French, feminine diminutive of Jacques

Jacqueline Origin and Meaning

The name Jacqueline is 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.
# 473 in the US

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Famous People Named Jacqueline

  • Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier Kennedy Onassisformer First Lady of the United States as wife of President John F. Kennedy
  • Jacqueline "Jackie" EvanchoAmerican child opera singer
  • Jacqueline EmersonAmerican singer/actress
  • Jacqueline LauritaAmerican reality TV personality, "Real Housewives of New Jersey"
  • Jacqueline "Jackie" JoynerKersee, American Olympic heptathlete
  • Jacqueline WilsonBritish author
  • Jacqueline CareyAmerican author
  • Jacqueline HennessyCanadian TV presenter; twin sister Jill Hennessy
  • Jacqueline Samantha "Jackie" SandlerAmerican actress and wife of Adam Sandler
  • Jacqueline Léonore Léopoldine de LannoyPrincess de Ligne
  • Jacqueline JoeNew Zealand actress
  • Jacqueline Mary JossaEnglish Actress
  • (Winifred) Jacqueline Fraser BissetEnglish actress
  • Jacqueline Jill "Jackie" CollinsEnglish novelist
  • Jacqueline DeLois MooreAmerican pro wrestler
  • Jacqueline Mary du PréEnglish cellist
  • Jacqueline RaynerEnglish novelist
  • Jacqueline SusannAmerican novelist
  • Jacqueline FernandezBollywood 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

Jacqueline in Pop Culture

  • Jacqueline "Jack" Barrettcharacter on TV's "Jack & Jill"
  • Jacquelinecharacter in "Le Medecin malgre lui" by Moliere
  • Jacqueline Andrea Suzette "Jackie" Tylercharacter on TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Jacqueline Beulah "Jackie" Burkhartcharacter on TV's "That 70's Show"
  • Jacqueline "Jackie" Wilcoxcharacter on TV's "Heroes"
  • Jacqueline "Jackie" Marone Knightcharacter on American soap "The Bold and the Beautiful"
  • "Jacqueline"song by Franz Ferdinand
  • Jacqueline Voorheescharacter from TV series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
  • Jacqueline "Jacqui" Briggscharacter in video game series "Mortal Kombat"
  • Jacqueline "Jackie"main character from "Cyberchase"
  • 'Jacqueline'song by Bobby Helms
  • Jacqueline Bouvier née GurneyMarge Simpson, Selma Bouvier, and Patty Bouvier’s mother from The Simpsons
  • Jacqueline "Jack" Sloanecharacter on TV series "NCIS"