Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Supplanter
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
(Or View James Boy)

In 2017 the name James...

• was given to 77 baby girls
• was the 2,350th most popular name for baby girls
• was 133% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Pennsylvania, California, and Texas
• a unisex name which was given to girls 1% of the time
• was about as popular as Anora and Mayte
Babies Named James Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name James...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1973
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2005
• is 83% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 35% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Shalena, Shelita, Toccara, Jerard, Kevion, Arnell
• has the most opposite popularity history to Jennifer, Mary, Elizabeth, Michael, David, James
Rank Popularity of Baby Name James Per State
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Geographically the name James...

• 261% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Cozette, Jalena, Mariafernanda, Enmanuel, Knowledge, Kacper
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Jennifer, Mary, Elizabeth, Michael, David, James
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on James by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named James are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named James will be the only kid named James in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of James compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does James rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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