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Meaning and name origin

James \j(a)-mes\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name James), is pronounced jayms. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of James is "he who supplants". From Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Iacobus, Latin form of Greek Iakobos and New Testament Greek form of the Old Testament form Jacob (Hebrew Yaakov). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, who possibly was also a cousin of Jesus. The King James Bible is named in reference to James I of England (16th-17th century). Spanish pronunciation of Jaime: (HYE-may), Scottish: (JAY-mee). See also Kimo and Santiago. A famous fictional character with this name is the British spy James Bond, created by author Ian Fleming. Writer James Joyce; actors James Mason, James Caviezel, James Gandolfini, Jimmy Stewart; entertainer Jimmy Durante; American Presidents Hames Buchanan, James Garfield, James Madison, James Polk, Jimmy Carter, James Monroe.

James has 28 variant forms: Diego, Diogo, Giacomo, Hamish, Iago, Jacob, Jacques, Jago, Jagu, Jaime, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jamey, Jame, Jameson, Jamie, Jamison, Jascha, Jayme, Jaymes, Jaymie, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jimbo, Jimmie, Jimmy and Seamus.

For more information, see also the related boy name Shamus.

There are 4 feminine forms of James: Jacqueline, Jaime, Jamesina and Jamie.


Popularity

James is a very popular first name for males (#1 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#71 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name James for boys (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of James name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name James and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Diego, Hamish, Jacob, Jacques, Jaime, Jame, James, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie, Jamison, Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy, Santiago, Seamus and Shamus. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diego, Jacob, Jacques, Jaime, Jame, James, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie, Jamison in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy, Santiago, Seamus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Diego, Hamish, Jacob, James, Jamie outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jimmy, Seamus, Shamus outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Eames, Jabes, Jamee, Jamel, Jamesie, Jamsey, Janek, Janesh, Janos, Janus and Jones. These names tend to be less commonly used than James.

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