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Name meaning James

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Meaning: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.
Gender:Male
Origin:English
Form of :Jacob
Variants:Jaimee, Jaimelynn, Jaimi, Jaimie, Jakome, Jamey, Jami, Jamia, Jamielee, Jamilyn, Jamison, Jamy, Jaymee, Jaymie, Jim, Seamus
Similar sound boys:Johannes, Jonas, Jinse, Jens, Jannes, Jense, Jannik, János
Similar sound girls:Janice, Janneke, Janouk, Janasia, Jenneke, Janis, Jinke, Janoux
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stars 57 votes
Easy to write: 5/5 stars 8 votes
Easy to remember: 5/5 stars 8 votes
Pronunciation: 5/5 stars 8 votes
English pronunciation: 5/5 stars 55 votes
Opinion foreigners: 4/5 stars 54 votes
Nicknames:Jim, Jimmy, Jamie, Jay, Jimbo, Jam, Jaimeson, Jamis, Jammy, Flash, Jt, Yamus, Jr, Arthur, Jacob, Jammers, Jay Bird, Jackie, Jgoonerz, Slim Jim More nicknames
Names of brothers:Jerrold, Michael, Eli, Drew, Faza D, Justin, Robert, Joe, Rick, John
Names of sisters:Barbara, Fazaid, Chloe, Kristen, Lily, Susanna, Leigh, Linda, Myka, Russ, Fiadh, Connie, Kathy, Joanne, Kail, Jenna, Joanna, Olivia, Diana, Virgt, Loretta, Cordelia, Erica, Alex, Adalira, Kimball, Azalea, Wodnock, Maria, Jennifer More namen
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(James is used in the Netherlands 2467 times as a boys name, and 5 is a girls name.)

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Comments by James


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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