Jacqueline

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French feminine diminutive form of Jacques ( = James). From Hebrew יעקב (Ya‘akov), from the Hebrew root עקב (‘akev), heel, because Jacob was born just behind Esau, and was grasping Esau’s heel in an effort to prevent him from being born first.

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Jacqueline

  1. A female given name.
    • 1993 Oscar Hijuelos: The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien. ISBN 0-14-023028-9 page 6:
      Jacqueline was so named simply because their mother had liked the ring of the word, sounding Parisian and worldly and auguring, to her mind, a good life.

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Jacqueline f

  1. A female given name, feminine form of Jacques.

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Jacqueline ? (genitive Jacquelines)

  1. A female given name borrowed from French.