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James Name Meaning

James Boy's name meaning, origin, and popularity.


James

Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, Biblical

Pronounced: Jaymz

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning & History: English form of the Late Latin name Iacomus which was derived from Ιακωβος (Iakobos), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Ya'aqov (see JACOB).

Meaning of James: "supplanter"

English variation of Jacob, Hebrew Jame

What does James mean?

A classic boys' name derived from the Hebrew name Jacob. It means "supplanter," one who follows. In the 17th century the Scottish king James VI inherited the English throne, becoming the first ruler of all Britain, and the name became much more popular.

James: honest, benevolent, brilliant and often inventive, full of high inspirations. Courageous, honest, determined, original and creative. A leader, especially for a cause.

Shakespearean Meaning: The name James is a Shakespearean baby name. In Shakespearean the meaning of the name James is: King John' James Jurney, servant to Lady Faulconbridge. 'King Richard III' Sir James Tyrrel. 'King Richard III' Sir James Blount.

American Meaning: The name James is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name James is: King John' James Jurney, servant to Lady Faulconbridge. 'King Richard III' Sir James Tyrrel. 'King Richard III' Sir James Blount.

English Meaning: The name James is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name James is: Supplant. Replace.derived from the latin Jacomus.

The name James comes, after a very curious evolution, from the Hebrew name Jacob.