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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.".


58 people with the name James voted on their name. Please vote on your name too.
Easy to write:5
Easy to remember:5
English pronunciation:5
Opinion foreigners:4

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James occurs in the following categories:
Names with most votesNames with 5 lettersNames beginning with JNames with one syllablePopular names in United States(America)

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Popularity of James in the U.S.A.



James (61 years old) 2012-10-12
My name "James" sounds peaceful & strong, I like the name & its also my father & son's name.
James (62 years old) 2013-05-05
Everyone know how to spell and pronounce but way too many unsolicited nicknames.
James (20 years old) 2013-05-10
Pretty good
James (34 years old) 2013-05-30
I only know 2 others with my name...
James (55 years old) 2013-07-22
I go by my middle name instead because of
Family tradition.
James (31 years old) 2013-08-14
It doesn't strike fear in those who don't know me.... I really wish it did
James (75 years old) 2013-08-23
Vern strong
James (63 years old) 2013-11-20
don't like James like jim
James (56 years old) 2013-12-26
In Hawaii, the natives call back my name as Hima Laua, not sure why, This how they spell it if not given correct spelling
James (63 years old) 2015-10-06
Good name
James (64 years old) 2018-06-25
Great grandfather, grandfather, father, son and grandson all with the first name of James but different middle names
James (33 years old) 2018-08-24
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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