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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
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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