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James Name Popularity

How popular is the name James? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 708 11 0.0031%
1911 530 29 0.0078%
1912 573 39 0.0077%
1913 553 49 0.0086%
1914 559 63 0.009%
1915 499 113 0.0124%
1916 482 133 0.0138%
1917 496 132 0.0132%
1918 452 175 0.0163%
1919 462 162 0.0155%
1920 414 215 0.0193%
1921 448 192 0.0168%
1922 415 211 0.0189%
1923 387 249 0.0222%
1924 396 254 0.0219%
1925 349 334 0.0296%
1926 346 333 0.0303%
1927 333 356 0.0322%
1928 319 387 0.0362%
1929 321 364 0.0351%
1930 317 397 0.038%
1931 340 310 0.0314%
1932 345 295 0.0299%
1933 360 264 0.0283%
1934 396 223 0.0231%
1935 413 201 0.0207%
1936 429 180 0.0187%
1937 394 224 0.0227%
1938 399 234 0.0229%
1939 390 242 0.0238%
1940 418 225 0.0212%
1941 426 214 0.019%
1942 426 246 0.0195%
1943 438 242 0.0185%
1944 453 205 0.0165%
1945 453 201 0.0165%
1946 496 204 0.0138%
1947 522 206 0.0123%
1948 501 210 0.0132%
1949 507 207 0.0129%
1950 499 220 0.0137%
1951 515 208 0.0123%
1952 511 229 0.0131%
1953 549 207 0.0117%
1954 601 180 0.0098%
1955 560 213 0.0116%
1956 576 221 0.0117%
1957 562 249 0.0129%
1958 627 202 0.0107%
1959 585 238 0.0125%
1960 573 254 0.0134%
1961 601 238 0.0126%
1962 633 204 0.0111%
1963 549 270 0.015%
1964 535 294 0.0167%
1965 526 278 0.017%
1966 537 262 0.0168%
1967 529 271 0.0179%
1968 553 255 0.017%
1969 544 285 0.0185%
1970 532 311 0.0195%
1971 587 252 0.0168%
1972 544 259 0.019%
1973 529 272 0.021%
1974 638 189 0.0145%
1975 614 210 0.0163%
1976 614 206 0.016%
1977 607 230 0.0171%
1978 597 237 0.0176%
1979 648 220 0.0156%
1980 661 219 0.015%
1981 647 228 0.0155%
1982 576 269 0.018%
1983 607 238 0.0161%
1984 693 188 0.0126%
1985 638 240 0.0158%
1986 654 230 0.0152%
1987 722 201 0.0132%
1988 751 199 0.0128%
1989 1,014 120 0.0074%
1990 1,335 71 0.0043%
1991 1,509 55 0.0034%
1992 2,094 25 0.0016%
1993 1,871 34 0.0022%
1994 1,818 35 0.0023%
1995 2,439 16 0.0011%
1996 3,201 6 0.0004%
1997 2,786 11 0.0007%
1998 3,246 6 0.0004%
1999 3,615 5 0.0003%
2000 0 0%
2001 3,237 7 0.0005%
2002 0 0%
2003 0 0%
2004 1,540 70 0.0046%
2005 3,776 5 0.0003%
2006 3,790 5 0.0003%
2007 0 0%
2008 3,777 5 0.0003%
2009 3,684 5 0.0003%
2010 0 0%
2011 0 0%
2012 0 0%
2013 0 0%
2014 3,797 5 0.0003%
2015 2,807 12 0.0008%
2016 2,616 14 0.001%
2017 2,181 24 0.0017%
2018 2,640 12 0.0009%
2019 2,136 24 0.0018%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jamese

He who supplants

Hebrew

Jemsa

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jamee

He who supplants

Spanish

Jamei

He who supplants

Hebrew

Jamey

He who supplants

Spanish


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  1. He was named after his paternal grandfather. My father has the same first name.


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