The name James is of Hebrew origin and means "Supplanter." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
James is a common and timeless name, popular in almost every decade. Common nicknames for the name James include Jim, Jimmy, Jamie, or Jame. Although James is originally a male name, it is recently being used for females, as well. Famous people with the name James include actors James Dean, James Franco, James Woods, James Earl Jones, and James Cagney. Authors include James Joyce, James Baldwin and James Patterson. James Weldon Johnson was a civil rights activist. Jim Jarmusch is a director and James Cameron directed the popular movies Titanic and Avatar. U.S. Presidents named James include James Madison, James Polk, James Buchanan, and James Monroe. James Brown and James Galway are famous musicians. One of the most famous fictional characters named James is James Bond, a British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming.
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