Meaning: Supplanter, heel-grabber
Alternate spellings: Jackie, Jacqui, Jacquelyn, Jaqueline, Jaclyn
Jacqueline is the feminine form of French Jacques, which comes from the name James…but this gal has so much more pizzazz! With nicknames Jackie and Jacqui, it’s got short and cute covered, and Jacqueline itself is regal and classic, but modern, too. Jacqueline hit the list for the first time in 1898, then spent only one year between 1928 and 2003 outside the top 100. It got two big boosts: one from First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the sixties, then another from Charlie’s Angels star Jaclyn Smith in the eighties. It’s fallen a few spots recently, but don’t worry, Jacqui fans – this one’s not going anywhere.
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U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008