James Origin and Meaning

The name James is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "supplanter".
James for a girl? Believe it or not, this is one of the boy names for girls" gaining a lot of attention these days, since Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds shocked the world by choosing it for their eldest daughter in 2014 (after his late father).

Since then, it's become something of a celebrity baby middle name du jour, with high-profile parents including Coco Rocha, Kristin Cavallari, Nev Schulman and Brandon Jenner all having daughters with James in the middle spot.

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Famous People Named James

  • AnoukJames Christiansen, British Child Actress and Model, known for The Glass Room and The Irregulars
  • James Kingformer stage name of Jamie King, American model and actress
  • James KicinskiMcCoy aka Miss James, American blogger of Bleubird
  • James Olivia Fehr (b. 2008)daughter of actor Brendan Fehr
  • James Reynolds (b. 2014)daughter of actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds