Jacques
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
ZHAK
Meaning
Following after
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Jacques is a French variant of Jacob. Jacob is derived from the Hebrew name 'Yaakov', which means 'following after'. This is derived from the Hebrew words 'Yahweh', which means 'God' and 'aqeb', which means 'heel'. In the Bible, Jacob was born after Esau, holding after Esau's heel.

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Jacques Perrin - actor
Jacques Feyder - film director
Jacques Plante - hockey player
Jacques Chirac - former French President
Jacques Lemaire - hockey player
Jacques Becker - film director
Jacques Torres - chef

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