Jack Barnes in the US

  1. #47,485 Gerald Brooks
  2. #47,486 Heather Lawson
  3. #47,487 Henry Rogers
  4. #47,488 Hwa Kim
  5. #47,489 Jack Barnes
  6. #47,490 Jack Cohen
  7. #47,491 Jacob Hill
  8. #47,492 Jaime Garza
  9. #47,493 Janet Wells
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Meaning & Origins

Originally a pet form of John, but now a well‐established given name in its own right. It is derived from Middle English Jankin, later altered to Jackin, from Jan (a contracted form of Jehan ‘John’) + the diminutive suffix -kin. This led to the back-formation Jack, as if the name had contained the Old French diminutive suffix -in. It is sometimes also used as an informal pet form of James, perhaps influenced by the French form Jacques. It has been the most popular boys' name in England and Wales since 1995. Well-known bearers include the actor Jack Nicholson (b. 1937) and the golfer Jack Nicklaus (b. 1940). See also Jock and Jake.
126th in the U.S.
English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.
98th in the U.S.

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