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Pronunciation

ʤeɪmz

Origin

English

Meaning

This stylish name really ticks all the boxes. Where to start? It has a beautifully elegant and soft sound, with a strong feel. It shortens to scores of the cutest nicknames from Jimmy to Jaime. It's regal, the first ever king of Britain was a James, not to mention quite a number of Scottish kings. The explorer Captain Cook was a James, and many great writers have been called James. The list of elegant James’ goes on and on! An admirable, handsome name that has both character and grace.

Rank in the year 2015

James was ranked #13 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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