James

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James */dʒeɪmz/ is a popular name worldwide, and the most popular name for a male in the United States. During the 1990 US Census, approximately 3.318% of males counted had the first name James. The name is derived from the Hebrew word meaning held by the heel, protected, or supplanted.

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Etymology

Came into English from the French variation Gemmes of the Late Latin Iacomus, dialect variant of Iacobus, from New Testament Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iacōbos), from Hebrew יעקב (Yaʻaqov). Cognates include Jacob.

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Famous persons with the given name James

  • Fictional characters
    • James Bond, a fictional spy featured in novels and films
    • James T. Kirk, a fictional sci-fi captain from Star Trek.


Famous persons with the family name James

Letter of James in the Bible

de:Jakobus

fr:Jacques ja:ヤコブ nl:Jacobus pl:Jakub_(imię)

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