James Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob. However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible (1611) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ’s apostles (James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman. This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

List of People with Surname James

Based on our public records, there are a total of 60,232 people with the surname James. Among these people surnamed James, there are approximately 5,232 distinct names, with an average of 11 people who share the same name. Thomas James, Patricia James and Willie James are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed James, with 732, 630 and 565 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that Texas has the most people surnamed James, with a total of 5,146 people, and there are a total of 1,954 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname James, with a total of 5,068 people and an average of 1,932 distinct names.