Hebrew, J names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


James is an English male name derived from Late Latin Iacomus via Greek Iakobos, which comes from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov (English form Jacob) meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. James is also a surname originating from the given name.

Nicknames: Jaime/Jamie/Jamey, Jimmy/Jimmie, Jim

Origin: Hebrew



  • Jaymes (English)
  • Yakub (Arabic)
  • Yaqoob (Arabic)
  • Yaqub (Arabic)
  • Jakes (Basque)
  • Jacob (English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Jewish)
  • Séamus (Irish)
  • Seamus (Irish)
  • Shamus (Irish)
  • Sheamus (Irish)
  • Sean (Irish, English)
  • Seán (Irish)
  • Shawn (English)


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