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

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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 Francis Cameron, Canadian film director
James Eugene "Jim" Carrey, Canadian actor
James Byron Casey, American football player
James Corden, English actor/writer
James Hoke Dorough, Howie Dorough's son
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 David Maslow, American actor/singer
James Maslow, actor/singer; Member of the band "Big Time Rush"
James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish mathematical physicist
James Andrew McAvoy, Scottish actor
James "Jay" McGuiness, member of the Wanted
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 "Jim" Joseph Parsons, American actor
James Patterson, American author
James Andrew Eric Phelps, British actor; twin brother Oliver Phelp
James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States
James Rainwater, American physicist and Nobel prize winner
James David Rodriguez (know as James Roday), American actor
James Rollins, American Author
James Taylor, American singer-songwriter
James Vernon Taylor, American singer
James Todd Smith, know as American rapper/actor LL Cool J
James Todd Spader, American actor
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 Yammouni, member of the Janoskians
James Paul "Paul" McCartney, English musician and former member of The Beatles
LeBron James, American basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers

Pop Culture References for the Name James

James T. Kirk, U.S.S. Enterprise Captain in show "Star Trek"
James Bond, spy in the James Bond films and books
James, character in Roald Dahl's novel James & the Giant Peach
James Potter, father of Harry Potter in "Harry Potter" series
James "Jem" Carstairs, a beautiful character from Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series
James ("Jim") Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' nemesis
James Rhodes, Marvel Comics and movies character, seen in Iron Man trilogy
James "Bucky" Barnes, Marvel Comics and movies character, seen in "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
James Sunderland, main character in the Silent Hill 2 video game
James Leary, character in video game "The Sims 3" Moonlight Bay
James Diamond, character on "Big Time Rush"
James, Victoria's stalker vampire boyfriend from Twilight series
James Trivette, character on TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger"
James "Logan" Howlett, character in X-Men movies and comics
James, A member of Team Rocket from TV show Pokemon
James "Jim" Halpert, character on TV show "The Office"
James "Jamie" Lucas Scott, character on "One Tree Hill"
James, a train from Thomas & Friends
James "Wilke" Wilkerson III, TV Character on "Switched at Birth"
James Whitlock, from the Mindbender book series by Veronica Slemp
James Diamond, TV Character from Big Time Rush
James Gatz- Jay Gatsby's real name before he changes it
James Gordon, police commissioner in the Batman series
Sargent James Byrd, anthropomorphic penguin ("Spyro the Dragon")

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)