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Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, is the heir apparent to the Monegasque throne. He is the twin son of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene.
cutenose  6/7/2017
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Jacques Houdek is a Croatian singer and songwriter who will represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "My Friend". Houdek began his professional solo career in 2000 and has since published many recordings and albums out of which 13 have been certified silver, gold, platinum and diamond. Houdek is one of the mentors in the Croatian version of the TV talent show "The Voice". During the show's first season, he mentored winner Nina Kraljić. Aside from Croatian, he has sung and recorded in English, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Slovene, Macedonian, and Maori language.
cutenose  5/12/2017
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Jacques Vergès (1925-2013) was a French lawyer of Vietnamese and French descent and opposer to French colonization. He defended Algerian militant Djamila Bouhired in court, later coming to marry her.
highexpectasians  3/26/2017
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Jacques Joseph Victor Higelin is a French pop singer who rose to prominence in the early 1970s. Early in his career, many of Higelin's songs were effectively blacklisted from French radio because of his controversial left wing political beliefs, and his association with socialist groups. He is also known as Higelin.
cutenose  1/12/2017
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Jacques Dutronc is a French singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, and actor. He has been married to singer Françoise Hardy since 30 March 1981 and the two have a son. He also has been a longtime songwriting collaborator with Jacques Lanzmann.
cutenose  1/12/2017
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Jacques was given to 90 baby boys in the USA (2015).
lilolaf  8/4/2016
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Jacques is the French version of my name that means "supplanter" or "God may protect". The English name "Jack" is derived from the name Jacob and not from John. The sound of the two names is pretty much the same and many translations around the world demonstrate this right link. I personally don't believe in the result of Jankin = Jackin = Jack but in my studies I saw that often is: Jacob = Jacques = Jack. All dictionaries of English show this etymology.
Jake Fax  6/22/2016
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Zhawk-ez: In French -j is pronounced like a -zh.
cziehl  12/10/2015
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I have no idea how to pronounce Jacques but there's something about this name that I really like! :)
― Anonymous User  2/7/2015
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This is a nice name, however people like to pronounce it wrong and just take the quality out of this name.
thenamer007  9/19/2014
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I ran into a little boy who had this name, but his grandmother couldn't pronounce it properly and called him Jack us. I thought she was saying Jackass at first. Poor kid.
Songofecho  6/28/2014
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The name Jacques got very popular in France in the 1930's, reaching its peak in the late 40's. After the 60's, its popularity began to decline. It ranked #508 in 2010, just barely missing the top 500 featured on this site.
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
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The name Jacques was given to 70 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
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I always thought it was the French form of jack too. This is a cool name, but only if you're French. I knew a dog named Jacques who was named that because his breed is from France ;)
― Anonymous User  2/18/2013
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I have heard of a female person identified as Jacques whose name was pronounced "JA-kweez" by a TV news reporter.
Mario500  8/20/2012
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Jacques (1432-1437) was the son of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
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Jacques Pantaleon was the birthname of Pope Urban IV (Pontificate between 1261-1264).
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Jacques Dueze was the birthname of Pope John XXII (Pontificate between 1316-1334).
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Jacques Fournier was the birthname of Pope Benedict XII (Pontificate between 1334-1342).
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Jacques Callot (1592-1635) was a French etcher and draughtsman.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2011
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Jacques du Broeucq (1505?, Mons? – 1584, Mons) was a sculptor and architect from Southern Netherlands.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2011
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Jacques Blanchard (1600-1638) was a French painter.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2011
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Jacques-Émile Blanche (1861-1942) was a French painter.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2011
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Jacques Bellange (1616) was a French painter, etcher, draughtsman and designer.
― Anonymous User  9/10/2011
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Jacques de Baerze (active in 1380s and 90s) was a Netherlandish woodcarver.
― Anonymous User  9/3/2011
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Jacques Aved (1702-1766) was a French portrait painter. His best-known portrait is 'Mme Crozat'.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2011
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Jacques d'Arthois (1613-1686) was a Flemish landscape painter.
― Anonymous User  8/28/2011
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Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767-1849) was a Swiss-born animal painter.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2011
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I heard somewhere this was also the French form of John.
emmiix3  4/11/2009
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In Balzac's La Comédie Humaine, Jacques Collin is the real name of the character also known as Vautrin or Carlos Herrera. He's a criminal mastermind and his role is similar to Goethe's Mephistopheles.
Patria-Sue  11/14/2008
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A famous bearer is Jacques Barzun (born November 30, 1907) an prominent French-born historian. He is known for his wide range of expertise, as well as numerous books he's written, edited, and translated across seven decades.
AndrewJKD  4/14/2008
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A character in Christine Feehan's Dark series is named Jacques.
Annea Lieseza  11/19/2007
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This name is interesting, but I once actually met a person who thought that it was pronounced jack-KWEEZ. Sometimes it's just so funny to see how non-francophones try to pronounce things.
mhavril39  10/15/2007
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Stuck-up French guy. Period. That's what the name reminds me of.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2007
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I have heard Jacquot being used as a nickname for people called Jacques, I suppose it would be the English equivalent of Jim or Jimmy.
hana  2/26/2007
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The name of the character in Shakespeare's As You Like It ("the melancholy Jacques") is pronounced "JAY-kwez."
Kosta  8/1/2006
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Jacques-Yves Cousteau invented the aqua-lung and was one of the first to make underwater films.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2006
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Jacques Snicket, of the Lemony Snicket series.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2006
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Jacques-Louis David was the one who painted "Death of Marat".
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
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Jacques Chirac is the French President and Jacques-Yves Costeau was a famous explorer of the oceans.
breakofday  12/21/2005
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I always though that the English form was 'Jack'. Aw, well...
echo_of_the_past  10/9/2005
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I heard a pronunciation of this name that was funny, it was zakiess.
moody7  8/2/2005
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Another way to pronounce this is "Jakes".
― Anonymous User  7/14/2005
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Some people pronounce it like "jack-WEESE".
― Anonymous User  3/2/2005

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