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James - Letter J - Boy Baby Names

In our James boy name guide we feature name meaning, origin and other useful facts.

  • James
  • Meaning: Supplanter
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Gender: Boy
  • Statistics: Since 1880, there have been roughly 5,077,291 boys given the name James. That is approximately 2.94% of the recorded babies born in the united states. The name James is most popular in California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Ohio.
  • Similar sounding names: James, Janice, Jaymes, Jennings, Jens, Jonas, Jones, Junious, Junius
  • Popularity of James:
    YearRankTotal 2012 14 13,271 2011 17 13,200 2010 19 13,824 2009 18 14,153 2008 17 15,132 2007 15 15,931 2006 16 16,223 2005 17 16,115 2004 17 16,443 2003 18 16,886 2002 18 16,946