Looking for the best middle names for Jack? We have a list of the 50 best ideas that will help you choose your baby’s perfect name!
Naming your baby can be a difficult task. If you are sharing the task with your partner, it can take a while to find a name that you both agree on.
But even after you decide on your baby’s first name, you still have to find the perfect middle name!
You want to make sure you choose a middle name that sounds good with the first name (especially if you’re the type of parent who will say their whole name when they are in trouble!).
It’s also important to choose a name pair that doesn’t create an embarrassing set of initials!
As someone with the initials of A, S, and S – trust me on this. I just avoid monograms now.
After getting ideas from real parents in moms groups, asking friends, and getting current suggestions from online parenting communities, I’ve compiled this list of beautiful middle names that go with Jack for your baby.
The name combinations are sorted by first listing my top picks, then other middle names for Jack, and are in alphabetical order.
I hope you choose the perfect name for your new little one! Here are the best middle names for Jack.
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Top 10 Middle Names for Jack
Jack is such a classic name, and being only one syllable it really flows well with a lot of different middle names.
While Jack does have both masculine and feminine forms (with Jackie or Jacqueline being the most typical feminine versions of Jack), this article will focus more on the masculine name combinations.
Here are my favorite middle names for Jack:
- Jack Alexander
- Jack Benjamin
- Jack Dawson
- Jack Elliott
- Jack Jonathan (If you want to use the nickname JJ)
- Jack Oliver
- Jack Quincy
- Jack Thomas (also allows for the nickname JT)
- Jack Wilder
- Jack William
I think I’m really drawn to middle names that have two to four syllables. One-syllable middle names that give combinations like Jack James or Jack Sam just don’t flow as well in my opinion.
Classic names and family names seem to work really well with Jack, since it is such a timeless name for boys. I also think that very strong names like Alexander, or even slightly more modern names like Wilder work really well with Jack as a first name.
Other Great Middle Names for Jack
- Jack Anderson
- Jack Andrew
- Jack Archer
- Jack Benedict
- Jack Bennett
- Jack Cyrus
- Jack Donovan
- Jack Dylan
- Jack Everett
- Jack Ezra
- Jack Forrest
- Jack Graham
- Jack Griffin
- Jack Henry
- Jack Hudson
- Jack Isaac
- Jack Jeremy
- Jack Julian
- Jack Kingston
- Jack Leonard
- Jack Marshall
- Jack Michael
- Jack Nolan
- Jack Owen
- Jack Preston
- Jack Quentin
- Jack Richard
- Jack Riley
- Jack Robert
- Jack Ross
- Jack Rowan
- Jack Samuel
- Jack Stewart
- Jack Truman
- Jack Tyler
- Jack Valentine
- Jack Vincent
- Jack Wesley
- Jack Xavier
- Jack Zane
Middle Names to Avoid with Jack
I don’t always include a section on middle names to avoid, but with the name “Jack” I felt like it might be a good idea.
I came across a few name combinations that might be somewhat tragic if they were given to a child, so I wanted to list them here. I’m not trying to be inappropriate — I just want to point out some potentially bad options just in case they aren’t obvious to everyone!
- Jack Cole
- Jack Cass
- Jack Goff
- Jack Peter
- Jack Offman
- Jack Daniel or Jack Daniels
- Jack Sparrow (as in Pirates of the Caribbean)
How to Choose the Perfect Middle Name
- Check for weird or offensive initials and monograms
- Say and write the full name (first, middle, and last) repeatedly to see how it flows. Repetitive sounds can be good, or they can become a tongue twister!
- Avoid names that have beginning/ending sounds that get lost, such as with Scott Thomas or Amber Rae
- Balance the weight – if you decide on a very long first name or have a long last name, you may want a short middle name. Short first names often go well with longer middle names.
- Mix it up – traditional middle names are great with unique first names, while classic baby names are fun when paired with unusual middle names
- Choose a name that honors a loved one, such as a favorite older relative or family member who has passed
- Consider a family name, a maiden name, or names that reflect your family’s culture and heritage
- Choose a name that has a special meaning to you – even if it isn’t a common name (if celebs can do it with Apple and Blue and North, you can too)
- If you can’t decide on one perfect baby middle name, consider adding a second name and go with your two favorites
- Lastly, Google the name and make sure there isn’t someone infamous with the same name! (Unless you are ok with your baby sharing the name with a criminal, for instance.)
Famous people named Jack
- Jackie Robinson – American baseball player
- Jack Ryan – fictional character from Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series
- Jack Johnson – American singer
- Jack Shephard – character from the TV show Lost
- Jack Reacher – fictional character
- Jack London – author
- Jack Nicholson – American actor
- Jack White – lead singer of the White Stripes
- Jack Black – American actor, singer, comedian
The name Jack is also seen in popular nursery rhymes such as Jack and Jill and Little Jack Horner, and in the children’s story Jack and the Beanstalk.
Origin and Meaning of the name Jack
Jack comes from the name John, which dates back to medieval England times. Jack is a popular name of English origin which means “God is gracious”. It is commonly used as a nickname for John and James, but is also used as a name on its own.
Jack has also historically been used as a name for any man in general, such as in the phrase “jack of all trades.”
Some say Jack also has Celtic origins, with the meaning “healthy, strong, and full of vital energy.”
According to the Social Security Administration, Jack was ranked as the 11th most popular boy’s name in 2021. Babycenter reports that Jack is currently the 2nd most popular boy’s name in 2023 – an increase from #21 in 2022.
“Jackie” is a popular nickname for Jack.
Other names you may like:
If you’re considering Jack for your new baby boy but aren’t 100% decided yet, you may also want to consider these similar names:
Which middle name for Jack is your favorite?
Did you happen to fall in love with one of the suggestions you saw here in this list of baby boy names? Or have you considered different middle name ideas that aren’t on the list?
I’d love to know what popular middle names you love! Leave a comment below and share with me! Good luck with your baby name search!
MEET THE AUTHOR
As a mom of 4 kids (and the oldest of 4 kids herself), Amanda has over 30 years of parenting experience. A former special education teacher, Amanda has a Master’s degree in Special Education and a second M. Ed. in Educational Leadership.
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, and long walks through Target.