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Gender: Female Meaning of Jacqueline: "supplanter" Origin of Jacqueline: French, feminine diminutive of Jacques Jacqueline's Popularity in 2017: #348

The name Jacqueline is a girl's name of French origin meaning "supplanter". Jacqueline is ranked #348 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Variations of John and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

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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 Jaclyn.

Barbara Walters named her only child Jacqueline.

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Famous People Named Jacqueline

Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady of the United States as wife of President John F. Kennedy
Jacqueline "Jackie" Evancho, American child opera singer
Jacqueline Emerson, American singer/actress
Jacqueline Laurita, American reality TV personality, "Real Housewives of New Jersey"
Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee, American Olympic heptathlete
Jacqueline Wilson, British author
Jacqueline Carey, American author
Jacqueline Hennessy, Canadian TV presenter; twin sister Jill Hennessy
Jacqueline Samantha "Jackie" Sandler, American actress and wife of Adam Sandler
Jacqueline Léonore Léopoldine de Lannoy, Princess de Ligne
Jacqueline Joe, New Zealand actress
Jacqueline Mary Jossa, English Actress
(Winifred) Jacqueline Fraser Bisset, English actress
Jacqueline Jill "Jackie" Collins, English novelist
Jacqueline DeLois Moore, American pro wrestler
Jacqueline Mary du Pré, English cellist
Jacqueline Rayner, English novelist
Jacqueline Susann, American novelist
Jacqueline Fernandez, Bollywood actress and Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2006
Jacqueline Cochran (born Bessie Lee Pittman), American aviatrix
Jacqueline Dena Guber (b. 1968), daughter of journalist Barbara Walters and Lee Guber
Jacqueline Donovan (b. 2000), stillborn daughter of basketball coach Billy Donovan
Jacqueline Jean Messier (b. 2005), daughter of ice hockey player Mark Messier

Pop Culture References for the name Jacqueline

Jacqueline "Jack" Barrett, character on TV's "Jack & Jill"
Jacqueline, character in "Le Medecin malgre lui" by Moliere
Jacqueline Andrea Suzette "Jackie" Tyler, character on TV's "Doctor Who"
Jacqueline Beulah "Jackie" Burkhart, character on TV's "That 70's Show"
Jacqueline "Jackie" Wilcox, character on TV's "Heroes"
Jacqueline "Jackie" Marone Knight, character on American soap "The Bold and the Beautiful"
"Jacqueline", song by Franz Ferdinand
Jacqueline Voorhees, character from TV series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Jacqueline "Jacqui" Briggs, character in video game series "Mortal Kombat"
Jacqueline "Jackie", main character from "Cyberchase"
'Jacqueline', song by Bobby Helms


DJ_Daffy73 Says:


Jaqueline is my middle name, but sometimes i wish it was my first! so much fun and great ways to abbreviate! i love getting to tell people its french!

LaurenDH Says:


When I was younger, I thought this was pronounced Jay-kwell-EEN. I struggle not to revert to that when I see this spelling. Still prefer this of any other spelling, though.

zhenya Says:


this is a pretty name but it gets spelled wrong allllllll the time which is annoying. I'd say stick to Jaclyn as it is easier for other kids to remember the spelling!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this name, nn Jackie.

LV51sfan91 Says:


I love the name "Jack-Lynn" but won't be having enough babies to use it!!! Great choice! Elegant, bold and girly!

indiefendi2 Says:


I would like this name if people pronounced it the *French* way zhaq leen

Eleri Gwenllian Says:


Lovely name with French chic that would be wonderful to see on more current babies.

TheSlothPrincess Says:


Jacqueline is a sophisticated sounding name, and Jackie has a nice down-to-earth feel. Really like this one.

headintheclouds Says:


Beautiful classy elegant name. I've never quite realized how strange Jacqueline's spelling is (for the English language anyway, since it's a French name) until I tried to explain its spelling to a non-native English speaker who'd never seen the name before. Jacklyn is certainly more straightforward, but just takes away from the loveliness of Jacqueline IMO. Ditto with Jackie, but I love Jacqui as a nickname, which sounds pretty much the same with Jackie but retains the regal vibe that Jacqueline has.

csd267 Says:


I love Jacqueline! Jaq is a cool nickname

RoddyThlayli Says:


For a really long time, I thought this name was pronounced Jack-kwel-line. Then I took French lessons. :P

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


I much prefer this over Jacklyn, it just seems more unique.But not unique as in Penelopey or Strawberry. In my opinion those two are weird. But I love this name! And I love the nickname Jackie!

jacqueline tagalog Says:


OMG,,, this is my name and i love my name and i like my nickname "jackie" . so knnedy becoming popular because of this name

jojobabyberry Says:


Agree. Nothing against Kennedy but I much prefer Jacqueline. It's such a beautiful, classy name to me.

Kisa Says:


I love this name, the nickname "Jackie" is adorable. I say if Kennedy is becoming popular -- why not Jacqueline?