Boy name origins & meanings
- Hebrew : The supplanter
- French : Supplanter; substitute
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- 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.