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Jacky is an adorable name that is now considered unisex even though its origins are masculine. While some people might think of Jacky as a nickname, this short-and-sweet moniker holds its own as a proper first name.

Meaning of the name Jacky:

Old English: Supplanter
Hebrew: God is gracious/he who supplants
Celtic: Healthy, strong, and full of vitality

Origin of the name Jacky:

Medieval English. Jacky is a derivative of the name Jack that is derived from John. The trajectory saw the name going from John Johnkin to Jankin to Jackin to Jack to Jacky!

Symbolism of the name Jacky:

Jacky shares all the same symbolism as the name John because it evolved from that name. First appearing in Hebrew in the Old Testament, John is symbolic of being graced by God.

Style of the name Jacky:


Gender of the name Jacky:

Jacky is a unisex baby name. It is commonly used for both boys and girls because parents love it as an alternative for both Jack and Jaqueline.

Pronunciation of the name Jacky:


Syllables in the name Jacky:


Emotion evoked from the name Jacky:

The name Jacky is both playful and strong. While it comes across as less harsh than a name like Jack, it still stands very firm. Jacky is a cheerful name.

Alternative spellings for the name Jacky:

Jackie, Jakie, Jaky

Nicknames for the name Jacky:

Jax, J, Jay

Popularity of the name Jacky:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Jacky was the 547th most popular name for boys in 1953. It consistently ranked within the top 1,000 names for boys between 1933 and 1970.

Related names for the name Jacky:

Jack, John, Jacque

Great middle names for Jacky and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Jacky:

  • Jacky Rosen (U.S. representative for Nevada)
  • Jacky Cheung Hok-yau (best-selling Chinese music artist)

Jackys in movies/pop culture:

Jacky Bryant (character from Sega's Virtua Fighter series)

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