Jack

Unisex

Meaning

God Is Gracious

Origin

English

Pronunciation

/dʒæk/

EDITOR'S NOTE

Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Sometimes the perfect dog name has been right in front of you this whole time. And that's how I think about the name Jack.

It's a classic, no-nonsense name that suits a dog with a strong personality. It's the name of heroes, like Jack Sparrow, who's as unpredictable (and as charming) as your pup, even on his naughtiest days.

Or how about Jack Bauer, for a dog that's always ready to save the day?

Etymologically, Jack means "God is gracious," and you might find your own little Jack to graciously let you share the couch every now and again. Plus, it's a nod to history's most famous Jacks - Jack London, Jack Kerouac, and dare I say even Jack the Ripper (just for when he steals your slippers, of course).

Jack is a name that just never goes out of style, and it's a great choice for puppies large and small, in my opinion.

Traits associated with the name Jack:

Jack has an elegant sound to it that really closes the gap between dog and human.

Dogs named Jack tend to be loving, loyal, affectionate, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Jack?

Naming your dog Jack suggests that you appreciate classic, timeless names. It may also suggest that you are a traditionalist who values simplicity and straightforwardness.

Is Jack a good dog name?

Jack is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Jack is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Jack is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Jack outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Jack was, in the past month, the 210th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Jack is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Jack was viewed 149 times, and liked 7 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Jack's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Jack is most adored in West Virginia, Missouri and Arkansas.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Oregon, Indiana and Utah.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Jack.

Most popular breeds named Jack:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Jack Russell Terrier
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Golden Retriever

Famous dogs named Jack:

  • film icon A cairn terrier named Jack played a role in the movie Lost & Found.
  • film icon A jack russell terrier named Jack played a role in the movie The Artist.
  • film icon A portuguese podengo named Jack played a role in the movie The Lake House.
  • television icon A sheepdog mix named Jack featured in the television show Little House on the Prairie.

Jack is found in these categories:

fall dog names
fall

It's associated with Halloween, like jack-o-lanterns, and autumn harvests, like jackfruit.

brown dog names
brown

Jack evokes earthy tones, like a playful romp in autumn leaves.

traditional dog names
traditional

Popular since the 1800s, it's a classic choice for canine companions.

movie dog names
movie

He's named after a canine star from "The Artist" film.

cute dog names
cute

Popular with lovable movie pups, it's short, sweet, and easy to remember.

nature dog names
nature

Derived from lumberjack, symbolizing outdoor ruggedness and strength.

scottish dog names
scottish

Derived from Scottish Gaelic, meaning "God is gracious".

alcohol dog names
alcohol

Associations with popular beverages like Daniels and Sparrow give it a boozy connotation.

british dog names
british

Common in phrases, folklore, and as a nickname for John.

famous dog names
famous

Popularized by classic tales like "Jack and the Beanstalk".

posh dog names
posh

Royalty and celebrities often favor this classic, dignified moniker.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Historically popular, harking back to classic tales like Jack London's "Call of the Wild".

Dog names like Jack:

The first name of agatha christie's miss marple character
Leader, commander, governor of a province
Gift of god
Deer, Cowboy
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
A word short for a chipset, or a splinter. Also the diminutive form of Charles.
Jack dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (3)

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Jack (California, United States)
We got our little Jack when he was a puppy, breed unknown. We had him for 13 years. He was loving, funny, affectionate, smart and never met a stranger. He brought so much joy to us.
August 11, 2023

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Jack (Toa Alta, Puerto Rico)
He is a Siberian Husky, they are very intelligent, they have character, they are very playful and loyal. That name imposes character fits him perfectly. 👏🫶🏼
February 06, 2023 ◆ Translated

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Jack (Tabasco, Mexico)
It is a boxer breed dog, it is just a puppy and it is very tender and playful
November 13, 2022 ◆ Translated

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