What does James mean?

James means "Yahweh may protect"

How do we pronounce James?

James \ja-mes, jam-es\ is a boy's name. It consists of 5 letters and 1 syllable.

The baby boy name James is also used as a girl name meaning, but it is much more frequent for boys. Its pronunciation is in English as JHEYMZ 1.

1 Pronunciation for James: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"

What is the origin of James?

James is an English and Hebrew name of Hebrew origin. In addition, James is an English variant of the name name Jacob meaning (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian). The name name Jamie meaning (English) is the female equivalent of James. James is a widely used name; it has 76 variants that are used in both English and other languages.

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The following famous people share the name James:

  • Actor James Caan, born 26 March 1940, The Bronx, New York
  • Actor James Cagney, born James Francis Cagney, Jr., 17 July 1899 - 30 March 1986, New York, New York
  • Actor James Coburn, born 31 August 1928 - 18 November 2002, Laurel, Nebraska
  • Actor James Cromwell, born 27 January 1940, Los Angeles, California
  • Actor James Darren, born James William Ercolani, 8 June 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Actor James Dean, born 8 February 1931 - 30 September 1955, Marion, Indiana
  • Actor James Doohan, born 3 March 1920 - 20 July 2005, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Actor James Franco, born 19 April 1978, Palo Alto, California
  • Actor James Gandolfini, born 18 September 1961, Westwood, New Jersey
  • Actor James Garner, born James Bumgarner, 7 April 1928, Norman, Oklahoma.

List of baby names that is pronounced like James:

Jas name (Polish), Jaymes pronounciation (English), Jaymz definition, Jamse name, Jamyes definition, what does the name Jamze mean, Jankó pronounciation (Hungarian), name Janós origin (Hungarian), name Janse origin, Janz meaning of name (English), nicknames for Jenks (English), meaning of Jenx (English), Jiang name, name Jing (Chinese), nicknames for Johns (English), Jones name variations (English), nicknames for Jong (English), meaning of Joonas (Finnish), Jóhannes definition (Scandinavian), and Judg meaning of name.

The baby name James fun facts:

The name James in reverse order is "Semaj".

The numerological value of the name James is number 3, which means expression, verbalization, socialization, the arts, the joy of living.

How popular is James?

James is in the top names in USA.

Source: https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames