As a Jacqueline, you are a unique, sensitive, and spiritual soul. You are empathic and intuitive, able to sense the feelings of others and contemplate the greater mysteries of the universe. With all these deep and spiritual emotions going in, it’s no wonder that you find it difficult to even understand your own thoughts, not to mention put them into words. For this reason, you might find that others have a hard time understanding you, even as you are constantly striving to understand yourself.
As you seek an understanding of the deeper meaning of life and your place in the universe, you find inspiration and spiritual renewal in the beauties of nature. So when you are feeling particularly misunderstood or frustrated, you are likely to head outdoors for some quiet time in a beautiful natural space. You often find it easier to express yourself in writing, rather than with the spoken word. Your sensitive nature brings out your artistic talents—whether in the form of prose writing, poetry, or music. If others truly seek to understand all that is going on inside you, reading your writing or hearing your music might give them at least a grain of understanding. Your creativity is your release and one of your many gifts to the world.
The name Jacqueline has its roots all the way back in the Old Testament of the Bible, with the Hebrew boys’ name Ya-akov or Jacob in the Book of Genesis. Jacob was the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the slightly younger twin brother of Esau, who was born holding is heel. Thus, the name Jacob means “at the heel.” The French form of the name Jacob is Jacques, which led to the feminine form of Jacqueline.
The French name Jacqueline has been used in France since the Medieval times and was eventually adopted in English-speaking countries as well. It first came into popular usage in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. By 1928, it was a Top 100 name, stayed strong in the 1930s and 40s, but showed some decline in the 1950s. Then, in the early 1960s, when John F. Kennedy became President and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy became First Lady, the name took off again. Jacqueline was in the Top 100 for seventy-five straight years.
The first Jacqueline that comes to everyone’s mind is certainly Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, the widow of President John F. Kennedy and former First Lady. She emerged from the tragedy of her husband’s assassination to marry Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Another iconic Jacqueline is English actress Jacqueline Bisset, known for her film roles in Casino Royale, Murder on the Orient Express, Airport and her TV role in the series Nip/Tuck. Finally, we have the American novelist Jacqueline Susann, who is best-known for her novel “Valley of the Dolls.”