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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jaco

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  • A submission from South Africa says the name Jaco means "God" and is of English origin.
Other origins: African, African,Dutch, and Celtic/Gaelic

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From jaca.

  1. small horse
  2. (slang) heroin

Notable Persons Named Jaco

Jaco Pastorius was a jazz, jazz fusion, big band, folk jazz, and funk musician. He plays Bass guitar, drums, double bass, piano, vocals, mandocello, steel drums, Steelpan, and Fender Jazz Bass. He holds the title Jaco Pastorius and "Portrait of Tracy" from Jaco Pastorius. He was most prominent from 1964 to 1987. Jaco was given the name John Francis Pastorius III on December 1st, 1951 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, US. He left this life on September 21st, 1987.


Jaco Van Dormael is a director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, and cinematographer. He was most prominent from 1980 to present. Jaco was born Jaco Van Dormael on February 9th, 1957 in Ixelles, Belgium.


Jaco Kriel is a rugby player. Jaco was born on August 21st, 1989 in Standerton, South Africa.


Jaco was born on February 23rd, 1979 in Pretoria. Jaco is also known as van Zyl and Jaco Phillipus.


Jaco Taute is a rugby player. Jaco was born on March 21st, 1991 in Springs, Gauteng.


Jaco was born on May 13th, 1980 in Bloemfontein.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jaco

Lupe Fiasco is a hip hop music songwriter, rapping, and record producer. He plays Rapping, Keyboard instrument, Sampler (musical instrument), and Piano. He was most active from 2000 to present. Lupe was given the name Wasalu Muhammad Jaco on February 16th, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


David was born on January 24th, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.


Charles was born on August 21st, 1950.


William Jaco is a in the fields of mathematics, topology, and geometry. William was born on July 14th, 1940 in Grafton, West Virginia.


Jacó is a soccer player for the Esporte Clube Bahia. Jacó was born on February 27th, 1996 in Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil.


Andrés Flores Jaco is a sports team member for the Alianza F.C.


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Popularity of Jaco as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jaco U.S.
  White 69.51% 64.26%
  African American 3.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.98% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 22.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jaco

People with the last name Jaco are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Jaco

  • How Popular is the name Jaco? Jaco is the 52,732nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Jaco was the 13,551st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jaco have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35 babies born with the first name Jaco in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jaco? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2004 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jaco first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jaco is Tuesday, May 15th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Jaco born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jaco was in 2006 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Jaco: Your name in reverse order is Ocaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Joca. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jaco? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,237 people with the last name Jaco.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jaco? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jaco as their last name since less than 1 person in 132k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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