James

James is a boy name and means he who supplants. It is a Hebrew name and its pronunciation is \j(a)-mes\. Other similar names and variants include: Diego, Giacomo, Hamish, Iago, Jacob, Jacques, Jago, Jaime, Jamie, Jamison, Jascha, Jayme, Jaymes, Jem, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy, Seamus, Shamus. James is a very popular first name for men (#1 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#71 out of 88799).
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Famous people named James

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Famous actors named James and their movies

James Franco
James Franco

Born on April 19, 1978

  • Age: 43
  • Birth sign: Aries
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 43

The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards

Directed by: Mark Columbus, Lauren Hoekstra, Sarah Kruchowski, Ryan Moody, Simon Savelyev, Vanita Shastry, Shadae

Starring: Rico Rodriguez, Matthew Modine, James Franco, Abigail Spencer

About Cherry

About Cherry

Directed by: Stephen Elliott

Starring: Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham, Lili Taylor

The Broken Tower

Directed by: James Franco

Starring: James Franco, Michael Shannon, Stacey Miller, Richard Abate

Sonny

Sonny

Directed by: Nicolas Cage

Starring: James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Mena Suvari, Harry Dean Stanton

James Spader
James Spader

Born on February 07, 1960

  • Age: 61
  • Birth sign: Aquarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 27
I Witness

I Witness

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

Starring: Jeff Daniels, James Spader, Portia de Rossi, Clifton Collins Jr.

Wolf

Wolf

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan

Critical Care

Critical Care

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft

Supernova

Supernova

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: James Spader, Peter Facinelli, Robin Tunney, Angela Bassett

James McAvoy
James McAvoy

Born on April 21, 1979

  • Age: 42
  • Birth sign: Taurus
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 23

Glass

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Sarah Paulson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy

Submergence

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy, Alexander Siddig, Jannik Schümann

Filth

Directed by: Jon S. Baird

Starring: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

Directed by: David Leitch

Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan

James Dean
James Dean

Born on February 08, 1931

  • Age: 90
  • Birth sign: Aquarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 4
East of Eden

East of Eden

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Country: United States of America

Rebel Without a Cause

Rebel Without a Cause

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Country: United States of America

I.C.U.

Directed by: Aash Aaron

Starring: Margot Robbie, Christian Radford, James Dean, Natalie Hoflin

Giant

Giant

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Country: United States of America

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Famous directors named James and their movies

James W. Horne
James W. Horne
  • No. of movies: 79

The Hottentot

Directed by: James W. Horne, Del Andrews

Starring: Harry Booker, Raymond Hatton, Madge Bellamy, Douglas MacLean

The Pitfall

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Marin Sais, Frank Jonasson, Thomas G. Lingham, Edward Clisbee

Don't Doubt Your Wife

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Leah Baird, Edward Peil Sr., Emory Johnson, Mathilde Brundage

Off to Buffalo

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Charley Chase, Vivien Oakland, Edgar Kennedy, Anita Garvin

James Cruze
James Cruze
  • No. of movies: 56

Old Ironsides

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft

Country: United States of America

Ruggles of Red Gap

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Edward Everett Horton, Ernest Torrence, Lois Wilson, Fritzi Ridgeway

The Dollar-a-Year Man

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Lila Lee, Winifred Greenwood, J.M. Dumont

Their Big Moment

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Zasu Pitts, Slim Summerville, William Gaxton, Bruce Cabot

James Parrott
James Parrott
  • No. of movies: 44

Powder and Smoke

Directed by: James Parrott

Starring: Charley Chase, Eddie Baker, Jack Gavin, Blanche Mehaffey

Ladrones

Directed by: James Parrott

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, James Finlayson

The Lighter That Failed

Directed by: James Parrott

Starring: Charley Chase, Edna Marion, May Wallace, William Orlamond

Los presidiarios

Directed by: James Parrott

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Enrique Acosta, Bobby Burns

James Cameron
James Cameron

Born on August 16, 1954

  • Age:
  • Birth sign: Leo
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 9
The Abyss

The Abyss

Directed by: James Cameron

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Country: United States of America

Titanic

Titanic

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Country: United States of America

True Lies

True Lies

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Country: United States of America

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Famous singers named James and their songs

James Taylor
James Taylor

Born on March 12, 1948

  • Age: 73
  • Birth sign: Pisces
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of songs: 2
James Ray
James Ray

Born on March 10, 1928

  • Age: 93
  • Birth sign: Pisces
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of songs: 1
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Famous writers named James and their books

James Patterson
James Patterson

Born on March 22, 1947

  • Age: 74
  • Birth sign: Aries
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 145
Criss Cross

Criss Cross

By:

Alex Cross and John Sampson investigate a series of murders that may be tied to a convict who was recently executed; 27th in series

Tick Tock

Tick Tock

By:

NYC's #1 detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem--the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber are all back.

Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel

Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel

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Max Ride and her best friends have always had one another's backs. No. Matter. What. Living on the edge as fugitives, they never had a choice.

Hide & Seek

Hide & Seek

By:

Will be shipped from US. Brand new copy.

James Redfield
James Redfield

Born on March 19, 1950

  • Age: 71
  • Birth sign: Pisces
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 8
The Celestine Vision

The Celestine Vision

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A Wonderful New Addition to the Vision that Began with the Celestine Prophecy... When James Redfield wrote The Celestine Prophecy and The Tenth Insight, he crystallized a new spiritual vision for

The Tenth Insight

The Tenth Insight

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240pages. in8. Broché.

James Baldwin
James Baldwin

Born on August 02, 1924

  • Age:
  • Birth sign: Leo
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 8
Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room

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James Ellroy
James Ellroy

Born on March 04, 1948

  • Age: 73
  • Birth sign: Pisces
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 7
Perfidia

Perfidia

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEARLos Angeles. December, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II.

The Cold Six Thousand

The Cold Six Thousand

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In this savagely audacious novel, James Ellroy plants a pipe bomb under the America in the 1960s, lights the fuse, and watches the shrapnel fly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is James a popular name?

Over the years James was most popular in 1952. According to the latest US census information James ranks #1st while according to famousnames.vip James ranks #4th.

How popular is the name James?

According to the US census in 2018, 12313 boys were born named James, making James the #6th name more popular among boy names. In 1952 James had the highest rank with 87321 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name James?

James is #6th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name James more popular ?

The name James was more popular in 1952 with 87321 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named James

The last time a baby was named James was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named James?

In 2020 there were 12313 baby boys named James.

Who is a famous person named James?

There a several famous people named James, for example actor James Franco, director James W. Horne, musician James Brown.

Who is a famous actor/actress named James?

A famous actor/actress named James is James Franco, starring in 4 movies, including The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards and About Cherry.

Who is a famous director named James?

A famous director named James is James W. Horne, who directed 4 movies, including The Hottentot and The Pitfall.

Who is a famous singer named James?

A famous singer named James is James Brown, with over 4 songs, including I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I' and Think.

How many famous actors/actresses are named James?

There are 4 actors named James including James Franco and James Spader who appeared in movies such as The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards and I Witness.

How many famous directors are named James?

There are 4 directors named James including James W. Horne and James Cruze who directed movies such as The Hottentot and Old Ironsides.

How many famous writers are named James?

There are 4 writers named James including James Patterson and James Redfield who wrote books such as Criss Cross and The Celestine Vision.

How many famous singers are named James?

There are 4 singers named James including James Brown and James Ingram who wrote songs such as I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I' and It's Real.