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Gender: F Meaning of James: "supplanter" Origin of James: Hebrew

James for a girl? Well, why not? This is one of the traditional male names most adoptable for girls -- it's already been used as a pet name for some Jamies. Now that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have chosen the name for their daughter, chances are that we'll be meeting more girls named James than ever before.

The only real argument against using James for your daughter is that it's been so widely used for so long for boys, and is more fashionable today than it's been for a couple of decades. Do you want people to do a double-take every time they hear your little girl's name? If so, James might be the choice for you, but if not, keep looking.

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Famous People Named James

Jamie King, model and actress, used to go by James
Kristen Jaymes Stewart, American actress
Jessie James Combs, daughter of Sean Combs
Mary James Marsden, daughter of James Marsden
Olivia James, daughter of Eddie Vedder
Gracie James Livingston, daughter of actress Rosemarie DeWitt
Poppy James Gavigan, daughter of Jessica Capshaw
Autumn James Hallisay, daughter of actress Jennifer Love Hewitt
Ioni James Conran, daughter of model Coco Rocha
James Olivia Fehr, daughter of Canadian actor Brendan Fehr
James Reynolds, daughter of actress Blake Lively and actor Ryan Reynolds.

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Pop Culture References for the Name James

Miss James, popular blogger of Bleubird

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