Boy names: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Girl names: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Name: 

James

... as a boy's name

Similar Names
Other Boy's names close to this one:
James ... (Compare Trend)
Janice ... (Compare Trend)
Jaymes ... (Compare Trend)
Jens ... (Compare Trend)
Jonas ... (Compare Trend)
Jones ... (Compare Trend)
Junious ... (Compare Trend)
Junius ... (Compare Trend)

Boy or Girl?
Wonder if James is more popular for boys or girls?

Search Other Sites
James on the Web
Note: Links take you to other websites, and off of BabyNamesHub.com
Wikipedia
James on Wikipedia
Movies
James on IMDB
Google
Search | News | Images | Maps

James, is that you? We're adding pictures to the site for every name. If your name is James submit your photo so other people can see what James looks like! (Or you can browse photos already submitted.)

Minimum width and height is 100 pixels. Submissions subject to our Terms of Use.

Step 1.      Step 2.

User-Submitted Photos of James

     


Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named James

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named James in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name James:

  • Records indicate that 5,072,769 boys in the United States have been named James since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1947, when 94,480 people in the U.S. were given the name James. Those people are now 69 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

    Comments about the name James

    93% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      38 Positive Comments

  • "My middle name is James and I almost switched it to my called name in HS. I also gave my son the middle name James. I definitely love it." May. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Name my son James!! After his dad. Love that name!! Strong boys name. Full name is James Anthony Sharp. No question ask!! I hate the unisex names!! Drives me bananas!! For example Payton!! really!! Well, it's up to the parents." Nov. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little cousin is named James, and it really fits him! He's so cute and mischevious, it's a really good name for him." Mar. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it! My son James is named after my dad, James. Had to decided if we'd go with Jamie. Seems weird at first not to hae a cute name with a cute baby. Sticking with James." Jan. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name and I love it. It ahs been passed down in my family, a house of nobility, for 1000+ years. What I can't believe is that you guys don't have the "Origins" of this name! It is of English origin. Variant of Jacob (Hebrew) "he who supplants"" Jan. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Boy coming in March, thinking either James Asher Prince, or James Addison, or Anthony.... not sure yet, throw me a lil input please :D" Dec. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby is going to be named Oliver James. I just love that name and it has been in my family for generations. I kinda wish it was less popular though. But it sure is regal." Dec. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is James David. Its a great name. My Scottish relatives call me Jimmy. Ive been called, J, Jam, Jimmy etc." Aug. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is James Eugene and I love the name James. I have 2 uncles called James, its fairly common." Jun. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I only know one guy with this name, and he goes by Jimmy. But personally, I love the name James. (not Jimmy, Jim, or any other nicknames though) I think it sounds smart and strong and beautiful and old-fashioned. Just an opinion. =)" Dec. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my best friend is James...he is always given the name Jim-Jim or Jam Jar which is always good for a laugh" Nov. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friends name is James and i think it's a GREAT name and it suits him perfectly it dosent describe him ( i would describe him as funny [he has a great giggle] and quite popular) but it fits him perfectly (i have always observed that most James's have blond hare" Sep. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friends name is James and i think it's a GREAT name and it suits him perfectly it dosent describe him ( i would describe him as funny [he has a great giggle] and quite popular) but it fits him perfectly (i have always observed that most James's have blond hare" Sep. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name James. It is the name I gave my youngest son and it suits him very well. He is not Jim or Jimmy, he's James. Although I did call him Jaimie (hi-me) Doodle when he was a little guy. His grandpa calls him by his initials, J.D. I think the name is strong, mature and dignified and will look perfect on a desk nameplate. :-)" Jun. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name James, I used to go out with a guy named James in my younger days and his name was also James, I found it really easy to say and very classical, He really loved his name and so did I. James ++ Dylan PERFECT" May. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name James. A real proper boys name. My 10 month old son is called James William. It is classic as well as cool. James Stewart, James Brown and ofcourse James Bond! It's very popular here in England, I know lots of James' old and young." Sep. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "James is a awsome name some very important people (mostly monarchs) were named james its a timeless classic." Jul. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "James is a awsome name some very important people (mostly monarchs) were named james its a timeless classic." Jul. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like it - english sounding and classic. but sounds a little too common for me to choose for next baby." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well, my name is james and so far it has prooved me well. the only sorta downside is that it is only one syllable, which means that nicknames are sorta pointless, i mean i get jamesey and jimmy james but if u thought about it the proper name would be jam... the name james rocks my socks!!alrite thats all im gonna say." Apr. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "James is my name & i think it sounds kind of reagal & dignified the name of kings." Apr. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "James is my name & i think it sounds kind of reagal & dignified the names of kings." Apr. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name. Everyone calls me Jim, initially though... but I go by James." Dec. