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James (Given name)

James is a name for boys. The name is a form of Jacob and originates from English. On our website 58 people with the name James rated their name with 4.5 stars(out of 5). So they seem very satisfied! Abroad this is a perfectly fine name. James is a popular name, and holds position 6 of most popular names on facebook. Nicknames for James are Jim, Jimmy and Jamie.
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Meaning of James

The meaning of James is: "James is an English language name for boys. It came from the Old French variation of the late Latin name 'Iacomus'. In Hebrew it is Yaʻaqov (Jacob) meaning supplanter. James is a common name in many countries like the United States, Northern Ireland, Australia, Wales, England, etc.".


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Suitable names

Suitable names for a brother of James are: Jerrold, Joe, John, Michael, Eli. Suitable names for a sister of James are: Barbara, Fazaid, Chloe, Leigh, Linda. View more suitable names.


James occurs in the following categories:
Boy names with most votes100 namesBaby boy names with 5 letters250 namesBoy names beginning with J223 namesBaby boy names with one syllable100 namesTop 100 Filipino names100 names

Popularity James per year

Popularity of James in the U.S.A.



James62 years old   12-10
My name "James" sounds peaceful & strong, I like the name & its also my father & son's name.
James63 years old   5-05
Everyone know how to spell and pronounce but way too many unsolicited nicknames.
James21 years old   10-05
Pretty good
James35 years old   30-05
I only know 2 others with my name...
James56 years old   22-07
I go by my middle name instead because of
Family tradition.
James32 years old   14-08
It doesn't strike fear in those who don't know me.... I really wish it did
James76 years old   23-08
Vern strong
James64 years old   20-11
don't like James like jim
James57 years old   26-12
In Hawaii, the natives call back my name as Hima Laua, not sure why, This how they spell it if not given correct spelling
James64 years old   6-10
Good name
James65 years old   25-06
Great grandfather, grandfather, father, son and grandson all with the first name of James but different middle names
James34 years old   23-08
I was told that my grandfather often boasted that I was Named after his father..yet never have I found any reference to the meaning of my name!

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