What does James mean?
(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)
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).
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.