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The name James

A charming name for a little boy, James has that English charm that makes him irresistible. Equivalent to the french name Jacques, you are free to associate him with other first names or not. We all know the fictional character James Bond or the famous film director James Cameron.


James is a name of 5 letras that begins with the letter J and ends with the letter S. There have been 24 808 births of James since 1 900 (average of 212 / year). There were 317 named James born in 2 017. It's the year 1 960 which saw the most births of babies with this name. #6606

The name James in the world

Figures and birth trends of the first name James in the country France

24 808
births
since 1 900

317
births
in 2 017

1 960
was the peak year
of births

212
births / year
on average

Figures and birth trends of the first name James in the country United States

5 187 679
births
since 1 880

13 569
births
in 2 018

1 947
was the peak year
of births

37 866
births / year
on average

The name James has integrated well into the French landscape, judging by its popularity graphic. Indeed, even if it was a little bit unstable, James has always been used over the years since 1900. In 1960, it even reached 379 births. Currently, this name is still in vogue with 317 births registered in 2017.


James is still very popular in the United States with 13,569 births in 2018.

Etymology, origin and meaning of name James

The names Jacques, James and Jacob all come from the Hebrew radical "ya'agob". This term refers to a person who is supported or protected by God.


When do we celebrate Saint James? What day ?

The name James is celebrated on the occasion of St. James, also known as James the Major, on July 25th. This apostle of Jesus died a martyr's death around the year 44.

Personalities of the James

James attaches a great importance to the way others look at him. It seems as if he lives his life according to others. In his choices, for example, he weighs not the pros and cons, but rather what others' judgments might be about the decision he might make. This principle makes him progress quite well, but also covers his true nature. Indeed, the James that everyone knows is a model man in his behavior and style. However, some of his actions suggest the features of a person who is not as simple and open as he seems.


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