Jack is a popular English boy’s name.  On this page you’ll discover the meaning, origins popularity of the name Jack.


Jack is a pet form of the name John. It has its origins from the Middle English name Jankin. Jack these days is a name in its own rights.


Jack is the 3rd most popular baby name in England in 2011 (figures from the Office of National Statistics). However, Jack was the 2nd most popular name in Wales according to the same statistics.

Famous People Called Jack

There are many celebrities and famous people with the first name Jack. Here is a list of a few:

  • Jack Nicholson – An American actor and director who has appeared in many classic films including: The Shining, As Good as It Gets and Batman.
  • Jack Osborne – He stared on a  MTV show with the rest of his family and also appeared as himself in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember.
  • Jack Whitehall – An English actor and stand up comedian who starred in the series Fresh Meat.


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