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What does James mean?


Name:
James
Pronunciation:
\j(a)-mes\
Gender:
girl
Meaning:
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Origin:
Spanish
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Popularity

James is a very popular first name for women (#875 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#71 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

James \j(a)-mes\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name James), is a variant of Jaime (Spanish). See for meaning of James. See also Jacqueline, Jamesina and Jamie. The baby name James sounds like Jamese and Jemsa. Other similar baby names are Jamey, Jamee and Jamei. View a list of the 14 names that reference James.
Name:
James
Pronunciation:
\j(a)-mes\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
he who supplants
Origin:
Hebrew
Relate Names:
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Name Sounds Like:
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Popularity

James is a very popular first name for men (#1 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#71 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

James \j(a)-mes\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name James), is pronounced jayms. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of James is "he who supplants". Variant of Jacob. Biblical: one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, who possibly was also a cousin of Jesus. The King James Bible is named in reference to James I of England (16th-17th century). Spanish pronunciation of Jaime: (HYE-may), Scottish: (JAY-mee). See also Kimo and Santiago. Writer James Joyce; actors James Mason, James Caviezel, Jam