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The name James is of English origin, and means he who replaces.  The table below indicates the number of times the name James has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name James
Use of the Name James for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
4,954,097 2,224,400 685,356 187,070 84,692 32,918 16,166
The table below indicates the number of times the name James has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name James
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188035,92734422
188135,44333024
188235,89243818
188335,22536725
188435,69534333
188535,17740826
188635,35540329
188734,76851819
188835,56335945
188935,02149226
189035,09745233
189134,51746431
189235,40060522
189335,02860623
189435,11158825
189535,33650634
189635,20958728
189735,11554330
189835,32160129
189934,60060027
190037,26252741
190134,73556730
190235,59060730
190335,48463628
190435,86067527
190536,04359035
190635,91258137
190736,70654045
190837,00768432
190937,58452552
191029,18551364
191139,94250368
1912317,63254581
1913320,81552594
1914326,266546106
1915333,793495155
1916335,592506166
1917337,323486182
1918342,202461212
1919342,440482191
1920447,952425248
1921449,746456231
1922449,824430241
1923450,492401280
1924452,902421275
1925452,629357365
1926353,127351362
1927353,530339389
1928352,692318430
1929252,064325395
1930253,853323419
1931251,044343347
1932251,858356319
1933251,037369297
1934254,188400264
1935254,916422238
1936254,604428229
1937256,521406253
1938259,054406272
1939159,677414267
1940162,441423261
1941166,618428256
1942177,294429285
1943179,838452269
1944176,689472228
1945174,346452251
1946187,094493248
1947194,475518256
1948188,337519253
1949186,656505258
1950186,021512252
1951186,931514261
1952187,059529259
1953285,809576236
1954286,206599229
1955384,060591242
1956284,777595253
1957284,149579278
1958378,696620253
1959378,506571294
1960376,820582288
1961475,773599284
1962472,500618263
1963471,295550310
1964472,977557315
1965467,656545302
1966365,161551295
1967361,670533312
1968460,700552309
1969359,931545328
1970261,692531356
1971254,529581300
1972347,057556297
1973442,833531316
1974541,321614253
1975439,539621253
1976538,266615254
1977539,966615273
1978539,837626268
1979539,333665262
1980539,252663271
1981738,234652271
1982638,830580314
1983636,292618283
1984735,796696239
1985735,822645287
1986734,005673273
1987832,600731247
1988932,469771242
1989932,709982176
1990832,329  
1991730,481  
1992928,491  
19931426,237  
19941424,739  
19951722,698  
19961721,141  
19971720,386  
19981819,649  
19991918,504  
20001817,927  
20011916,988  
20021816,859  
20031816,752  
20041716,166  
Totals:  4,954,097 21,909

During the last 125 years, parents have used James as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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