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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 ... If such a person DOES enter your life and DOES persist in acting all ..... We have a baby called Jack but named John and we have definitely ...

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

Jack is a shortening of that. 2: In Medieval... ... 2: In Medieval England, "John" was used as a generic name for a person (the usage John Doe still survives). The French ... Why is it called a nickname? ... Why is a nickname so named? What are ...

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

Dec 16, 2015 ... (Curiously, at that time, Hank was a diminutive for John.) ... (John Doe) which could be why Jack came became his nickname. ... been a consistently popular nickname for boys named Henry in England. Henry was also very popular among British monarchs, most of whom preferred to be called Harry by their ...

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question48617.html

Jun 21, 2004 ... 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 ...

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/dec/20/boys-names-jack-origins

Dec 19, 2008 ... Jack has been the favourite name for boys in England and Wales for more than ... I have a special interest, as my father was a Jack and my son is named after him. ... man (John was the most popular name in England until the 1950s). ... that people called Florence choose to live in Florida, and people called ...

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 ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/8767/changes-in-english-names-of-people

Jan 14, 2011 ... This is called Hypocorism. .... Some people will ask you to call them a nickname - perhaps to differentiate from a relative with .... Hannah Joann Joanne Anna Hannah Suzannah John Hans Ian Ivan Jack Jan Jean Jaques Jock ...