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Meaning of James: Name James in the Hebrew, English origin, means Supplanter; Holder of the heel. Name James is of Hebrew, English origin and is a Boy name. People with name James are usually Christianity by religion.

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Supplanter; Holder of the heel
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Famous people with name James (Namesakes)

  1. James Cameron

    James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist, who is best known for making science fiction and epic films for the Hollywood mainstream.

  2. James Watson

    James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist.

  3. James Gosling

    James Arthur Gosling, often referred to as "Dr.

  4. James Taylor

    James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

  5. James Iha

    James Yoshinobu Iha (井葉吉伸, Iha Yoshinobu) (born March 26, 1968) is an American rock musician.

  6. James Baker

    James Addison Baker III (born April 28, 1930) is an American attorney and political figure.

  7. LeBron James

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. (; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

  8. James May

    James Daniel May (born 16 January 1963) is an English television presenter and journalist.

  9. James Turrell

    James Turrell (born May 6, 1943) is an American artist primarily concerned with Light and Space.

  10. James St. James

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  11. James Franco

    James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, comedian, film producer, television producer, academic, painter and writer.

  12. Mickie James

    Mickie Laree James-Aldis (born August 31, 1979) is an American professional wrestler and country singer.

  13. James Reyne

    James Michael Nugent Reyne OAM (born 19 May 1957) is an Australian rock musician and singer-songwriter both in solo work and, until 1986, with the band Australian Crawl.

  14. James McCartney

    James Louis McCartney (born 12 September 1977) is a British musician and songwriter.

  15. James Roday

    James David Rodriguez (; born April 4, 1976), known professionally as James Roday, is an American actor, director and screenwriter.

  16. James Blunt

    James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known as James Blunt, is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer.

  17. Bradley James

    Bradley Michael James (born 11 October 1983) is an English actor.

  18. James Rodríguez

    James David Rodríguez Rubio (American Spanish: [ˈxamez roˈðɾiɣes]; born 12 July 1991), commonly known simply as James, is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Spanish club Real Madrid, and the Colombia national team.

  19. James (musician)

    Faruq Mahfuz Anam (born 2 October 1964), known by his stage name James, is a Bangladeshi singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer and a playback singer .

  20. Luke James

    Luke James Boyd (born June 13, 1984) is an American singer, songwriter and actor.

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Pythagorean Numerology (Western Numerology) - 3

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What is the meaning of James?
Name James means Supplanter; Holder of the heel as per The ParentZ Baby Name Finder, largest baby names list. Learn more James Name Meaning and Origin.
What is the numerology of baby name James?
Name James has numerology 5 as per The ParentZ.
What is the Nakshatra of James?
Name James belongs to Uttara Ashadha nakshatra based on Indian Astrology or Janam Nakshatra as per the information available on The ParentZ.
What does James mean?
Name James means Supplanter; Holder of the heel as per The ParentZ
What is the meaning and origin of the baby name James?
James means Supplanter; Holder of the heel and is a Hebrew, English name given to Boys as per The ParentZ
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