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James Name Meaning

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James name origin
The name James is derived from the same Hebrew name as Jacob, meaning "He who supplants" (in the Genesis narrative, Jacob was born grasping Esau?s heel and later bought his birthright).
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This is the name of two apostles in the New Testament. The first was Saint James the Greater, the apostle John's brother, who was beheaded by Herod Agrippa in the Book of Acts. The second was James the Lesser, son of Alphaeus. Another James (known as James the Just) is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus. From the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Iacomus, an evolution of Iacobus which is from the Ecclesiastic Iakōbos, a cognate of the Hebrew Yaakov. The name has its root in ya`aqob (supplanting, seizing by the heel). Some say Iacomus arises from an error in the tra The name James is originated from the Hebrew name Jacob, meaning He who supplants, The name came into English language from the French form of the late Latin name, Iacomus, which is a dialect variant of Iacobus, from the New Testament Greek “Iákōbos”, f Jaime is latin for James. James is the english version. Pronounced Ji-men, with a silent 'n' The name James is derived from the same Hebrew name as Jacob, meaning "He who supplants" (in the Genesis narrative, Jacob was born grasping Esau?s heel and later bought his birthright).
James Name also appears in following Origin(s): English, Hebrew, Biblical
James also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Australian, Chinese
Famous Name James
James Garvin
is a retired American basketball player.A 6'7" forward from Boston University, Garvin was selected by the Buffalo Braves in the 17th round of the 1973 NBA Draft. He played 6 games for the Braves during the 1973-74 NBA season, averaging 0.3 points and 0.8 rebounds per game. Garvin was the only player taken in the last 9 rounds of the 1973 draft who actually appeared in an NBA game.
Forrest James
is an American politician, a civil engineer, and an all-American half-back. He served two terms as the 48th Governor of Alabama, from 1979 to 1983 as a Democrat, and again from 1995 to 1999 as a Republican.
 
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