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James (girl)

What does James mean?

James Pronunciation of James [james] as a name for girls (also used more widely as boys' name James) is of Spanish origin. James is an alternate spelling of Jaime (Spanish). See also Jacqueline, Jamesina and Jamie.


5 alternative forms via Jaime: Jamee, Jamey, Jamie, Jayme and Jaymee.

15 masculine forms: Diego, Giacomo, Hamish, Iago, Jacques, Jago, Jaime, Jamie, Jascha, Jem, Jim, Kimo, Santiago, Seamus and Shamus.

Creative forms:
(female) Jemes, Jumes, ..

(male) Jaman, Jave, ..

Middle name pairings:
James Anika (J.A.), ..

How popular is James?

James is a very popular first name for females (#875 out of 4276, Top 20%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#80 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

James reached its peak rank of #379 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of James name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of James outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Jacqueline (#258 the previous year), Jaime, Jamee, Jamey, Jamie (#498), Jayme and Jaymee are the prominent varying forms of James listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of James reached its most widespread in the 1980s (median #856) and is now much lower (#1594, 91% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of James, Jacqueline, Jaime, Jamee, Jamey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamie, Jayme, Jaymee in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jamie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Jacee, Jacey, Jade, Jadee, Jaden, Jae, Jael, Jaimee, Jaimey, Jalea, Jama, Jamei, Jameka, Jamela, Jamese, Jamesha, Jami, Jamia, Jances, Jane, Janea, Janee, Janel, Janess, Janet, Janey, Janis, Jas, Jaye and Jayel. These names tend to be less frequently used than James.

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