Jack, meaning “God’s gift,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are eager to please or independent. Find out more about dogs named Jack.


Name: Jack

Meaning: “God’s gift”

Personality: Eager to Please, Independent

About This Name: Early TV helped the name Jack become popular. Little House on the Prairie featured a mixed-breed pup named Jack who was a beloved family pet. The name, now a longtime favorite, is shared by a number of celebrities, such as actors Jack Lemmon and Jack Nicholson, comedian Jack Benny and boxing legend Jack Dempsey. Jack, played by a young Leonardo DiCaprio, was Rose’s lower-class love interest in the blockbuster movie Titanic. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is the top-selling American whiskey in the world; the distillery’s founder, Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel, was born around 1850.

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