Jacques

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Jacques
Pronunciation [ʒɑk] or [ʒak]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Hebrew, Jacob (name), Jackie, Jacqueline
Region of origin French
Other names
Related names James

Jacques (French: [ʒak] ( ), Quebec French pronunciation : [ʒɑɔ̯k] ( )) is the French equivalent of James, ultimately originating from the name Jacob.

Jacques is derived from the Late Latin Iacobus, from the Greek Ἰακώβος (Septuagintal Greek Ἰακώβ), from the Hebrew name Jacob יַעֲקֹב‎.[1] (See Jacob.) James is derived from Iacomus, a variant of Iacobus.[2]

As a first name, Jacques is often phonetically converted to English as Jacob, Jake (from Jacob), or Jack, but the last is not an accurate translation. (Jack, from Jankin, is strictly a diminutive of John.[3])

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, William and Mary (eds); entry for "Jacob", American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (1975).
  2. ^ Morris, William and Mary (eds); entry for "James", American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (1975).
  3. ^ Morris, William and Mary (eds); entry for "Jack", American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (1975).