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Name James

Meaning:Yahweh may protect; holder of the heel; supplanterTools:

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About the name James in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:English
Diminutives:Jamie, Jim
Topics:Asteroid 2335 James, discovered 1974
US 2020 rank:#6     ... 4:Elijah, 5:William, 6:James, 7:Benjamin, 8:Lucas ...     Full US 2020 list
Similarly written:Jamel, Amel, Amer, Amos, Ares, Ermes, Fares, Hares, Hayes, Jace     Details
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About Jacob/Jacqueline/Jakoba, the group of names with the same origin as James

Meaning/translation:Yahweh may protect; holder of the heel; supplanter
Language of origin:Hebrew
Info about origin, male:original, etymological meaning might be He (God) may protect
 but already in the Old Testament the name is interpreted as holder of the heel or supplanter
 in the Old Testament Jacob is a son of Isaac and the father of 12 sons who will found the 12 tribes of Israel
 during birth Jacob held the heel of his twin brother Esau for becoming the first-born (thus the given name interpretations)
 in the New Testament James the Elder and James the Younger are two disciples of Jesus
Words:yahweh = (the name of God) (name of the one God according to the Old Testament)  Hebrew
 aqeb = the heel  Hebrew
 aqab = to supplant, to cheat  Hebrew
Topics:12 Apostles, Interesting, Old Testament
Variants' top ranks:1:Jakob Austria First 2020,  1:James Ireland 2016,  1:Jacob USA 2012,  1:Diego Mexico 2007,  1:Jakub Poland 2015,  1:Thiago Buenos Aires 2014,  2:Jokubas Lithuania 2011,  3:Jakov Croatia 2020,  4:Diogo Portugal 2008,  4:Jacqueline England+Wales 1964
Somehow related to:Jahwe
Old/original forms:Iacobus Latin, Iacomus Latin, Iakobos Old Greek, Yaakov Hebrew
Name variants:Giacoma, Jackeline, Jackie, Jacklyn, Jacky, Jaclyn, Jacqueline, Jacquelyn, Jaime, Jaimie, Jakoba, Jakobea, Jakobine, Jami, Jamie, Jaquelin, Jaqueline, Jaslyn, Jayme, Jazlene, Jazlyn, Jazlynn, Jazzlyn, Coby, Diego, Diogo, Giacobbe, Giacomo, Iacopo, Iago, Jaakko, Jaap, Jachen, Jacob, Jacobo, Jacopo, Jacques, Jago, Jaime, Jak, Jaka, Jake, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakobus, Jakop, Jakov, Jakow, Jakub, James, Jamie, Jankel, Jascha, Jaycob, Jayme, Jekabs, Jeppe, Jim, Jimi, Jimmie, Jimmy, Jokubas, Kimo, Köbi, Koby, Lapo, Seamus, Seumas, Thiago, Tiago, Yaakob, Yago, Yakup, Yankel, Yaqub   Sortable list   Details
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SeriesGraphRankings
Australia/NSWGraph2020 11,  2019 9,  2018 11,  2017 5,  2016 6,  2015 5,  2014 5,  2013 5,  2012 10,  2011 12,  2010 11,  2009 11,  2008 9,  2007 8,  2006 6,  2005 6,  2004 6,  2003 18,  2002 7,  2001 5
BelgiumGraph2020 87,  2019 78
Canada/British ColumbiaGraph2020 11,  2019 15,  2018 9,  2017 52016 7,  2015 11,  2014 12,  2013 11,  2012 15,  2011 12,  2010 16,  2009 17,  2008 10
England+WalesGraph2020 24,  2019 22,  2018 21,  2017 17,  2016 12,  2015 11,  2014 9,  2013 9,  2012 10,  2011 8,  2010 10,  2009 9,  2008 9,  2007 9,  2006 6,  2005 4,  2004 4,  2003 4,  2002 4,  2001 4,  2000 3,  1999 3,  1998 3
France 2002 296
IrelandGraph2020 2,  2019 2,  2018 2,  2017 2,  2016 12015 2,  2014 2,  2013 2,  2012 2,  2011 2,  2010 4,  2009 5,  2008 5,  2007 5,  2006 5,  2005 5,  2004 4,  2003 5,  2002 5,  2001 5,  2000 5,  1999 4,  1998 4
MaltaGraph2014 212013 26,  2012 24
NetherlandsGraph2020 10,  2019 82018 12,  2017 17,  2016 26,  2015 34,  2014 75
New ZealandGraph2020 13,  2019 7,  2018 9,  2017 6,  2016 5,  2015 4,  2014 3,  2013 3,  2012 11,  2011 8,  2010 2,  2009 3,  2008 2
PhilippinesGraph2020 8,  2019 4,  2018 2,  2017 2,  2016 2,  2015 3,  2014 3,  2013 3,  2012 3,  2009 22006 9,  2005 13
ScotlandGraph2020 3,  2019 3,  2018 3,  2017 3,  2016 2,  2015 3,  2014 2,  2013 22012 3,  2011 3,  2010 3,  2009 3,  2008 5,  2007 4,  2006 5,  2005 4,  2004 3,  2003 4,  2002 5,  2001 5,  2000 5,  1999 6,  1998 6
Switzerland/GermanGraph2020 162,  2019 130,  2018 124,  2017 1222016 174,  2014 182,  2013 184
USA decadesGraph2010-2019 9,  2000-2009 17,  1990-1999 13,  1980-1989 7,  1970-1979 5,  1960-1969 4
USA prevalence 1990 1
USA yearlyGraph2020 6,  2019 6,  2018 4,  2017 42016 5,  2015 7,  2014 9,  2013 13,  2012 14,  2011 17,  2010 19,  2009 18,  2008 17,  2007 15,  2006 16,  2005 17,  2004 17,  2003 18,  2002 18,  2001 19,  2000 18,  1999 19,  1998 18,  1997 17,  1996 17,  1995 17,  1994 14,  1993 14
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