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Gender: M Meaning of James: "supplanter" Origin of James: English variation of Jacob, Hebrew James's Popularity in 2013: #13

James is one of the classic Anglo-Saxon names, a stalwart through the ages, which is more popular and --yes--stylish than ever today. It recently came out Number 1 in a poll of America's favorite boys' baby names.

James is biblical (the name of two apostles in the New Testament), royal (kings of both England and Scotland), presidential (with more U.S. Chief Executives named James (6) than any other name), and it is shared by countless great writers and entertainers. James is still in the Top 20 and a current favorite among fashionable parents looking for a baby name that has both style and substance.

There are fewer Jimmys, Jimbos or even Jamies these days: the most fashionable form of the name is James itself. Several stylish celebrities have chosen it in recent years for their sons, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Liz Phair, Colin Farrell and Isaac Hanson, while Brendan Fehr thought out of the box and named his daughter James.

James has some interesting foreign variations: Diego and Jaime (Spanish), Jacques (French), Giacomo (Italian), Hamish (Scottish), Jaako (Finnish), Seamus (Irish), Jaap (Dutch) and Jago (Cornish).

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Famous People Named James

James Joseph Brown, American singer
James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States
James Byron Dean, American actor
James Eugene "Jim" Carrey, Canadian actor
James Byron Casey, American football player
James Corden, English actor/writer
James Child Drury, Jr., American actor
James Andrew Duggar, the Duggars' 13th child
James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon, American actor/comedian
James Edward Franco, American actor
James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist
James Galway, flutist
James Abram Garfield, 20th President of the United States
James Garner, American actor
James "Jimi" Hendrix, American singer
James Maury "Jim" Henson, American puppeteer
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, Irish novelist and poet
James "Jamie" Harvey Kennedy, American actor/comedian
James Martin Lafferty, American actor
James Hiroyuki Liao, American television, film & theater actor
James Madison, 4th president of the United States
James Marlowe, American actor and singer
James Paul Marsden, American actor
James Marsters, American actor
James Maslow, actor/singer; Member of the band "Big Time Rush"
James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish mathematical physicist
James Andrew McAvoy, Scottish actor
James Daniel McVey - lead guitarist for The Vamps
James Monroe, 5th President of the United States
James Spence Monroe (1799-1801), son of James & Elizabeth Monroe
James Morrison, English singer
James "Murr" Murray from TV's Impractical Jokers
James Patrick "Jimmy" Page, musician from Led Zeppelin
James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States
James Rainwater, American physicist and Nobel prize winner
James Righton, member of the British band, Klaxons
James Rollins, American Author
James Taylor, American singer-songwriter
James Todd Smith, know as American rapper/actor LL Cool J
James David Van Der Beek, American actor
James Wilkie, Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker's son
James Alexander Philip Theo Windsor, Viscount Severn
James Wolfe, British war hero
James Paul "Paul" McCartney, English musician and former member of The Beatles
LeBron James, American basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers
James David (Roday) Rodriguez, American Actor
James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart, American actor

Pop Culture References for the Name James

James "Jimmy" Isaac Neutron, protagonist of Jimmy Neutron : Boy Genius
James Bond, spy character created by Ian Fleming
James Tiberius Kirk, captain in the Star Trek series
"James & the Giant Peach," novel by Roald Dahl, movie and main character
James Potter, father of Harry James Potter and grandfather of James Sirius Potter in the Harry Potter series
James "Jem" Carstairs, character in Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series
James "Jim" Moriarty, nemesis in the Sherlock Holmes series
James Rhodes, character in the Iron Man series
James "Bucky" Barnes, character in the Captain America series
James Sunderland, main character in video game "Silent Hill"
James Leary, character in video game "The Sims 3: Moonlight Bay"
James Diamond, character on TV's "Big Time Rush"
James, character in the Twilight series
James Trivette, character on TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger"
James "Logan" Howlett, character in the X-Men series
James, member of Team Rocket in the Pokemon series
James "Jim" Halpert, character on TV's "The Office"
James "Jamie" Lucas Scott, character on TV's "One Tree Hill"
James, a train on TV's "Thomas & Friends"
James "Wilke" Wilkerson III, Character on TV's "Switched at Birth"
James Whitlock, character in the Mindbender series by Veronica Slemp
James Stark, character in the 'House of Night' series by PC Cast
James Gatz, birth name of Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"
James Gordon, police commissioner in the Batman series
James Byrd, penguin in "Spyro the Dragon" video games
James Walsham, main character in G. A. Henty's, With Wolfe in Canada

Jaimes, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jamesie, Jameson, Jamesy, Jamey, Jamez, Jameze, Jamies, Jamison, Jamse, Jamyes, Jamze, Jas, Jasha, Jay, Jayines, Jaymes, Jaymie, Jaymz, Jem, Jemes, Jim, Jiminy, Jimmy, Jocko

James's International Variations

Hagop (Armenian) Jago (Cornish) Jaap (Dutch) Jacque, Jacques (French) Shamus, Shay, Séamas, Seumus, Shamas (Irish) Giacomo (Italian) Hamish, Seumas, Jock, Jamie (Scottish) Diego, Yago, Santiago, Jaime, Iago (Spanish)

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