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James (Given name)

James is a name for boys. The name is a form of Jacob and originates from English. On our website 60 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. Nicknames for James are Jim, Jimmy and Jamie.
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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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Suitable names

Suitable names for a brother of James are: Sean, Joe, Jerrold, Andrew, Angela. Suitable names for a sister of James are: Barbara, Fazaid, Kimball, Connie, Azalea. View more suitable names.

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James occurs in the following categories:
Baby boy names with 5 letters250 namesBoy names beginning with J228 namesBoy names ending in S248 namesBaby boy names with two syllables100 namesEasy to pronounce names100 namesTop 1000 Facebook names1000 names


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12 comments

James 62 years old   12-10-2012
My name "James" sounds peaceful & strong, I like the name & its also my father & son's name.
James 63 years old   5-05-2013
Everyone know how to spell and pronounce but way too many unsolicited nicknames.
James 21 years old   10-05-2013
Pretty good
James 35 years old   30-05-2013
I only know 2 others with my name...
James 56 years old   22-07-2013
I go by my middle name instead because of
Family tradition.
James 32 years old   14-08-2013
It doesn't strike fear in those who don't know me.... I really wish it did
James 76 years old   23-08-2013
Vern strong
James 64 years old   20-11-2013
don't like James like jim
James 57 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 64 years old   6-10-2015
Good name
James 65 years old   25-06-2018
Great grandfather, grandfather, father, son and grandson all with the first name of James but different middle names
James 34 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!

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