Jack

Jack, a familiar form of John, the most widely spread of Christian names, and said to be derived from the French Jacques or, as others maintain, from Jankin, a distinctive form of Johan or John; Johnkin gives us Jock and Jockey; from its extreme commonness it has acquired that slightly contemptuous signification observable in such compounds as “every man Jack,” “Jack-of-all-trades,” “Jack-an-apes,” and the name as applied to the knaves in playing-cards, and to the small white ball used as a mark in the game of bowls is an example of its transferred sense.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Jabalpur * Jackaroo
Ivanova
Ivanovitch, Ivan
Ives, St.
Iviza
Ivory Coast
Ivory Gate
Ivry
Ixion
Izalio
Jabalpur
Jack
Jackaroo
Jackdaw of Rheims
Jackson
Jackson, Andrew, General
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan
Jacksonville
Jacob
Jacob, Jean Claude
Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich
Jacobi, Karl Gustavo

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Jack in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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Brooke, Henry
Burton, John
Day, Thomas
Donne, John
Dunning, John
Ellis, John [1698–1789]
Hales, John [1584–1656]
Howard, Henry
Johnston, Charles
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