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Personality No. 6. People with the name James are loving & domestic. They love tranquility & comfort. They are artistic & likes quality. They work well with others & love to discuss things. Person with name James having 6 as Personality number love music, tidiness & attires. They are confident & also a good healer. They are charming, intelligent, serene, generous & co-operative.
Variant Baby Names of James:

Diego, Jacob, Jago, Jaime

Rhyming Names of James: 
James with popular Hebrew Surnames:

James Peres,   James Scharf,   James Ridder


The masculine name James is the English version of the Late Latin name lacomun that was derived from Iakobos. This was the Geek version of the Hebrew name Jacob from the New Testament. The name Jacob ultimately means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Whereas the name Jim is just the Medieval diminutive of James.

The masculine name Jame was used since the 13th century throughout England. Even though it was more common in Scotland, where it was given to several kings. 

More About Hebrew Name : James

  • 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).

Famous Name James

  • James Lesure

    is an American actor who portrays Mike Cannon on the TV series Las Vegas. His previous roles including playing Mel Ellis on For Your Love series and made a brief cameo in the horror sequel, The Ring 2. He is also known for his guest appearances on many di


  • Albert James

    was an Australian politician. He was born in Collie, Western Australia, the son of Rowley James, a future Labor member for Hunter in the Australian House of Representatives. Albert was educated at state schools in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales. He was a po


James Name also appears in following Origin(s): English, Hebrew, Biblical

James also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Hawaiian, Australian, Chinese, Danish

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  • What does the name James mean? :

    Baby boy name meaning Supplanter in Hebrew. James also named in American, Hawaiian, Australian, Chinese, Danish for boy . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of boy name James. What does the name James mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name James. History of name and famous personality with James will help to update our database and other website users.

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