James (Given name)
James is a name for boys. The name is a form of Jacob and originates from English. On our website 61 people with the name James rated their name with 4.5 stars(out of 5). So they seem very satisfied! Abroad this is a perfectly fine name. James is a popular name, and holds position 6 of most popular names on facebook. A nickname for James is "Jim".
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Meaning of James
The meaning of James is: "James is an English language name for boys. It came from the Old French variation of the late Latin name 'Iacomus'. In Hebrew it is Yaʻaqov (Jacob) meaning supplanter.
James is a common name in many countries like the United States, Northern Ireland, Australia, Wales, England, etc.".
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James♂ 65 years old 12-10-2012
My name "James" sounds peaceful & strong, I like the name & its also my father & son's name.
James♂ 66 years old 5-05-2013
Everyone know how to spell and pronounce but way too many unsolicited nicknames.
James♂ 24 years old 10-05-2013
James♂ 38 years old 30-05-2013
I only know 2 others with my name...
James♂ 59 years old 22-07-2013
I go by my middle name instead because of
James♂ 35 years old 14-08-2013
It doesn't strike fear in those who don't know me.... I really wish it did
James♂ 79 years old 23-08-2013
James♂ 67 years old 20-11-2013
don't like James like jim
James♂ 60 years old 26-12-2013
In Hawaii, the natives call back my name as Hima Laua, not sure why, This how they spell it if not given correct spelling
James♂ 67 years old 6-10-2015
James♂ 68 years old 25-06-2018
Great grandfather, grandfather, father, son and grandson all with the first name of James but different middle names
James♂ 37 years old 23-08-2018
I was told that my grandfather often boasted that I was Named after his father..yet never have I found any reference to the meaning of my name!