James Name Meaning & Origin

James

Pronunciation: JAYMZ (key)

Origin of the name James:

From the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Iacomus, an evolution of Iacobus which is from the Ecclesiastic Iakōbos, a cognate of the Hebrew Yaakov. The name has its root in ya`aqob (supplanting, seizing by the heel). Some say Iacomus arises from an error in the transcription of manuscripts from the Greek to the Latin by an early monk. Short: Jim. Pet: Jamie, Jimmy.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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My first and middle names are James Kenneth. My great grandfather used to call me Jake. Then I found out about another person also named James Kenneth who actually went by Jake. It's pretty cool that actually, the first 2 letters of James are JA, and the first 2 letters of Kenneth are KE. Put them together and you get JAKE.

My nephew Kieran's middle name is James after his great grandad who sadly died of a brain tumor 9 years before he was born. My nephew knows that he was named after his great grandad and is very proud of it!

My dad's name is James and so is his dad's name. My grandfather goes by "Big Jim" and my dad goes by "Jimmy"

My dad’s name is James Stewart and I have two uncles named Ryan James and Kenneth James.

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Jaime
Jamie
Jim/Jimmy
Mezzie
Jem

Meanings and history of the name James: | Edit

Of Hebrew origin, meaning "He who Supplants".

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James Madison
LeBron James - NBA Superstar from Akron Ohio, played for Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and L.A. Lakers.

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James “Jem” Carstairs - Cassandra Clare’s trilogy “The Infernal Devices”

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