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Origin of the name JAK.
Etymology of the name JAK.
Meaning of the baby name JAK.

  

JAK.  Albanian.  Probably a short form of Jakov (q.v.), meaning "supplanter."  However, there is an Albanian word jak, meaning "blood."  Gyak grindje (blood feud).  Gjakmarrje (vendetta).

... In all parts of Albania the vendetta (gyak, jak) or blood-feud, the primitive lex talionis, is an established usage; the duty of revenge is a sacred tradition handed down to successive generations in the family, the village and the tribe. (Encyclopedia Brittanica, Chisholm, v.1, 1910)

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