Meaning and Origin of: Jacques

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : The supplanter
  • French : Supplanter; substitute

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.