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Gender: Male Meaning of Jacques: "supplanter" Origin of Jacques: French variation of James and Jacob

The name Jacques is a boy's name of French origin meaning "supplanter". Jacques and is often added to lists like Royal Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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Classic French name that becomes pretentious when used for an American baby.

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Pop Culture References for the name Jacques

Jaques, Jacque, Jaq, Jacot

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stepx Says:


WHY pretentious?? Thats a silly and almost stupid remark. Its a cool name, actually. And one I would consider, personally. Its a bit exotic, and still masculine.

TechnoKitten Says:


adorable,i just wish it used a little more

gmdx Says:


I used to think that too! I like the real pronunciation better though.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I used to think this was pronounced Jaw-kwezz. I prefer that to the actual pronunciation.

strawberrything Says:


I used to nanny a boy called Jacques! When I told people his name they all thought I was saying "This is Baby Shark". So cute!

Courtney C Says:


Jacques is NOT pretentious. My cousin is a Jacques and was given to him in honor of our French roots, whom happens to also be extremely humble and sweet. Just don't pair with a posh middle/last sounding name.