What does Jacques mean?
Jacques [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: supplants (victory).
Related boy name: Jack.
1 feminine form: Jacqueline.Creative forms:
(male) Jacmes, Jarlques, ..
(female) Jacquesa, Jacquil, .. Middle name pairings:
Jacques Ivan (J.I.), ..
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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Jacques (#1713 in recent rankings) are Jack (#40 in recent rankings), 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.
Jacques is alike in pronunciation to Jacq. Other suggested similar names are Jabes, Jace▲, Jacen, Jacey, Jacksen, Jacqin, Jairus, Janus, Jaquan▼, Jarius and Marques▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jacques.See names in meaning and etymology.