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 "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory 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.