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my dads name. everybody calls him Jim. But, listen to this, our last name is Smith!! he is a Jim Smith" Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Very strong. A little less common than John and more sophisticated sounding. I'm a pretty regular guy and prefer to be called Jim, like my dad and his dad who's name was actually Joseph. If your last name allows, "JJ" are great initials and make a good nickname too." Sep. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "James is obviously one of the most user friendly names in the language. But, for some reason people seem to have a problem getting it right. When I go to order, they often get it wrong. I can't explain it." Jul. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Classic name that commands respect. Not a fan of Jim though. The name is James." Jul. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "James, Jim, Jimi, Jimmy, Jimbo, Jimby, allused my friends, family and co-workers. A very fleixble name." May. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "the persaon i love is called james and i think it is the best name ever" Apr. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Used to be Jimmy, now it's always Jim with a capital "J". Great Name." Apr. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boy friend has the name! I love it I think it is a great name!" Mar. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Boys seem to do better with common names rather than creative ones. Our son's name is James, people call him Jim, Jimmy or Jimbo. No one makes fun of his name." Mar. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "james - jimmy - jim - jimbo .. I love it.. a name to fit every occassion!!" Feb. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is JAMES AND my last name starts with a T soo everybody calls me jt" Dec. 1, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like this name because its my dads name?and my friends name?" Dec. 1, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its flexible; "James" (as in my artistic name), "Jim" for friends, "Jimbo for more familar and given my last name begins with "B" I am sometimes called "JB"." Aug. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY name, although most people call me jimmy or jim. Dunno why" Jun. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "A fine name, Now used as James. Used to be Jim. Associated with "Drive, James"" Jun. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "Double down on the burn cloud fool or the smoke dragon and the posse shall smote the likes of the side of the pavement into people named Dr Smith." Jun. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Far too common. Also, if a name has five letters and still manages to have one measly syllable it will get repetitive to the point of ridiculousness." Jun. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My ex is called james or jimmy lol so i dont like this name hahahaha" May. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      17 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is James Weldon Warner and I have always received compliments on my full name which I love. I thank my parents all the time for my name." Jul. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "For my first son James was the only name we wanted to call him. We thought we'd call him Jimmy but one time the midwife called him Jamesy and the nickname just stuck. So he's either James or Jamesy or any number of other names ie, cutie, sweetie, baby, bub, etc etc etc..." Apr. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know four different James'! We usually just call them by their initial like JJ, JP, JB, JK. So confusing sometimes!" Apr. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Remember! Only great people have the name James. Examples: James Bond, Cpt. James Kirk, James Earl Jones, James Buchanan. James Garfield, James Madison, James Monroe, James Polk and James Biggers to just nmae a few." Nov. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Throughout all the years of school and even into college, I have had to state that my name is James, not Jim or Jimmy. James is an awesome name! Keep it =)" Sep. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm in love with this name, but it's too popular here! i hope the popularity dies down...lol" Apr. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is ok the worst part is when people call me jim" Nov. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "( comment to below from same person as below) also if you friends last name begins with J it makes a great nick name -JJ" Sep. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "( comment to below from same person as below) also if you friends last name begins with J it makes a great nick name -JJ" Sep. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my best friends name is James. We call him Jimmy for short.....but sometimes he tries to tell me that his real name is Jimmothy......what a wierdo" Aug. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its very classy and royal. Very interesting, indeed." Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It IS a very common name, but it's also very classic." Jul. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is James. Until I started Year 8 (or in America, whichever grade you turn 13 in) I was known as Jamie because for some ridiculous reason my mum decided to call me Jamie and forget James, but it was too confusing for people, so when I moved schools I went with James. There are 4 James's out of 75 boys in my year... kind of common name!" Mar. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My dad's, James, an entrepreneur, so he is like a business man and his name fits him well. But it's funny when we visit his godchild and she calls him "Uncle Jimmy". It makes me crack up in my mind every time." Mar. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "There are 7 students named James at my school but I am the only one who has it as his FIRST name. (My best friend is Mark James). I hate being called Jamie or Jim!" Mar. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend at work is named James. He's a security guard and always displays such strength and a stong chacter. Some call him 'James I' or the 'Tall good-looking James' but I prefer to call him Jamie-Jamerson. It just suits him ;)" Nov. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is James but instead of be called James Bond, my sister calls me James Blond" Jul. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate



    What do you think about the name James?

    Rate the name "James":

    If this is your name, or the name of someone you know, tell us about your experiences with this name. Do people often pronounce or spell it wrong? What is the correct way to say this name? Do you meet many others with the same name? Share your experience with the name "James":



    Send This Page to a Friend
    Note: BabyNamesHub.com will not use these addresses for any other purpose.
    (Send to) Friend's email address:
    (Sent from) Your email address:
    Personal Message
    (Optional, and any HTML will be removed):

  • new