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 from French.
    • 1993 Oscar Hijuelos: The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien. →ISBN 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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Dutch[edit]

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From French Jacqueline

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Jacqueline f

  1. A female given name

French[edit]

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Jacqueline f

  1. A female given name, feminine form of Jacques

German[edit]

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From French Jacqueline.

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Jacqueline f (proper noun, genitive Jacqueline)

  1. A female given name

Spanish[edit]

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From French Jacqueline.

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  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ʝakeˈlin/, [ɟ͡ʝa.keˈlĩn]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ʃakeˈlin/, [ʃa.keˈlĩn]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ʒakeˈlin/, [ʒa.keˈlĩn]

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Jacqueline f

  1. A female given name

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