National Jacqueline Day is celebrated every year on August 2. The moniker Jacqueline is a well-known female first name. ‘Jacqueline’ is the feminine form of ‘Jacques,’ a French word that means ‘supplanter.’
History of National Jacqueline Day
The moniker ‘Jacques’ comes from the Hebrew word ‘Jacob,’ which means ‘may God protect’ or ‘supplanter.’ ‘Supplanter’ is a word that refers to ‘someone or anything of lesser value being replaced,’ and this Hebrew meaning pertains to ‘Jacob supplanting Esau’ as reported in the Hebrew Bible. ‘May God protect’ is the favored meaning for the name because it has a more positive sense.
‘Jacob’ is a French variation of ‘James,’ whereas ’Jacqueline’ is a feminine version of ‘Jacques.’ Jacob’s meaning of ‘supplanter’ stems from the biblical story in which Jacob replaces his brother Esau as the first-born son. ‘Jacob’ is created from the Hebrew name ‘Ya’aqov.’ The appellation Jacqueline was originally used in France during the Middle Ages.
It has several spelling and pronunciation variations, including Jacquelyn, Jacquelin, Jackeline, Jackelyn, Jacklyn, and Jaclyn. Jacqueline’s diminutives include Jacquie, Jackie, Jacque, and Jacqui, all of which have numerous variations. Most Americans associate the French Jacqueline with the Kennedy era and its exquisite First Lady, although it has lost much of its sensational image and Gallic sheen.
National Jacqueline Day timeline
The name ‘Jacqueline’ is first used in England.
The name reaches its peak in popularity in England.
The name gains peak popularity due to its association with the then-first lady of the U.S.
After being on the Top 100 names list of U.S names for girls for 75 years straight, the name falls off the list.
National Jacqueline Day FAQs
Is Jacqueline a rare name?
No. Jacqueline is a popular female used in the United States, Canada, England, France, Australia, South Africa, and elsewhere.
What is the personality of a Jacqueline?
Jacqueline is a name that conjures up reason. You may be wise, graceful, brilliant, and even psychic. There’s a good chance that your search for the truth will spark an interest in mysticism and spirituality. There are times when you lack friendliness and dislike spending time with others.
Is Jacqueline an elegant name?
For all of those Francophile American parents, you simply cannot go wrong with an elegant name like Jacqueline. It exudes classiness and chic French style from its very pores.
National Jacqueline Day Activities
Watch the work of some famous ‘Jacquelines’
Many artists share the name Jacqueline across the globe. Pick one of your choices and enjoy some of her quality work with your friends or family.
Read about some famous Jacquelines
There are several famous Jacqulines in history, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis being a prime example. Read about the personalities of these great ‘Jacquelines.’
Gift a Jacqueline
Get a customized beautiful notebook for your friend Jacqueline in honor of this day. Write her name over it or buy her a personalized mug.
5 Interesting Facts About The Name Jacqueline
How many are too many
There are about 30 famous actresses around the globe with their first name as Jacqueline.
The name of the U.S. First Lady
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was the wife of then U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
The name’s import to England
The French sister-in-law of Henry V, Dame Jack, imported the name to England.
The popularity of the name Jacqueline
The name was ranked 442 in the U.S. in its popularity among names.
The daughter of Barbara Walters
Walters had only one child and named her Jacqueline.
Why We Love National Jacqueline Day
Jacquelines are elegant
They are always trying to figure out what it means to be human, their place in the cosmos, and the mystery of existence in general. They are artistic and poetic but also sharp observers with high intelligence, making them equally scientific.
Jacquelines posses a charm
Their demeanor reflects the mystical nature of their faith. The wavelength they employ is distinct from ours. They appreciate their alone time because it allows them to think deeply about moral, religious, and spiritual matters as they look for the ‘real truth.’
Several talented artists share the name
The name Jacqueline is shared globally by more than 30 actresses in total. There are also numerous well-known academics, entrepreneurs, authors, and composers with the name.
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