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Jaco may refer to:



  • Usual name for the grey parrot in many languages

Arts and entertainment

  • Jaco, a 2014 American documentary movie about Jaco Pastorius
  • Jaco, a 1974 life jazz album by Jaco Pastorius et al.
  • Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, Japanese manga series



  • Jaco (born 1932), Jacob Azafrani Beliti, Moroccan footballer
  • Jacó (born 1996), Carlos Alberto Guimaraes Filho, Brazilian footballer

Given name

"Jaco" is a common Afrikaans form of Jacob and James. Some of the better known people with this name include:

  • Jaco Ahlers (born 1987), South African golfer
  • Jaco Engelbrecht (born 1987), South African shot putter
  • Jaco Erasmus (born 1979), South African-born Italian rugby player
  • Jaco Kriel (born 1989), South African rugby player
  • Jaco Pastorius (1951–1987), American jazz musician
  • Jaco Peyper (born 1980), South African rugby referee
  • Jaco Van Dormael (born 1957), Belgian movie director, screenwriter and playwright
  • Jaco Venter (born 1987), South African racing cyclist
  • Jaco van der Westhuyzen (born 1978), South African rugby player
  • Jaco van Zyl (born 1971), South African golfer


  • Charles Jaco (born 1950), American newscaster and radio personality
  • David Jaco (born 1954), American boxer
  • Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born 1982), Chicago rapper better known as "Lupe Fiasco"
  • William Jaco (born 1940), American mathematician
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