Gender: Female Meaning of Jacqueline: "supplanter" Origin of Jacqueline: French, feminine diminutive of Jacques Jacqueline's Popularity in 2019: #382

Jacqueline Origin and Meaning

The name Jacqueline is a girl's name of French origin meaning "supplanter".

Jacqueline originated as a feminine form of Jacques, the French variation of James, and therefore Jacob. Jacob was ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov, and gets its meaning, “supplanter” from the story of Jacob supplanting his brother Esau as the first-born son in the Bible. Jacqueline was first used in France in the Middle Ages.

To most Americans, the French Jacqueline still recalls the Kennedy era and its elegant First Lady, although it's lost a good measure of its glamorous image and Gallic gloss. Jacqueline and Jackie peaked as names in 1961, the age of Camelot, reaching a high of Number 37.

The name was imported into England by a French sister-in-law of Henry V (known as Dame Jack) and had reached the Top 50 in this country by the 1920s. It's one of those names with a bunch of different spellings, the most common of which is Jacqueline.

Barbara Walters named her only child Jacqueline.

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Rank in US: #382

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Jacqueline's International Variations

Jacquie (French) Jakolina (East European) Jacquenetta (Swiss) Jaquetta (Italian)


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