James

Pronunciation: ja-hme-hs
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern Europe

The name James is an English language given name of Hebrew origin, most commonly used for males. It has been used in England since the 13th century and became more popular in Scotland, where it was borne by several kings. The name James means "supplanter" or "replacer" and has its roots in the original Hebrew word for Jacob. The meaning of the name James is closely related to the Hebrew verb עקב (aqab), which means "to follow, to be behind" or "holder of". Additionally, the Latin name Jacomus means "may God protect". The name James has been consistently popular throughout the centuries, never falling out of the top 20 most popular names for boys in the United States since 1880. It was the top-ranked name for boys in the United States from 1940 to 1952.

James Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: James is currently #12 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: James is currently #12 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: James is currently #12 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: James is currently #12 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named James

  • James Dean: James Dean was an American actor known for his roles in "Rebel Without a Cause," "East of Eden," and "Giant." He passed away in 1955.
  • James Cameron: James Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker known for directing blockbuster films such as "Titanic," "Avatar," and "The Terminator."
  • James Franco: James Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and writer known for his roles in "127 Hours," "Spider-Man," and "The Disaster Artist."
  • James Corden: James Corden is an English actor, comedian, and television host known for hosting "The Late Late Show with James Corden."