James

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

James is a ♂ male name.

Origin of James

James is the English form of the biblical name Jacob (originally Ya’aqov / יַעֲקֹב).

Meaning of James

The meaning of James is “may God protect” and “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.

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Name Statistic: James is ranked #436 overall

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  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 173
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 553
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 187
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 938
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 967
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 419
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 154
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 472
  • 🇫🇷 France: 582
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 182
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 108
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 8307
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 202
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 288
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 242
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 322
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 317
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 216

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