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What does Jacques mean?

Jacques Pronunciation of Jacques as a boys' name is pronounced zhahk. It is of French and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jacques is "he who supplants". Variant of James via Jacob. Familiar from the well-known song "Frére Jacques". Undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ja-, supplants (victory)


VARIANTS Jacot, Jacque, Jaq, Jaques, Jock


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA JACOB, JAMES Jackie, Jacobus, Jacquet, James, Jaymes




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How popular is Jacques?

Jacques is a somewhat popular first name for males (#763 out of 1220, Top 63%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#2572 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Jacques reached its top rank of #697 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is currently at #1713. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacques name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jacques outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Jacques (#1713 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Jack (#40), Jackie (#1725), Jacob (#4), Jacque, James (#7), Jaymes and Jock. These relations of Jacques were favored by parents during the years 1940-1949 (AVERAGE #924) and are now much less widespread (#1186, 66%), with forms like James becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacques, Jack, Jackie, Jacob, Jacque in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of James, Jaymes, Jock in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jack, Jacob, James outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jacques is alike in pronunciation to Jacq. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Jabes, Jace, Jacen, Jacey, Jacksen, Jacqin, Jairus, Janus, Jaquan, Jarius and Marques. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jacques.

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