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James -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

This eMedTV Web page highlights information about the name James. This may include information about variations, and meaning.

James is also a girl name. Click here for information on the girl name James.

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Meanings and Variations

James is from Hebrew meaning Supplanter, substitute.
Alternates for James include: Jaemes, Jaimes, Jamesy, Jamie, Jamies, Jaime, Jameson, Jamesy, Jamey, Jamyes, and Jemes
See Also: Diego, Seamus, and Santiago
Some forms of James are: Jacob
James is associated with these categories: Harry Potter, US Presidents, King, Biblical, Popular, and Old Fashioned
Famous Children Named James
Given name: James Leroy Augustin
Father: Mick Jagger, Musician
Mother: Jerry Hall, Model
Given name: James Louis
Father: Paul McCartney, Musician
Mother: Linda McCartney, Musician
Given name: James Wilke
Father: Matthew Broderick, Actor
Mother: Sarah Jessica Parker, Actress

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