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

Jacques Origin and Meaning

The name Jacques is a boy's name of French origin meaning "supplanter".

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

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-EagleEyes- Says:


How is this pronounced? I always thought it was zha-kehz but I'm realizing that might be wrong?

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.