Girl Baby Name

Jacquelyn

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Quick Facts on Jacquelyn

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Pronunciation:
JAK-ə-lin
Simple meaning:
At the heel, supplanter

Characteristics of Jacquelyn

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn is a more modern English form of the French Jacqueline. It’s similar to how English speakers changed the French Catherine into Kathryn or the French Madeleine into Madelyn. In other words, some parents just prefer the “-yn” suffix to the “-ine”. Jacqueline is basically the French feminized form of Jacques which is the French equivalent to the English James/Jacob from the Hebrew Yaakov. The origin of Yaakov/Jacob can be found in the Old Testament, one of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca (Esau and Jacob). The Hebrew word "akev" literally translates to "at the heel" since Jacob was born at the heel of Esau (who was the first born twin). In Genesis 25:26, the Bible says that Jacob "came out with his hand holding Esau's heel, so his name was called Jacob." The Lord warned Rebecca that the younger (Jacob) would be stronger, and that the older (Esau) would 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. Esau asks in Genesis 27:36: "Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times." So the name’s etymology is also tied to the word “supplanter” (or one who supplants or displaces someone else).

Popularity of the Name Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn has been in circulation here in the U.S. since 1919 (the first year she was used with enough frequency to land herself a spot on America’s Top 1000 list). Although Jacqueline predates Jacquelyn on the charts, the latter has closely mirrored the success of the former. The French Jacqueline has been by far the more preferred spelling of this lovely name, but Jacquelyn has held her own. Up until the turn of the 21st century, that is. For whatever reason, the spelling of Jacquelyn has retreated into the shadows, disappearing from the Top 1000 list in 2011, while Jacqueline remains a relatively popular choice.
Popularity of the Girl Name Jacquelyn
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    Famous People Named Jacquelyn - Jacquelyn Mitchard (American author)

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    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Jacquelyn - Tammy Wynette (country musician)

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Personality of the Girl Name Jacquelyn

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

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