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Jack

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How popular is the baby name Jack in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 204 0 204 #77 boy name
1881 197 0 197 #73 boy name
1882 271 0 271 #66 boy name
1883 242 0 242 #65 boy name
1884 274 0 274 #68 boy name
1885 295 0 295 #61 boy name
1886 299 0 299 #64 boy name
1887 251 0 251 #68 boy name
1888 329 0 329 #64 boy name
1889 327 5 322 #60 boy name
1890 373 5 368 #53 boy name
1891 291 0 291 #62 boy name
1892 401 0 401 #54 boy name
1893 406 0 406 #50 boy name
1894 441 0 441 #47 boy name
1895 485 6 479 #46 boy name
1896 544 5 539 #41 boy name
1897 497 0 497 #42 boy name
1898 633 0 633 #37 boy name
1899 590 8 582 #35 boy name
1900 1,058 5 1,053 #27 boy name
1901 645 0 645 #32 boy name
1902 753 10 743 #32 boy name
1903 831 0 831 #28 boy name
1904 916 8 908 #27 boy name
1905 913 6 907 #28 boy name
1906 886 6 880 #30 boy name
1907 1,025 6 1,019 #26 boy name
1908 1,092 6 1,086 #27 boy name
1909 1,150 0 1,150 #27 boy name
1910 1,591 15 1,576 #23 boy name
1911 1,678 10 1,668 #25 boy name
1912 2,890 20 2,870 #28 boy name
1913 3,557 19 3,538 #28 boy name
1914 4,508 22 4,486 #27 boy name
1915 5,785 37 5,748 #27 boy name
1916 6,205 43 6,162 #26 boy name
1917 6,924 50 6,874 #22 boy name
1918 8,382 40 8,342 #21 boy name
1919 8,319 55 8,264 #21 boy name
1920 9,660 60 9,600 #20 boy name
1921 10,813 59 10,754 #18 boy name
1922 10,911 65 10,846 #18 boy name
1923 11,256 61 11,195 #17 boy name
1924 11,996 75 11,921 #17 boy name
1925 12,107 95 12,012 #17 boy name
1926 12,285 84 12,201 #16 boy name
1927 12,879 82 12,797 #16 boy name
1928 12,587 96 12,491 #15 boy name
1929 12,246 80 12,166 #14 boy name
1930 12,521 88 12,433 #14 boy name
1931 11,560 85 11,475 #15 boy name
1932 10,765 51 10,714 #17 boy name
1933 9,888 53 9,835 #17 boy name
1934 10,029 43 9,986 #17 boy name
1935 9,473 40 9,433 #18 boy name
1936 8,878 21 8,857 #20 boy name
1937 8,217 26 8,191 #23 boy name
1938 8,177 38 8,139 #25 boy name
1939 7,338 32 7,306 #26 boy name
1940 7,066 20 7,046 #29 boy name
1941 6,974 24 6,950 #32 boy name
1942 7,383 23 7,360 #34 boy name
1943 7,424 25 7,399 #34 boy name
1944 7,275 21 7,254 #29 boy name
1945 6,871 18 6,853 #32 boy name
1946 7,822 21 7,801 #35 boy name
1947 8,531 23 8,508 #37 boy name
1948 7,631 14 7,617 #43 boy name
1949 7,153 21 7,132 #47 boy name
1950 6,862 15 6,847 #48 boy name
1951 7,016 18 6,998 #48 boy name
1952 6,941 9 6,932 #52 boy name
1953 6,558 15 6,543 #57 boy name
1954 6,487 19 6,468 #57 boy name
1955 6,219 16 6,203 #60 boy name
1956 6,068 13 6,055 #66 boy name
1957 6,035 14 6,021 #67 boy name
1958 5,314 12 5,302 #80 boy name
1959 5,040 16 5,024 #85 boy name
1960 4,933 15 4,918 #85 boy name
1961 4,657 17 4,640 #90 boy name
1962 4,183 14 4,169 #99 boy name
1963 3,831 14 3,817
1964 3,824 13 3,811 #99 boy name
1965 3,224 22 3,202
1966 2,972 9 2,963
1967 2,802 13 2,789
1968 2,713 13 2,700
1969 2,630 17 2,613
1970 2,594 16 2,578
1971 2,379 11 2,368
1972 1,920 17 1,903
1973 1,863 10 1,853
1974 1,662 8 1,654
1975 1,754 7 1,747
1976 1,681 14 1,667
1977 1,690 15 1,675
1978 1,598 17 1,581
1979 1,603 17 1,586
1980 1,642 13 1,629
1981 1,618 8 1,610
1982 1,635 14 1,621
1983 1,541 19 1,522
1984 1,488 8 1,480
1985 1,534 12 1,522
1986 1,518 6 1,512
1987 1,664 17 1,647
1988 1,659 12 1,647
1989 1,719 7 1,712
1990 1,831 0 1,831
1991 1,954 9 1,945
1992 2,076 8 2,068
1993 2,420 0 2,420
1994 2,781 5 2,776
1995 3,450 5 3,445
1996 4,250 6 4,244 #89 boy name
1997 4,990 7 4,983 #76 boy name
1998 6,385 11 6,374 #61 boy name
1999 7,392 9 7,383 #52 boy name
2000 8,128 7 8,121 #46 boy name
2001 8,159 11 8,148 #48 boy name
2002 9,009 13 8,996 #44 boy name
2003 9,330 14 9,316 #45 boy name
2004 9,605 27 9,578 #42 boy name
2005 10,913 11 10,902 #34 boy name
2006 10,857 21 10,836 #36 boy name
2007 10,682 16 10,666 #38 boy name
2008 9,907 15 9,892 #39 boy name
2009 9,031 14 9,017 #42 boy name
2010 8,523 7 8,516 #45 boy name
2011 8,182 5 8,177 #45 boy name
2012 7,937 10 7,927 #46 boy name
2013 8,571 7 8,564 #40 boy name
2014 8,735 9 8,726 #41 boy name
2015 8,462 6 8,456 #40 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Jack baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 670,805 babies born with the name Jack in the United States. That's more than enough Jacks to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 204 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jack" was in 1927 with a total of 12,797 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jacks)

According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jack" ranks #49 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 213 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2015. Across the entire United States a total of 8,462 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Jack popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jack" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jack as well as things modernly associated with the name Jack such as celebrities named Jack.

Origin and Meaning of Jack

The name "Jack" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of John or Jackson". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson is an actor and filmmaker with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1957 to present. Jack was born in 1937 as John Joseph Nicholson in Neptune City, New Jersey, United States.

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Jack Black

Jack Black is an actor, comedian, singer, and record producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Jack was born in 1969 as Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Jack White

Jack White is a musician, producer, and actor specializing in rock, alternative rock, garage rock, and blues rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Jack was born in 1975 as John Anthony Gillis in Detroit, Michigan, US.

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Jack Johnson

Jack was born in 1975.

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Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson is an actor and student with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Jack was born in 1992 as Jack Gleeson in Cork, Ireland.

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Jack London

Jack London is a novelist, journalist, short story writer and essayist. Jack was born in 1876 as John Griffith Chaney in San Francisco, California, US.

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Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac is a novelist, poet, and painter. Jack was born in 1922 as Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jack

Jack In The Box
Jack The Ripper
Jack Reacher
Jack Rogers
Jack Rose
Jack Daniels
Jack Warner

Alternative Meanings

J is for jolly, the fun side!

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

Your name in reverse order is "Kcaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Jack". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Jack born Feb 26, 1924

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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