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    Name: James

    Origin and Meaning of the Name James

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    Gender:

    Boy

    Origin:

    Hebrew

    Meaning:

    Supplanter

    Origin:

    English

    Meaning:

    Supplanter

    Pronunciation:

    (JAYMZ)   [Guide]

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    Biblical Names, Jewish Names, Literary Characters Names, Saints Names, Australian Names, Canadian Names, New Zealand Names, British Names, Christian Names, American Names, English Names, Hebrew Names, Middle Names, Bible Names, Popular Names, Twilight Names, President Names, Harry Potter Names

    Used in:

    English and Hebrew speaking countries

    Additional info:

    There are many saints called James, the most famous being Saint James the Elder, one of the Apostles. As a common name it has many namesakes, such as the author James Joyce or the fictional British spy James Bond ("007"). The name has been used for royalty: James has been the name of two Kings of England (James I ruled from 1603-1625, and James II from 1685-1688). In the UK James was the sixth most popular name for boys in 2006; it ranked 16th in the US in the same year.

    James is the title character in Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach".

    James has been the name of six US Presidents: James Madison, James Monroe, James K. Polk, James Buchanan, James Garfield, and James "Jimmy" Carter. It is the most popular first name for US Presidents.

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    (Source: U.S. SSA)
    The name meaning of James and the name origin of James have been reviewed by our name experts.
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