James

♂ Name James – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name James

James is a ♂ male name.

Origin of James

James is an English form of the biblical name Jacob (originally Ya’aqov / יַעֲקֹב). The spelling of James derived from the Latin variant Iacobus and the Late Latin form Iacomus.

Meaning of James

The meaning of James originally is “may God protect”. Besides, James means “holder of the heel” (from Hebrew “‘akév/עָקֵב” = heel) or “supplanter” (from Hebrew “‘akáv/עָקַב” = to follow/to supplant), because he was born grasping the heel of his first born twin brother Esau and he bought his birthright to supplant him.

Pronunciation of James

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Name Statistic: James is ranked #448 overall ↓ -12

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 807 ↓ -1
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 184 ↓ -11
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 581 ↓ -28
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 200 ↓ -13
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 974 ↓ -36
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 987 ↓ -20
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 447 ↓ -28
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 166 ↓ -12
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 496 ↓ -24
  • 🇫🇷 France: 593 ↓ -11
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 196 ↓ -14
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 104 ↑ 4
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 7725 ↑↑ 582
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 214 ↓ -12
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 274 ↑ 14
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 217 ↑ 25
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 334 ↓ -12
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 337 ↓ -20
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 218 ↓ -2

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