Name Meaning

James is a common royal name used in Europe and the English version of Jacob, and happens to be one of the most popular boy’s names of all time‚Äîin the top 20 for the past century. James is also one of the few truly ageless names‚Äîwhen you hear it, you don’t know whether the person referred to is five or fifty-five.


English, Hebrew


Biblical, Exotic, Shakespeare, Surname, Cute, Popular, Middle




Jimmy, Jimmie, Jim, Jamie

Famous Namesakes

Poet James Joyce, President Jimmy Carter, actor Jimmy Stewart, actor James Caan

Celebrity Babies

Son of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Son of Art Garfunkel, Son of Jon Voight, Son of Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger, Son of Rosie Pope

Popularity in 2019


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