Its source is Jacques, a French name meaning "One who grasps by the heel or supplanter."
This girl's name is used in English.
The name Jacquelyn ranked 443rd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 382nd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
For many, this name brings to mind Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994). She stepped into the international limelight when her husband, John F. Kennedy, was elected to the U.S. presidency in 1960.
The country was certainly unaccustomed to young, beautiful First Ladies, but she made an equally strong impression with the highly developed talents she brought to the job. After her husband's assasination in 1963, her courageous display of character inspired the world.
Her post-White House years were watched closely by an admiring public. Resuming a life-long interest in the printed word, she worked as an editor for a major publishing house from 1978 until her death.