He Who Supplants

James Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \j(a)-mes\
Number in U.S 👶 5,200,000
Rate in 2021 12
Numerology 🔢 3
Name origin 🌍 English , Hebrew

Meaning of James

The name James has an interesting history, including the fact that it’s actually a translation of another super common and famous “J” name for boys: Jacob. In fact, the meaning of the both is the same “supplanter” or substitute and it's roots comes from the original Hebrew word for Jacob.

Because of this 

translation , James is a Biblical name. 

James has an Scottish roots too, and because of that its also has a royal connotation and became more widely popularized when King James VI took over the throne in the 17th century.

acording to SSA data base James was No.1 in U.S. name ranking from 1940 to 1952 and in competition with other royal name James has the throne of the ranking

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9/11/2022 5:55:18 AM

James is a great name, great fictional characters have the name James, James Bond, Captain James T. Kirk

9/9/2022 8:22:08 AM

throwing an H on the end of our perfectly good name ruins it! i love being named Hanna, It's uncommon and beautiful!

8/30/2022 12:20:06 AM

I named my son James after my father and we call him James, not Jim. I love it. It is a true classic!

8/16/2022 9:34:30 PM

it is ok the worst part is when people call me jim

8/4/2022 2:01:48 PM

My name is James but instead of be called James Bond, my sister calls me James Blond

7/17/2022 12:19:12 PM

Great. I have an friend in my class named James! Good name

7/1/2022 7:26:42 AM

My ex is called james or jI'my lol so i dont like this name hahahaha

4/9/2022 4:38:24 PM

The person always augues, but usually nice to be with. Thinks She's the best.

4/1/2022 7:20:24 AM

James is a awsome name'some very important people (mostly monarchs) were named james its a timeless classic.

3/17/2022 3:10:12 AM

James is beautiful, simple and strong. I love it. It's my father's of the BEST men I have ever known. I also Have a close friend named James who is wonderful. Don't blame the name James for the poor behaviour of one Jerk!

2/22/2022 3:19:12 PM

Boys seem to do better with common names rather than creative ones. Our son's name is James, people call him Jim, JI'my or Jimbo. No one makes fun of his name.

2/12/2022 9:04:48 PM

James is my name & i think It'sounds kind of reagal & dignified the names of kings.

1/21/2022 1:48:18 PM

It IS a very common name, but It's also very classic.

1/11/2022 7:33:54 PM

James, Jim, Jimi, JI'my, Jimbo, Jimby, allused my friends, family and co-workers. A very fleixble name.

1/9/2022 4:19:30 PM

There are females named Jaquan. My name is Jaquan and I am 46 years old.

1/1/2022 11:36:00 AM

When my brother told everyone they were naming their baby James, i wasn't too excited about it. The name is becoming way too common now :(

11/23/2021 5:09:00 AM

My little cousin is named James, and it really fits him! he's so cute and mischevious, It's a really good name for him.

11/14/2021 7:57:18 AM

My son is James Eugene and I love the name James. I have 2 uncles called James, its fairly common.

10/20/2021 3:08:24 AM

James is my name & i think It'sounds kind of reagal & dignified the name of kings.

9/25/2021 5:38:42 AM

I married a James, he's Irish?? hehehe

8/28/2021 1:27:36 AM

This name has been in my husbands family for years I love it as a middle name.

8/12/2021 12:08:24 PM

I'm in love with this name, but It's too popular here! i hope the popularity dies

8/7/2021 6:47:06 AM


8/1/2021 6:12:54 AM

This is a good name. There are lots of different nicknames to change it up. My boyfriend is James Timothy. but he goes by jim james, jimmy, jt. and a few others. I think a name that you can shorten in many different ways is a good things. Its a good solid name.

7/15/2021 2:27:54 AM

My fiance and I are going to use this for our second sons middle name. It was his granfathers middle name, his dad's first name, and his middle name. We figured we could keep the name going.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name James?
The origin of the name James is English , Hebrew.
*️⃣ How many people are named James?
Almost 5200000 people are named James.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name James?
The names of John, Juan, June, Jane, Johnny