Name
JAMES

Name JAMES

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 5,767,902 births of James in the countries below, which represents an average of 41,496 births of children bearing the first name James per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 19,766 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom James   
In Italiano Nome James   
Available variant : James-

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Information about the first name James

We celebrate James on July 25th
The first name James is listed in our categories :The first name James has been assigned to:
99.66% to boys
0.34% to girls
The country where the first name James is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 5 letters including 2 vowels and 3 consonants

Anagrams of the first name James

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of James : Jasem, Jasme, Jeams, Jesma, Sejma, Semaj

Anacyclics of the first name James

An anacyclic is a word or phrase that can be read in the normal sense of reading or in the opposite direction. Here is the list of names that are anonymous of the given name James: Semaj

James in Japanese *

Romajijeemuzu
Katakanaジェームズ
Hiraganaじぇーむず
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
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James in sign language

James in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name James

US English
Etymology src :
  • The English New Testament form of Jacob, from Middle English James, from Old French James, from Vulgar Latin Iacomus, spoken and altered pronunciation of Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Ἰακώβ (Iakṓb), from Hebrew יַעֲקֹב‎ (Yaʿăqōḇ). Doublet of Jacob.
  • See Occitan Jacme for an intermediary between Old French James and Catalan Jaume.
Anagrams src :
  • Semaj
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒeɪmz/
  • Rhymes: -eɪmz
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • James City
  • St James, St. James, St James's
Proper noun (Descendants) src :
  • → Cornish: Jammes, Jamma
  • → Fijian: Semesa
  • → Hawaiian: Kimo
  • → Irish: Séamas, Séamus, Seumas→ English: Shamus, Seamus
  • → Manx: Jayms
  • → Maori: Hemi
  • → Samoan: Semisi
  • → Scottish Gaelic: Seumas→ English: Hamish
  • → Swedish: James
  • → Welsh: Siâms
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • Jacob and its variants
  • pet forms: Jaime, Jamie, Jay, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy, Jimbo, Jem, Jemmy, Jambo, Jake
  • surname:Jameson
Middle English
Etymology src :
  • From Old French James, from Vulgar Latin Iacomus, spoken and altered pronunciation of Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Ἰακώβ (Iakṓb), from Hebrew יַעֲקֹב‎ (Yaʿăqōḇ).
Alternative forms src :
  • Ȝame, Gemes, Iam, Iames, Iamys, Iame, Ieme
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒaːməs/, /dʒaːmz/, /ˈdʒɛːm(ə)s/, /ˈdʒaːm(ə)/
Old French
Adverb src :
  • james
  • manuscript form of jamés
General
Proper noun src :
  • James
  • James the Greater or James the Less (apostles)
  • James (a male given name from Old French)
  • James (a surname)
HU Hungarian
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ ˈd͡ʒeːms]
  • Hyphenation: James
  • Rhymes: -eːms
Proper noun src :
  • James
  • James
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • jamesi
SE Swedish
Proper noun src :
  • James c (genitive James)
  • A male given name.
DK Danish
Etymology src :
  • From English James in the 19th century.
Proper noun src :
  • James
  • A male given name.
 

Popularity of the name James

Number of JAMES births per year

Total births of James by country

Births with the first name James
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2019
5,177,715
19,186
ONOntario
1913 - 2018
137,192
92
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2019
133,913
3
AUAustralia
1944 - 2019
80,604
1
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2019
52,054
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2019
49,288
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2019
29,796
0
FRFrance
1900 - 2019
25,549
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
19,697
250
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2019
19,100
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2019
7,738
14
QCQuebec
1980 - 2019
5,785
18
CHSwitzerland
1912 - 2019
2,486
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2019
2,281
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2019
1,261
0
NONorway
1945 - 2019
904
0
SESweden
1998 - 2019
879
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
545
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
420
1
DKDenmark
1985 - 2019
291
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2019
274
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
264
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
171
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
74
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2019
56
0

Total births of James by country (last available year)

Births with the first name James
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2019
13,087
24
GBUnited Kingdom
2019
2,336
0
AUAustralia
2019
761
0
NLNetherlands
2019
576
0
ONOntario
2018
540
0
IEIreland
2019
534
0
QCQuebec
2019
366
0
FRFrance
2019
361
0
BRBrazil
2010
236
4
NZNew Zealand
2019
210
0
ABAlberta
2019
144
6
BEBelgium
2019
123
0
BCBritish Columbia
2019
123
0
SESweden
2019
65
0
CHSwitzerland
2019
62
0
ITItaly
2018
52
0
DEGermany
2018
38
0
NSNew Scotland
2019
29
0
ATAustria
2018
28
0
DKDenmark
2019
19
0
ARArgentina
2015
18
0
NONorway
2019
11
0
PLPoland
2019
11
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
2
0

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Personalities with the first name James

There are 2501 personalities with the first name James


James Joyce
(James Augustine Aloysius Joyce) src

Ireland
Writer Teacher Poet Author Journalist Father Literary critic Novelist Prosaist


Jimmy Carter
(James Earl Carter, Jr.) src

United states of america
Politician Statesperson


James Cook
src

Great britain
Cartographer Naval officer Explorer Seafarer


James Madison
(James Madison, Jr.) src

United states of america
Politician Statesperson


James Watt
src

Great britain
Engineer Entrepreneur Physicist Mathematician Inventor Chemist


James Clerk Maxwell
src

United kingdom United kingdom of great britain and ireland
Photographer Engineer Physicist Mathematician Inventor University teacher Theoretical physicist


James Monroe
src

United states of america
Politician Statesperson


James Abram Garfield
src

United states of america
Politician Statesperson


James Knox Polk
src

United states of america
Lawyer Politician Farmer Statesperson Slave holder


James Buchanan
(James Buchanan, Jr.) src

United states of america
Politician Statesperson



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name James
Full list of personalities with the first name James

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name James

There are 13613 actors and actresses with the first name James
James Bimby Aquino
James Malpas
James Mordaunt
James Hoban
James Leonardo Mayberry
James Carnmal
James Forde
James Lester
James Holly
James Gallagher
James Wiersum
James Storer
James Paxton
James Hawkins
James Gaisford
James Fraser
James Street
James Reid
James Calloway
James Willson
James Martin
James Stankunas
James Duke Mason
James Pinches
James Ayling
James Vass
James Mcmonagle
James Bond Singh
James Burrows
James Frecheville

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name James
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name James

Rankings of first name JAMES by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#2IE Ireland2019
#6US United State of America2019
#8NL Netherlands2019
#8NZ New Zealand2019
#10AU Australia2019
#10ON Ontario2018
#14AB Alberta2019
#15BC British Columbia2019
#18NS New Scotland2019
#18QC Quebec2019
#22GB United Kingdom2019
#79BE Belgium2019
#141CH Switzerland2019
#182SE Sweden2019
#185FR France2019
#216AT Austria2018
#232DK Denmark2019
#238DE Germany2018
#296IT Italy2018
#306PL Poland2019
#311AR Argentina2015
#334NO Norway2019
#487BR Brazil2010
#546CZ Czechoslovakia2016
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#681AB Alberta2019
#2700US United State of America2019
#10801BR Brazil2010






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