Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish and English: from a Middle English personal name, Jakke, from Old French Jacques, the usual French form of Latin Jacobus, which is the source of both Jacob and James. As a family name in Britain, this is almost exclusively Scottish.
  2. English and Welsh: from the same personal name as 1, taken as a pet form of John.
  3. German (also Jäck): from a short form of the personal name Jacob.
  4. Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

This name appears in the following lists: Favorite Children's Book/Show Characters, Poets, Silver Screen

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