- James is a male name.
- An example of James is the first name of the United States President Madison.
- An example of James is the first name of one of the twelve Apostles.
President Madison's name was James.
- a masculine name: dim. Jamie, Jim, Jimmy; fem. Jamie
- one of the twelve Apostles, Zebedee's son and brother of John: his day is July 25
- one of the twelve Apostles, Alphaeus' son: his day is May 3also Saint James the Less
- a brother of Jesus: Gal. 1:19; also, a book of the New Testament sometimes ascribed to him: abbrev. Jas or Jm
Origin of JamesMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Jacomus, later form of Jacobus: see Jacob
- 1566-1625; king of England (1603-25) & (as ) king of Scotland (1567-1625): son of Mary, Queen of Scots
- 1633-1701; king of England & (as ) king of Scotland (1685-88): deposed: son of Charles I
- James, Henry 1811-82; U.S. writer on religion & philosophy: father of Henry & William
- James, Henry 1843-1916; U.S. novelist, in England: son of Henry and brother of William
- James, Jesse (Woodson) 1847-82; U.S. outlaw
- James, William 1842-1910; U.S. psychologist & philosopher: exponent of pragmatism: son of Henry
- river in Va., flowing from the W part southeast into Chesapeake Bay: 340 mi (547 km)
- river in E N.Dak. & E S.Dak., flowing south into the Missouri: 710 mi (1,143 km)
Origin of JamesMiddle English, from Old French, from Late Latin Iacomus, variant of Iacōbus, Iacobus; see Jacob.
, Saint. Known as “the Great.” Died AD 44.
, Saint. Known as “the Just.” Died c. AD 62.
, Saint. Known as “the Less.” fl. first century AD.
- (biblical) The twentieth book of the New Testament of the Bible, the general epistle of James.
- One of two Apostles, James the Greater and James the Less, often identified with James, brother of Jesus.
- A male given name popular since the Middle Ages. Also a common middle name.
- An English patronymic surname.