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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named James

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

A few facts about the girl's name James:

  • Records indicate that 21,914 girls in the United States have been named James since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1928, when 429 people in the U.S. were given the name James. Those people are now 92 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

    67% Approval Rating
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      4 Positive Comments

  • "We named my daughter James after my husband in 2006. Somehow it really suits her. It's tought to come up with an unusual name that doesn't sound ridiculous and made up." Feb. 23, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named my daughter James. It started out as mass confusion amoungst the family but everyone loves it now." Jul. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think james is great name! :-D 2 me its a good strong name the sounds of it inspires greatness great leaders kings in history were named james & i'm proud 2 bear it." Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have always really loved the name James, but i hate the nickname for it, "jimmy," eww" Feb. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Ugh! New brain = remove for wrong gender names like James! Yuck!" Nov. 28, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "James is a name for boys. Giving a girl the name James will confuse her." Feb. 1, 2017: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "Our Granddaughter is names Jameson Elyse. It totally suits her. Very girly." Feb. 16, 2012: Report as inappropriate

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