Jack Kuhn in the US

  1. #441,960 Jack Holbrook
  2. #441,961 Jack Horne
  3. #441,962 Jack House
  4. #441,963 Jack Koch
  5. #441,964 Jack Kuhn
  6. #441,965 Jack Mcgill
  7. #441,966 Jack Mckay
  8. #441,967 Jack Mead
  9. #441,968 Jack Nielsen
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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.
German: from the personal name Kuno, a short form of Kunrat (see Konrad). The German word kühn, meaning ‘bold’, may have influenced the popularity of this short form, but is not necessarily the immediate source of it.
986th in the U.S.

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