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James Meaning, Pronunciation & Popularity

Apr 4, 2024 👁️ 44 Views 🤍 Save

James is derived from the Hebrew name Ya'aqov, meaning 'supplanter' or 'one who follows'. It is also a common name in the Bible, being one of the twelve apostles of Jesus.

James also means "Supplanter, Jimmy, Variant of Jacob, Holds the Heel, He who Supplants, A Cheerful, Great, Lovable".

The name James's origin is Hebrew.

James is a Male name primarily used as a First Name.

James is commonly found in United States of America, United Kingdom (UK), Nigeria, and 98 more countries.

James Pronunciation

Pronounce James as JH EY M Z.

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James Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name James is recorded 364,407 times globally, ranking it as the 80th most common name worldwide..

James is most prevalent in United States of America, with 117,021 occurrences, making it the 12th most popular name in the country.

In United Kingdom (UK), the name James is found among 1 in every 5 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

List of countries the name James is found

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United States of America#121 : 15
United Kingdom (UK)#41 : 5
Nigeria#261 : 55
South Africa#501 : 154
Colombia#2451 : 115
Ireland#61 : 8
Canada#151 : 35
France#4311 : 165
Malaysia#781 : 255
Saudi Arabia#5771 : 511
Singapore#141 : 109
Italy#7891 : 315
Hong Kong#911 : 114
Peru#3601 : 280
Ghana#231 : 55
United Arab Emirates#2421 : 373
Philippines#41 : 103
Brazil#7701 : 562
Qatar#1231 : 338
China#331 : 104
Netherlands#6441 : 273
Mexico#1,1011 : 662
Kuwait#2201 : 476
Spain#9001 : 497
Chile#6341 : 477
Oman#4241 : 528
Taiwan (Province of China)#81 : 183
Algeria#1,1511 : 1,121
Costa Rica#2281 : 120
Cameroon#2461 : 366
Belgium#5921 : 288
Germany#7661 : 382
Morocco#1,4891 : 1,103
India#8331 : 955
Sudan#9811 : 1,488
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)#6841 : 555
Switzerland#4601 : 324
Panama#3891 : 365
Egypt#5,1671 : 4,489
Bahrain#2731 : 577
Turkey#2,6651 : 2,290
Bangladesh#1,0961 : 1,199
Malta#231 : 55
Namibia#731 : 325
Russian Federation#1,5761 : 1,071
Iraq#3,9011 : 3,362
Macao#961 : 303
Jamaica#1591 : 235
Tunisia#1,8651 : 1,749
Mauritius#3161 : 391
Guatemala#8081 : 775
Japan#2121 : 335
Israel#2,2441 : 1,209
Sweden#4981 : 368
Palestine, State of#2,0701 : 1,292
Libya#1,8701 : 2,764
Botswana#971 : 393
Lebanon#1,0951 : 952
Finland#7241 : 603
Iran (Islamic Republic of)#1,5101 : 987
Norway#4171 : 445
Denmark#4381 : 486
Austria#7661 : 637
Portugal#9121 : 938
Czechia#5991 : 454
Brunei Darussalam#581 : 518
Greece#6921 : 789
Poland#7921 : 684
Kazakhstan#3,3031 : 2,367
Luxembourg#3531 : 403
Argentina#1,8141 : 2,426
Ecuador#5171 : 699
Cyprus#2251 : 369
Yemen#5,0211 : 9,055
Haiti#61 : 146
Indonesia#2461 : 719
Albania#1,3181 : 1,088
Jordan#4,1231 : 5,397
Syrian Arab Republic#8,2571 : 9,340
Maldives#831 : 668
Angola#1,0211 : 5,531
Puerto Rico#4521 : 658
Afghanistan#1,9731 : 2,820
Korea (Republic of)#5651 : 749
Croatia#1,1451 : 1,092
Uruguay#2,3951 : 3,654
Hungary#9231 : 1,735
Slovenia#1,4031 : 1,392
Bulgaria#2,4331 : 2,194

List of countries the name James is rarely found

  • Burundi:11 occurrences
  • Georgia:10 occurrences
  • Iceland:10 occurrences
  • Lithuania:10 occurrences
  • Estonia:9 occurrences
  • Fiji:9 occurrences
  • Serbia:6 occurrences
  • Azerbaijan:4 occurrences
  • Ethiopia:3 occurrences
  • Honduras:2 occurrences
  • Turkmenistan:2 occurrences
  • Djibouti:1 occurrences

James popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name James from 1980 to 2022, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name James

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  • James "Honest Dick" Tate
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  • James "J.T." Taylor
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  • James "Quick" Parker
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  • James "Red" Duke
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  • James "Scotty" Philip
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  • James "Spanish" Blake
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  • James "Stump" Johnson
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  • James "Sugar Boy" Crawford
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  • James "T" Jones
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  • James "Thunderbird" Davis
    James "Thunderbird" Davis is a Singer from US.
  • James "Tootie" Hogan
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  • James & Ernie
    James & Ernie is a Journalist.
  • James 'Chick' Doyle
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  • James 'Kimo' Wills
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  • James (Jack) Cummins
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  • James (Mac) Hyman
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  • James (Malayalam actor)
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  • James (musician)
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  • James A Dinsmoor
    James A Dinsmoor is a Psychologist from US.
  • James A. A. Pierre
    James A. A. Pierre is a Judge from Liberia.
  • James A. Abrahamson
    James A. Abrahamson is a Officer from US.
  • James A. Adkins
    James A. Adkins is a Militar from US.
  • James A. Allison
    James A. Allison is a Entrepreneur from US.
  • James A. Andersen
    James A. Andersen is a Politician from US.
  • James A. Baffico
    James A. Baffico is a Screenwriter from US.
  • James A. Baker (born 1821)
    James A. Baker (born 1821) is a Lawyer from US.
  • James A. Baker (born 1857)
    James A. Baker (born 1857) is a Lawyer from US.
  • James A. Baker (justice)
    James A. Baker (justice) is a Justice from US.
  • James A. Baker Jr.
    James A. Baker Jr. is a Bank from US.
  • James A. Baldwin
    James A. Baldwin is a Basket from US.
  • James A. Banks
    James A. Banks is a Academic from US.
  • James A. Barber
    James A. Barber is a Campaign from US.
  • James A. Barcia
    James A. Barcia is a Politician from US.
  • James A. Barclay
    James A. Barclay is a Golf from Canada.
  • James A. Barker
    James A. Barker is a Politician from US.
  • James A. Barlow
    James A. Barlow is a Geologist from US.
  • James A. Bayard (elder)
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  • James A. Bayard Jr.
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  • James A. Beaty Jr.
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  • James A. Beckel Jr.
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  • James A. Beckford
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  • James A. Bell
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