Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Jaqueline

Jaqueline is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Jacqueline (the “c” is dropped). Jacqueline is, of course, one of the quintessential Français prénom feminine. It’s the feminized version of the masculine French Jacques which corresponds to the English James from the Latin Jacob (from the Hebrew Yaakov). The origin of Yaakov/Jacob comes from the Old Testament and is borne by the younger of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca. The Hebrew word "akev" literally translates to "at the heel" since Jacob was born after or at the heel of Esau (who was the first born twin). Genesis 25:26 tells us that Jacob "came out with his hand holding Esau's heel, so his name was called Jacob." The Lord tells Rebecca that the younger of the twins will be stronger, and that the older will serve the younger. As the Biblical story progresses, the cunning Jacob eventually supplants his older brother by stealing his birthright and his father's blessing. "Is he not rightly named Jacob?" Esau asks in Genesis 27:36. "For he has supplanted me these two times." So the name’s etymology is also tied to the term “supplanter”. Other theories claim that Jacob (and thus James/Jacques) is tied to the Hebrew word “Ya'aqov'el” meaning “protected by God”. Therefore, the name Jaqueline has somewhat diverse meaning.

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Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME JAQUELINE

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME JAQUELINE

Jaqueline with no “c” first appeared on the American female naming charts in 1985. As the Spanish and Portuguese form of Jacqueline, the driving force behind the name’s emergence on the Top 1000 list is due to the rising Hispanic-American population in the United States. What’s interesting, though, is that Jaqueline was only a modest favorite among Spanish-speaking Americans until 1999. Suddenly the name saw huge gains in usage between 1999 and 2000. Why the abrupt interest in Jaqueline? Well, it happened to be a character name on a popular Mexican telenovela called “Soñadoras” which aired on Univision in 1999. The character of Jaqueline de la Peña was portrayed by the beautiful Mexican actress Aracely Arámbula and Mexican-Americans immediately took a liking to the name (Aracely’s name also saw some jumps on the American charts). Jaqueline’s peak popularity was achieved in the year 2000 at position #269 on the charts – a triumph considering this spelling is primarily restricted to Hispanic-Americans. In fact, that year (2000), Jaqueline was even a Top 100 favorite baby girl’s name in the states of Arizona and New Mexico (where there’s a high concentration of Latinos). Today the name has fallen back down the charts as new telenovela characters may be taking her place.

Quick Facts

ON JAQUELINE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Spanish

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

4

RANKING POPULARITY:

902

PRONUNCIATION:

zhak-e-LEE-ne

SIMPLE MEANING:

At the heel, the supplanter

Characteristics

OF JAQUELINE

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Jaqueline

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME JAQUELINE

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Jaqueline

Popular Songs

ON JAQUELINE

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Jaqueline


Famous People

NAMED JAQUELINE

Jaqueline Carvalho (Brazilian volleyball player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED JAQUELINE

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Jaqueline

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME JAQUELINE

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jaqueline