Jack Wakasa in the US

  1. #58,565,956 Jack Wainaina
  2. #58,565,957 Jack Waiting
  3. #58,565,958 Jack Waitz
  4. #58,565,959 Jack Waizenegger
  5. #58,565,960 Jack Wakasa
  6. #58,565,961 Jack Wakeley
  7. #58,565,962 Jack Wakey
  8. #58,565,963 Jack Waknet
  9. #58,565,964 Jack Wakshlag
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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.
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