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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 ... 3 People with given name Jack; 4 Fictional characters ... ( Jackie Coogan, Jackie Cooper, and Jackie Gleason were 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 see ..... We have a baby called Jack but named John and we have definitely ...

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.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 John Doe still survives). The French ... Why is it called a nickname?

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

forum.wordreference.com/threads/a-man-named-john-a-man-called-john.86090

Jan 12, 2006 ... We say ".....a man named John....". ... And in 1970 an American film "A Man Called Horse." Brioche, Jan 12 ... I often forget people's names and can be heard asking "What's he called?" .... He's named John but he's called Jack.

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

May 21, 2010 ... 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.