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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_(given_name)

Jack /ˈdʒæk/ is a male given name, although in some cases it can be used as a female given ... In English Jack is traditionally used as the diminutive form of John ; it can be used also as ... 3 People with given name Jack; 4 Fictional characters ... Jackie Coogan, Jackie Cooper, and Jackie Gleason, all formally named John).

www.swistle.com/babynames/2014/03/13/baby-naming-issue-how-to-explain-that-jack-is-a-nickname-for-john

Mar 13, 2014 ... An additional idea is to look up some celebrities named Jack, and ..... I have a John-called-Jack and when he was little people would give us ...

www.quora.com/Why-is-Jack-a-nickname-for-John

There are two main theories: 1: In Medieval Germany, the Biblical name "John" became ... 2: In Medieval England, "John" was used as a generic name for a person (the usage ... Why is it called a nickname? ... Why is a nickname so named?

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question48617.html

Nowadays Jack is used as a name in itself, though my friend's father was called Jack in about 1920 and actually had a brother called John as ...

jackodile.com/2010/03/09/jack-is-a-nickname-for-john

Mar 9, 2010 ... In fact some pretty famous people share this nickname. Jack ... While I was named John at birth, I was called Jack from that first moment. Maybe ...

mentalfloss.com/article/24761/origins-10-nicknames

(Curiously, at that time, Hank was a diminutive for John.) ... peasants, (John Doe) which could be why Jack came became his nickname. ... Since Medieval times, Harry has been a consistently popular nickname for boys named Henry in England. ... British monarchs, most of whom preferred to be called Harry by their subjects.

boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/archive/index.php/t-77860.html

Why does someone named John often go by Jack? John Kennedy, but they affectionately called him Jack. Jack isn't any shorter, both ... Some people might prefer to user "Jack" if their last name starts with an "N". To me, "John ...

community.babycenter.com/post/a10042415/jack_for_john

Jun 2, 2009 ... I'm wondering, for example, if I named my son John and we called him ... legal papers it will say John, but if people learn to know him as Jack, ...

www.nps.gov/jofi/faqs.htm

A: Jack is a common nickname for John and it is what his family called him ... fact the youngest Kennedy, Edward Moore Kennedy, is named after Edward Moore!

forum.wordreference.com/threads/jack-short-form-for-john-or-jacob.1811699

In American English, Jack can be a nickname for John and Jake can be a .... A person named Jack could be called Buddy, Buster, Mac, etc.