Jacques ( or ) is the French equivalent of James.
Jacques is derived from the Late Latin Iacobus, from the Greek Ἰακώβος (Septuagintal Greek Ἰακώβ), from the Hebrew name Jacob יַעֲקֹב. (See Jacob.) James is derived from Iacomus, a variant of Iacobus.
As a first name, Jacques is often phonetically converted to English as Jacob, Jake (from Jacob), or Jack, but the last is not an accurate translation. (Jack, from Jankin, is strictly a diminutive of John.)