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Jackie is an informal name that works for either gender. It has a lighthearted feel, originating from more formal options like Jacqueline and Jack. As of 2021, Jackie is a top 3,000 baby name at rank 2,915.

Meaning of the name Jackie:

Greek: God is gracious
Hebrew: supplanter

Origin of the name Jackie:

Jackie began as a nickname for Jack and Jacqueline. Jack came from Jackin, which was a Medieval nickname for John. Jacqueline was the feminine form of Jacques, a traditional French name. Jacques came from the Hebrew Iacobus, while John derived from the Greek Ioannes.

Symbolism of the name Jackie:

Jackie originated from Jack and Jacqueline. Jacqueline dates back to the ancient Hebrew name Iacobus, which means “supplanter.” Jack dates back to the Greek option, Ioannes. Ioannes translates to “God is gracious.”

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Gender of the name Jackie:

Jackie is an informal unisex name for boys or girls.

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Number of syllables in the name Jackie:


Emotion evoked from the name Jackie:

Jackie is informal and youthful. It is lighthearted and fun.

Alternative spellings for the name Jackie:

  • Jackee
  • Jackei
  • Jackey
  • Jacki
  • Jacky 
  • Jakee
  • Jackeigh

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Popularity of the name Jackie:

Jackie first became a top 1,000 name in America in 1922 at rank 727. It lasted until 2001 when it was number 886. Jackie ranked highest in 1935 at 102. As of 2021, Jackie is a top 3,000 option.

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Famous people with the name Jackie:

  • Jackie Robinson (baseball player)
  • Jackie Chan (martial arts actor)
  • Jackie Derrida (philosopher)
  • Jackie DeShannon (singer)
  • Jackie Zeman (actress, “General Hospital”)

Jackies in popular culture:

  • Jackie Peyton (character from “Nurse Jackie”)
  • Jackie (character from “Hilary and Jackie”)
  • Jackie Harris (character from “Roseanne”)
  • Jackie Molina (character from “Pretty Little Liars”)
  • Jackie Hoffman (character from “Spy School”)
  • Jackie Tardio (character from “Grown Ups”)
  • “Jackie Blue” (song from the Ozark Mountain Daredevils)
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