James Name Meaning
What does James Mean?
James Name Gender : Boy Names
James Name Origin : The origin of the name James is English baby names
Meaning Of James : James name meaning is and Scottish form of the name borne in the New Testament by two of Christ`s disciples, James son of Zebedee and James son of Alphaeus. This form comes from Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Iacobus, Latin form of the New Testament Greek name Iakobos. This is the same name as Old Testament JACOB (Hebrew Yaakov). For many centuries now it has been thought of in the English-speaking world and elsewhere as a distinct name, but in some other cultures, e.g. French, no distinction is made. In Britain, James is a royal name that from the beginning of the 15th century onwards has been associated particularly with the Scottish house of Stewart: James I of Scotland (1394-1437; ruled 1424-37) was a patron of the arts and a noted poet, as well as an energetic monarch. King James VI of Scotland (1566-1625; reigned 1567-1625) succeeded to the throne of England in 1603. His grandson, James II of England (1633-1701; reigned 1685-8) was a Roman Catholic, deposed in 1688 in favour of his Protestant daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange. From then on he, his son (also called James), and his grandson Charles (`Bonnie Prince Charlie`) made various unsuccessful attempts to recover the English throne. Their supporters were known as Jacobites (from Jacobus, Latin form of James), and the name James became for a while particularly associated with Roman Catholicism on the one hand, and Highland opposition to the English government on the other. It is now widely used by people of many different creeds and nationalities. Cognates: French: JACQUES. Italian: Giacomo. Spanish: Jaime. Catalan: Jaume. Galician: Xaime. Irish: Seamas, Seamus, Seumas, Seumus (Gaelic); Shamus (Anglicized). Scottish: Seumas (Gaelic); HAMISH (Anglicized). Cornish: Jago. See also JEM. Short form: English: Jim. Pet form: English, Scottish: Jimmy, Jimmie. Feminine form: Scottish: Jamesina. See also JAMIE.
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Etymology of the name James
Masculine proper name, name of two of Christ's disciples, late 12c. Middle English vernacular form of Late Latin Jacomus (source of Old French James, Spanish Jaime, Italian Giacomo), altered from Latin Jacobus (see Jacob). The Welsh form was Iago, the Cornish Jago. Fictional British spy James Bond dates from 1953, created by British author Ian Fleming (1908-1964), who plausibly is said to have taken the name from that of U.S. ornithologist James Bond (1900-1989), an expert on Caribbean birds.
noun : James, James IV (a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513))
noun : James, James II (the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701))
noun : James, James I, King James, King James I (the first Stuart to be king of England and Ireland from 1603 to 1625 and king of Scotland from 1567 to 1625; he was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and he succeeded Elizabeth I; he alienated the British Parliament by claiming the divine right of kings (1566-1625))
noun : James, Jesse James (United States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882))
noun : James, William James (United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910))
noun : James, Henry James (writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916))
noun : James, Saint James, St. James, Saint James the Apostle, St. James the Apostle ((New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament)
noun : James, James River (a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads)
noun : James, James River (a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri)
noun : Epistle of James, James (a New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle)
Popularity of the name James
For U.S. births in 2015, the number of births with name James is 14705, representing about 0.831107 percent of all male births in 2015. See interactive baby names map for James name popularity by states.
- United States : Rank #9
- England and Wales : Rank #9
- Ireland : Rank #2
- Scotland : Rank #2
- Canada : Rank #12
- Australia : Rank #5
- New Zealand : Rank #3
- Netherland : Rank #75
- Norway : Rank #393
- France : Rank #732
- Austria : Rank #197
Notable people with the name James
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- James Cook, 1728, EXPLORER
- James Watt, 1736, INVENTOR
- James Joyce, 1882, WRITER
- James, son of Alphaeus, 1 B.C., RELIGIOUS FIGURE
- James Clerk Maxwell, 1831, PHYSICIST
- James Prescott Joule, 1818, PHYSICIST
- James Dean, 1931, ACTOR
- James Brown, 1933, SINGER
- James the Just, 20 B.C., RELIGIOUS FIGURE
- James Monroe, 1758, POLITICIAN
- James Madison, 1751, POLITICIAN
- James II of England, 1633, POLITICIAN