Jacques Name Meaning & Origin

Jacques

Pronunciation: ZHAHK (key)

Origin of the name James:

From the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Iacomus, an evolution of Iacobus which is from the Ecclesiastic Iakōbos, a cognate of the Hebrew Yaakov. The name has its root in ya`aqob (supplanting, seizing by the heel). Some say Iacomus arises from an error in the transcription of manuscripts from the Greek to the Latin by an early monk. Short: Jim. Pet: Jamie, Jimmy.

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French for Jacob.

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Jacques Chirac, former French President.
Jaque Fourie, South African rugby player
Jacques Kallis, South African cricketer
Jacques Cousteau, French underseas explorer, conservationist and filmmaker
Jacques Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter
Brian Jacques, British author
Jacques Loeb, German-born Biologist.
Jacques Offenbach, German-born French composer.
Jacques Derrida, French philosopher
Jacques Villeneuve, Canadian racing driver
Father Jacques Marquette, French Jesuit missionary and explorer in America.
Jacques Monod, French biologist and Nobel Laureate.
Jacques Pépin, French chef and TV personality.
Jacques Honoré Rainier Grimaldi, Hereditary Prince of Monaco

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"Frère Jacques", French children's song also known as "Are you Sleeping."
"Jacques a dit" - French version of the game "Simon says"

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