Name Jacques Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Jacques


Jacques is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Jacques?

Jacques is a French form of Jacob, which is a name of Hebrew origin and occurs in the bible. It derived from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov (יַעֲקֹב). In the Old Testament, Jacob is the son of Isaac and Rebecca, the twin brother of Esau and the father of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel.

What does the name Jacques mean?

Jacques originally means “may God protect”. Besides, Jacques means “holder of the heel” (from Hebrew “‘akév/עָקֵב” = heel) or “supplanter” (from Hebrew “‘akáv/עָקַב” = to follow/to supplant), because Jacob was born grasping the heel of his first born twin brother Esau and he bought his birthright to supplant him.

Pronunciation of Jacques

Popularity of the name Jacques

The name Jacques is ranked #10215 overall.

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