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Popularity
5.1m
in the U.S.
since 1880

James

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Supplanter
  • #1 All Time
  • #9 in 2014
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Boys

How popular is the name "James" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18805,949225,927#3 boy name
18815,466245,442#3 boy name
18825,910185,892#3 boy name
18835,249255,224#3 boy name
18845,726335,693#3 boy name
18855,201265,175#3 boy name
18865,384295,355#3 boy name
18874,787194,768#3 boy name
18885,607455,562#3 boy name
18895,046265,020#3 boy name
18905,130335,097#3 boy name
18914,547314,516#3 boy name
18925,420225,398#3 boy name
18935,051235,028#3 boy name
18945,135255,110#3 boy name
18955,369345,335#3 boy name
18965,235285,207#3 boy name
18975,143305,113#3 boy name
18985,350295,321#3 boy name
18994,625274,598#3 boy name
19007,286417,245#3 boy name
19014,765304,735#3 boy name
19025,622305,592#3 boy name
19035,508285,480#3 boy name
19045,882275,855#3 boy name
19056,077356,042#3 boy name
19065,945375,908#3 boy name
19076,752456,707#3 boy name
19087,044327,012#3 boy name
19097,646527,594#3 boy name
19109,258639,195#2 boy name
191110,020699,951#3 boy name
191217,7258117,644#3 boy name
191320,9269520,831#3 boy name
191426,37010726,263#3 boy name
191533,93115533,776#3 boy name
191635,73516635,569#3 boy name
191737,52218237,340#3 boy name
191842,33421242,122#3 boy name
191942,58119142,390#3 boy name
192048,16624947,917#4 boy name
192149,97923149,748#4 boy name
192250,05223949,813#4 boy name
192350,74327950,464#4 boy name
192453,21127552,936#4 boy name
192553,05236452,688#4 boy name
192653,56836053,208#3 boy name
192754,05238953,663#3 boy name
192853,17742752,750#3 boy name
192952,51339752,116#2 boy name
193054,35141853,933#2 boy name
193151,54534651,199#2 boy name
193252,24232051,922#2 boy name
193351,39829951,099#2 boy name
193454,49826254,236#2 boy name
193555,22423854,986#2 boy name
193654,90122954,672#2 boy name
193756,79825256,546#2 boy name
193859,36627459,092#2 boy name
193959,89526859,627#2 boy name
194062,73125962,472#1 boy name
194166,97425566,719#1 boy name
194277,45528277,173#1 boy name
194380,51927180,248#1 boy name
194477,18123776,944#1 boy name
194574,69624674,450#1 boy name
194687,67525087,425#1 boy name
194795,01225794,755#1 boy name
194888,84725188,596#1 boy name
194987,11325786,856#1 boy name
195086,47325286,221#1 boy name
195187,43425987,175#1 boy name
195287,34426187,083#1 boy name
195386,18323785,946#2 boy name
195486,50322686,277#2 boy name
195584,37624684,130#3 boy name
195685,10924984,860#2 boy name
195784,52328184,242#2 boy name
195878,98325278,731#3 boy name
195978,89329678,597#3 boy name
196077,16028876,872#3 boy name
196176,18228675,896#4 boy name
196272,82526272,563#4 boy name
196371,64331171,332#4 boy name
196473,36731773,050#4 boy name
196568,01030367,707#4 boy name
196665,49029765,193#3 boy name
196762,01631261,704#3 boy name
196861,04231260,730#4 boy name
196960,26932959,940#3 boy name
197062,12935461,775#3 boy name
197154,91030254,608#2 boy name
197247,38329947,084#3 boy name
197343,21331742,896#4 boy name
197441,61625141,365#5 boy name
197539,84825339,595#4 boy name
197638,56425338,311#5 boy name
197740,32427340,051#5 boy name
197840,17726939,908#5 boy name
197939,63226139,371#5 boy name
198039,58327139,312#5 boy name
198138,57427338,301#7 boy name
198239,18331638,867#6 boy name
198336,61828236,336#6 boy name
198436,08123835,843#7 boy name
198536,12728735,840#7 boy name
198634,29927334,026#7 boy name
198732,87424632,628#8 boy name
198832,73424432,490#9 boy name
198932,87117632,695#9 boy name
199032,45911532,344#8 boy name
199130,5969530,501#7 boy name
199228,5727028,502#9 boy name
199326,3247526,249#14 boy name
199424,8316724,764#14 boy name
199522,7845722,727#17 boy name
199621,2146221,152#17 boy name
199720,4414220,399#17 boy name
199819,7274519,682#18 boy name
199918,5904018,550#19 boy name
200018,0144017,974#18 boy name
200117,1084217,066#19 boy name
200216,9823116,951#18 boy name
200316,9223416,888#18 boy name
200416,5469516,451#17 boy name
200516,1462616,120#17 boy name
200616,2724616,226#16 boy name
200715,9743315,941#15 boy name
200815,1863215,154#17 boy name
200914,2265114,175#18 boy name
201013,8812913,852#19 boy name
201113,2573013,227#17 boy name
201213,4132813,385#14 boy name
201313,5302813,502#13 boy name
201414,3434214,301#9 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of James? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,129,096 babies born with the name James in the United States. That's more than enough James to occupy the country of Norway with an estimated population of 5,025,600 (as of July 27, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 5,949 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "James" was in 1947 with a total of 94,755 babies. (That's a lot of baby James)

According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "James" ranks #2 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 3,970 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1958. Across the entire United States a total of 78,983 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "James" mean?

James (Hebrew): Supplanter

The name "James" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Supplanter". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 4 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

M is for mirth, your laughter.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

S is for sensible, the practical side.

Your name in reverse order is "Semaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Sajme". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name James popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name James in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named James

James Franco

James Franco is an actor, filmmaker, and teacher with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. James was born in 1978 as James Edward Franco in Palo Alto, California, U.S.

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Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to present. Jimmy was born in 1974 as James Thomas Fallon in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is an actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Jim was born in 1962 as James Eugene Carrey in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

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Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is a singer-songwriter, music and film producer, businessman specializing in rock, pop, classical, and electronica music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1957 to present. Paul was born in 1942 as James Paul McCartney in Liverpool, England.

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James Dean

James Dean is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1950 to 1955. James was born in 1931 as James Byron Dean in Marion, Indiana, U.S.

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James Foley

James Foley is a film director with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1984 to present. James was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Past life for James born Mar 26, 1937

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Tibet approximately on 1825. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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