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What does Jaq mean?

Jaq Pronunciation of Jaq [jaq] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Jaq is "God is gracious; he who supplants". Jaq is an alternate form of Jack (Old English, Hebrew): name based on John (Hebrew). Jaq is also a variant of Jacques (French, Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious, supplants (victory).


Jaq has 4 variants: Jacq, Jacque, Jak and Jock.

5 more different relations via Jack, Jacques: Jacko, Jacky, Jacot, Jacqin and Jaques.

Creative forms:
(male) Farq, Jarq, ..

(female) Jaca, Jali, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jaq Erik (J.E.), ..

How popular is Jaq?

Jaq is an unusual given name for males. Jaq is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Jack (#40 in 2015), Jacky, Jacque, Jacques (#1713) and Jock are the prominent varying forms of Jaq (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Jaq were at the peak of their popularity 95 years ago (usage of 1.1%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.5%, 57%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jack, Jacky, Jacque, Jacques, Jock in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Jaq is pronounced similarly to Jake. Other recommended names are Ja-, Jae, Jai, Jan, Jax and Jay. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jaq.

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