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Pronunciation

ʤækwəlɪn

Origin

English, French

Meaning

This classic and elegant French name means 'protect'. It's the feminine form of the French Jacques and in French both are pronounced with a soft, romantic 'j'. This chic name has a lovely ricochet sound when spoken and the charming 'cq' makes it stylish to look at! The name Jacqueline is used throughout the English-speaking world today, as well as in its native France. Graceful in its full form, it also shortens to the cute Jacqui, Jaci, and Jaki.

Rank in the year 2015

Jacqueline was ranked #550 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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