Jacqueline (given name)

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Jacqueline
Pronunciation [ʒaˈklin]
Gender Female
Origin
Word/Name French
Meaning "supplanter", "May God protect" [1]
Other names
Related names Jackie, Jacquelyn, Jacques, Jaclyn
Popularity see popular names

Jacqueline or Jacquelyn (/ˈæklɨn/; French pronunciation: ​[ʒaˈklin]) is a female given name. It has spelling variations and slight variants in both spelling and pronunciation have come into use, such as: Jacquelyn, Jaclyn, Jacklyn, Jacklyne, Jaklin, Jacqlyn, Jacquelin, Jackeline, Jacklin, Jakleen and Jackelyn. The diminutive for Jacqueline is Jackie, which also has variants, including Jacqui, Jaquie, Jacquee, Jaq, Jacque, Jack, Jacq, Jacquie, Jac, Jaci, Jaki, Jacki, Jaqui, Jacky, Jackee, Jake, Jay, Jax, Ja'qwelin, Jackie and Jakki.

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Jacqueline comes from French, as the feminine form of Jacques (English James). Jacques originated from 'Jacob', which is derived from the Hebrew meaning 'may God protect' or 'supplanter'.

Supplanter refers to a person who replaces someone or thing of lesser value, and this Hebrew meaning refers to Jacob supplanting Esau as recorded in the Hebrew Bible. 'May God protect' has a more positive connotation and is therefore the preferred meaning for the name.

Jacqueline was first used in the United Kingdom in the 17th century.

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Jacqueline is a very popular female first name,[2] used in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia, South Africa and elsewhere.

One of the most famous persons to bear the name in the twentieth century is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, née Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, often referred to as Jackie Kennedy following her marriage to U.S. President John F. Kennedy from 1953 to 1963. The name's popular image of elegance may derive at least in part from its association with her.[original research?]

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  • Jacqueline Barton, the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.
  • Jacqueline McGlade, environmental scientist, head of the European Environment Agency

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