Main Origin Language: Hebrew
In 2017 the name James...
• was given to 14,232 baby boys
• was the 4th most popular name for baby boys
• was 10% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Alaska, Montana, and Alabama
• was least popular in Nevada, West Virginia, and California
• a unisex name
which was given to boys 99% of the time
Babies Named James Born Per Year
Created by BabyNameInstitute.com
Historically the name James...
• achieved it's highest popularity in 1950
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2011
• is 83% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 41% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
Rank Popularity of Baby Name James Per State
Geographically the name James...
• 17% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
Average Age of Benjamin
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on James by the Baby Name Institute
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