James meaning

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One of the 12 Apostles. The son of Zebedee and brother of John, he preached in Spain and was martyred on his return to Judea.
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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.

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One of the 12 Apostles.
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(name, person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Jamie, Jim, Jimmy; fem. Jamie.
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(person) 1566-1625; king of England (1603-25) & (as James VI) king of Scotland (1567-1625): son of Mary, Queen of Scots.
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(person) 1633-1701; king of England & (as James VII) king of Scotland (1685-88): deposed: son of Charles I.
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(person) 1811-82; U.S. writer on religion & philosophy: father of Henry & William.
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(person) 1843-1916; U.S. novelist, in England after 1876: son of Henry and brother of William.
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(person) 1847-82; U.S. outlaw.
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(person) 1862-1936; Eng. medieval scholar & writer of horror stories.
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(person) 1842-1910; U.S. psychologist & philosopher: exponent of pragmatism: son of Henry.
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(place) River in Va., flowing from the W part southeast into Chesapeake Bay: 340 mi (547 km)
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(place) River in E N.Dak. & E S.Dak., flowing south into the Missouri: 710 mi (1,143 km)
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(biblical) The twentieth book of the New Testament of the Bible, the general epistle of James.
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One of two Apostles, James the Greater and James the Less, often identified with James, brother of Jesus.
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A male given name popular since the Middle Ages. Also a common middle name.
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An English patronymic surname​.
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Traditionally regarded as the brother of Jesus, the author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament, and the first bishop of Jerusalem.
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Origin of james

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin Iacomus variant of Iacōbus, Iacobus Jacob

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The English New Testament form of Jacob, from Old French James, from Late Latin Iacomus, dialect variant of Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iacōbos), from Ἰακώβ (Iacōb), from Classical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (Yaʿăqōḇ).

    From Wiktionary