Meaning and Origin of: Jacques

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : The supplanter
  • French : Supplanter; substitute

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French and English : from the Old French personal name Jacques, the usual French form of Latin Jacobus (see Jacob). The English surname is either a late introduction from France or a Frenchification of Jakes. In English this surname is traditionally pronounced as two syllables, jay-kwez.
  • A bearer of the name from Picardy, France, is recorded in Quebec City in 1688.