James Name Meaning

Name MeaningThe name James is of Hebrew origin. The meaning of James is "supplanter". James is generally used as a boy's name. It consists of 5 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced James.
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Usage / OriginHebrew
Name Length5
Lucky Number1
Lucky ColorsYellow, Blue, White
Lucky DaysWednesday, Friday, Saturday
Lucky StonesDiamond
Lucky MetalsSilver, Copper
PopularityIn the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 4 in baby name popularity for boys with 13,525 occurrences. It ranked 3,512 in baby name popularity for girls with 44 occurrences. In contrast, the year before it ranked 4 in baby name popularity for boys with 14,291 occurrences. It ranked 2,363 in baby name popularity for girls with 77 occurrences. Want to see how James sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the James Name Popularity Page.
History & Description

James name meaning: The name James is of Hebrew origin.
The meaning of James is “supplanter”.
James is generally used as a boy’s name.
It consists of 5 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced James.

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James is an anglicized form of the Latin Iacomus, a variant of Iacobus (the basis for Jacob) , which is a form of the Greek New Testament name Iakobos, itself a form of the Hebrew Old Testament name Yaakov.
In English, the names Jacob and James were originally considered distinct, but in other languages, such as French, no distinction was ever made.
In the New Testament, the name was borne by two apostles, Saint James the Greater and James the Lesser.
In Britain, the name James has long been a royal one.
In use since the 13th century, the name became more popular in Scotland where it has long been associated with the Scottish House of Stewart.
James falls into the classic name category.
Some famous bearers of this name include: James A. Garfield, and James Augustus Grant.

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