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 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

James Franco Memorabilia

Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Country: United States of America

Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

Country: United States of America

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

Country: United States of America

127 Hours

127 Hours

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

Country: United States of America

James Spader
James Spader

Born on February 07, 1960

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

James Spader Memorabilia

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo

Country: United States of America

Stargate

Stargate

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors

Country: United States of America

White Palace

White Palace

Directed by: Luis Mandoki

Starring: Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates

The Stickup

The Stickup

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

Starring: James Spader, Leslie Stefanson, David Keith, John Livingston

James McAvoy
James McAvoy

Born on April 21, 1979

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

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Atonement

Atonement

Directed by: Joe Wright

Starring: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

Country: United States of America

X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

Country: United States of America

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Written by:

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

Rory O'Shea Was Here

Rory O'Shea Was Here

Directed by: Damien O'Donnell

Starring: James McAvoy, Steven Robertson, Romola Garai, Alan King

James Dean
James Dean

Born on February 08, 1931

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

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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

East of Eden

East of Eden

Directed by: Elia Kazan

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

Country: United States of America

Giant

Giant

Directed by: George Stevens

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

Country: United States of America

I.C.U.

Directed by: Aash Aaron

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

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Famous directors named James and their movies

James W. Horne
James W. Horne
  • No. of movies: 79
Way Out West

Way Out West

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn, James Finlayson

Country: United States of America

The Cruise of the Jasper B

The Cruise of the Jasper B

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Rod La Rocque, Mildred Harris, Snitz Edwards, Jack Ackroyd

White Eagle

White Eagle

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Buck Jones, Raymond Hatton, Dorothy Fay, James Craven

Captain Midnight

Captain Midnight

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Short, James Craven, Sam Edwards

James Cruze
James Cruze
  • No. of movies: 56
The Fighting Coward

The Fighting Coward

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Ernest Torrence, Mary Astor, Noah Beery, Cullen Landis

Hawthorne of the U.S.A.

Hawthorne of the U.S.A.

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Wallace Reid, Lila Lee, Harrison Ford, Tully Marshall

The Pony Express

The Pony Express

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Betty Compson, Ricardo Cortez, Ernest Torrence, Wallace Beery

The Covered Wagon

The Covered Wagon

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: J. Warren Kerrigan, Lois Wilson, Alan Hale, Ernest Torrence

Country: United States of America

James Parrott
James Parrott
  • No. of movies: 44
Laurel and Hardy: Helpmates

Laurel and Hardy: Helpmates

Directed by: James Parrott

Pardon Us

Directed by: James Parrott

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Marlowe, Wilfred Lucas

On the Front Page

On the Front Page

Directed by: James Parrott

Starring: Stan Laurel, Lillian Rich, Tyler Brooke, Bull Montana

James Cameron
James Cameron

Born on August 16, 1954

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

James Cameron Memorabilia

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

The Terminator

The Terminator

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Country: United States of America

Aliens

Aliens

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

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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
Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

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Maggie Bradford is on trial for murder, and this is the celebrity trial of the decade. Maggie is one of the most beloved singer/songwriters anywhere. She's also the devoted mother of two children.

Ali Cross

Ali Cross

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The Injustice

The Injustice

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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.

The Celestine Prophecy

The Celestine Prophecy

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THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

James Baldwin
James Baldwin

Born on August 02, 1924

  • Age:
  • Birth sign: Leo
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 8
If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

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In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.

Tell Me How Long The Train'S Been Gone

Tell Me How Long The Train'S Been Gone

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At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have

Nobody Knows My Name

Nobody Knows My Name

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Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society,

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 #2nd.

How popular is the name James?

According to the US census in 2018, 13569 boys were born named James, making James the #4th name more popular among boy names. In 1952 James had the highest rank with 87322 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name James?

James is #4th 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 87322 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named James

The last time a baby was named James was in 2018, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2018 are named James?

In 2018 there were 13569 baby boys named James.

Who is a famous person named James?

There a several famous people named James, for example actor James Dean, director James Cameron, musician James Brown.

Who is a famous actor/actress named James?

A famous actor/actress named James is James Dean, starring in 4 movies, including East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause.

Who is a famous director named James?

A famous director named James is James Cameron, who directed 9 movies, including Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Aliens.

Who is a famous singer named James?

A famous singer named James is James Brown, with over 31 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 405 actors named James including James Dean and James Franco who appeared in movies such as East of Eden and Arctic Justice.

How many famous directors are named James?

There are 131 directors named James including James Cameron and James Cruze who directed movies such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day and The Charm School.

How many famous writers are named James?

There are 54 writers named James including James Redfield and James Baldwin who wrote books such as The Celestine Vision and The Fire Next Time.

How many famous singers are named James?

There are 9 singers named James including James Brown and James Taylor who wrote songs such as Fire And Rain and I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'.