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.
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).