James is a ♂ male name.
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.
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.
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