov, Jakša(Croatian) Ivan, Jakub, Jan, Jákob(Czech) Ivan, Jacob, Jakob, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Ib, Jeppe(Danish) Jacob, Jacobus, Jakob, Jan, Johan, Johannes, Sjaak, Jaap(Dutch) Johano(Esperanto) Ivan, Jaan, Johannes, Juhan, Jaagup, Jaak, Jaakob(Estonian) Jákup, Jóannes, Jógvan, Jóhannes, Jón(Faroese) Jone(Fijian) Jani, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Jaakko, Jaakob, Jaakoppi, Jaska(Finnish) Jaak, Kobe(Flemish) Jacques, Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Yohan, Yohann, Yvan, Jeannot(French) Japik(Frisian) Iago, Xacobe, Xaime, Xoán(Galician) Iakob, Ivane, Koba(Georgian) Jakob, Jan, Johann, Johannes, Jockel(German) Giannis, Iakovos, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis(Greek) Yaƙubu(Hausa) Iakopa, Keoni, Kimo(Hawaiian) Yaakov, Yakov, Yochanan, Akiba, Akiva(Hebrew) Iván, Jakab, János, Jákob(Hungarian) Jakob, Jens, Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón(Icelandic) Yohanes(Indonesian) Eoin, Séamus, Seán, Sean, Shamus, Shane, Sheamus(Irish) Giacomo, Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano, Giacobbe(Italian) Jacob(Jewish) Iacomus, Jacobus, Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) Ivans, Jānis, Jēkabs(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Jokūbas, Jonas(Lithuanian) Ivan, Jakov, Jovan(Macedonian) Ġwann(Maltese) 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, Kuba(Polish) Iago, Ivan, Jaime, João, Jacó(Portuguese) Iacob, Ioan, Ion, Ivan(Romanian) Ioann, Ivan, Yakov, Yasha(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Sione(Samoan) Giuanne, Juanne(Sardinian) Hamish, Ian, Jock, Jockie, Jocky(Scottish) Eòin, Iain, Seoc, Seumas(Scottish Gaelic) Ivan, Jakov, Jovan, Jakša(Serbian) Ivan, Jakub, Ján(Slovak) Ivan, Jakob, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Anžej, Jaka, Jaša(Slovene) Jan(Sorbian) Iván, Jacobo, Jaime, Juan, Yago(Spanish) Ivan, Jacob, Jakob, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon(Swedish) Sione(Tongan) Yahya, Yakup(Turkish) Ivan, Yakiv(Ukrainian) Evan, Iago, Ieuan, Ioan, Siôn(Welsh) Yacouba(Western African)

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Entry updated July 2, 2008