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Some people pronounce it like "jack-WEESE".
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2005
Another way to pronounce this is "Jakes".
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2005
I heard a pronunciation of this name that was funny, it was zakiess.
-- moody7  8/2/2005
I always though that the English form was 'Jack'. Aw, well...
-- echo_of_the_past  10/9/2005
Jacques Chirac is the French President and Jacques-Yves Costeau was a famous explorer of the oceans.
-- breakofday  12/21/2005
Jacques-Louis David was the one who painted "Death of Marat".
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Jacques Snicket, of the Lemony Snicket series.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2006
Jacques-Yves Cousteau invented the aqua-lung and was one of the first to make underwater films.
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2006
The name of the character in Shakespeare's As You Like It ("the melancholy Jacques") is pronounced "JAY-kwez."
-- Kosta  8/1/2006
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
Stuck-up French guy. Period. That's what the name reminds me of.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2007
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
A character in Christine Feehan's Dark series is named Jacques.
-- Annea Lieseza  11/19/2007
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
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
I heard somewhere this was also the French form of John.
-- emmiix3  4/11/2009
Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767-1849) was a Swiss-born animal painter.
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2011
Jacques d'Arthois (1613-1686) was a Flemish landscape painter.
-- Anonymous User  8/28/2011
Jacques Aved (1702-1766) was a French portrait painter. His best-known portrait is 'Mme Crozat'.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2011
Jacques de Baerze (active in 1380s and 90s) was a Netherlandish woodcarver.
-- Anonymous User  9/3/2011
Jacques Bellange (1616) was a French painter, etcher, draughtsman and designer.
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2011
Jacques Blanchard (1600-1638) was a French painter.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2011
Jacques-Émile Blanche (1861-1942) was a French painter.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2011
Jacques du Broeucq (1505?, Mons? – 1584, Mons) was a sculptor and architect from Southern Netherlands.
-- Anonymous User  10/12/2011
Jacques Callot (1592-1635) was a French etcher and draughtsman.
-- Anonymous User  10/16/2011
Jacques Fournier was the birthname of Pope Benedict XII (Pontificate between 1334-1342).
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Jacques Dueze was the birthname of Pope John XXII (Pontificate between 1316-1334).
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Jacques Pantaleon was the birthname of Pope Urban IV (Pontificate between 1261-1264).
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Jacques (1432-1437) was the son of King Charles VII of France and his wife Maria of Anjou.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
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
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
The name Jacques was given to 70 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/20/2013
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
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
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
I have no idea how to pronounce Jacques but there's something about this name that I really like! :)
-- Anonymous User  2/7/2015
Zhawk-ez: In French -j is pronounced like a -zh.
-- cziehl  12/10/2015

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