1 Translations 2 Popularity 3 See also 4 References 5 External links
Afrikaans: Jakobus, Koos (diminutive), Kobus (diminutive), Jakko (diminutive) Albanian: Jakup, Jakub, Jakob or Jakov Alemannic: Köbi, Chöbi, Jockel, Jakobli (diminutive), Jockeli (diminutive), Joggi Amharic: ያዕቆብ (Ya‘əqob) Arabic: يعقوب (Yaʻqub) Armenian: Յակոբ in classical orthography and Հակոբ in reformed orthography (Western: Hagop, Eastern: Hakob) Asturian: Diegu, Xacobu, Xaime Azerbaijani: Yaqub Basque: Jakue, Jakob, Jakobe, Jagoba, Jaime, Jakes; Jakoba, Jagobe (feminized); Jago (diminutive) Belarusian: Jakub, Якуб (Yakub), Jakaŭ, Якаў (Yakaw) Bengali: জেমস (Jēms/Jēmsh), ইয়াকুব (Iyakub) Biblical Hebrew: Yaakov (יעקוב) Bosnian: Jakub Breton: Jagu, Jagut, Jacut, Jak, Jakes, Jakez, Jakezig, Jakou, Jalm, Chalm Bulgarian: Яков (Yakov) Catalan: Jaume, Xaume, Jacme, Jacob, Dídac, Santiago Chinese: 詹姆斯 (Zhānmǔsī) Cornish: Jago, Jammes, Jamma Croatian: Jakov, Jakob, Jakša Czech: Jakub, Jakoubek (diminutive), Kuba (diminutive), Kubík (diminutive), Kubíček (diminutive), Kubas (informal, uncommon), Kubi (informal) Danish: Jakob, Jeppe, Ib. Dutch: Jacob, Jacobus, Jakob, Cobus, Coos, Jaap, Kobe, Kobus, Koos, Sjaak, Sjakie English:
Jakob (uncommon, by way of German, Yiddish, etc.)
Jacoby (rare, chiefly American, and originally a surname)
Jake, Jakey (diminutive)
Jack, Jacky, Jackie (diminutive, chiefly British)
Coby/Koby (diminutive, uncommon, chiefly American)
Jamie (diminutive, found in all primarily English-speaking lands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, United States, etc.) Jaime/Jaimie (diminutive, uncommon, chiefly American, and by way of Spanish) Jim Jimmy/Jimy/Jimmi/Jimi/ Jimmie
Jimmie (diminutive) Jimbo (diminutive) Jambo Jay Jamesy Jem (diminutive, also taken as a diminutive for Jeremiah, Jeremy or Jemma) Jacqueline/Jaqueline (feminized, by way of French) Jacqui/Jaqui (feminized diminutive), Jackie (feminized diminutive, chiefly American), Jacki (feminized diminutive) Jamie/Jamey/Jami (feminized) Jamesina (feminine form).
Esperanto: Jakobo Estonian: Jakob, Jaakob, Jaagup, Jaak Faroese: Jákup, Jakku (only in double names such as Jóan Jakku, Hans Jakku. Previously spelled Jacob/Jakob) Filipino: Jaimé (But in the bible, it's translated "Santiago") Finnish: Jaakob, Jaakoppi, Jaakko, Jaska, Jimi French: Jacques, Jacqueline (feminized), James, Jammes, Jacob, Jacquot (diminutive), Jacot (diminutive), Jacotte (feminized), Jaco (diminutive), Jack (diminutive), Jacky (diminutive), Jacq (diminutive), Jacquy (diminutive). Friulian: Jacum Galician: Xaime, Iago, Diego, Xacobe, Xácome Georgian: იაკობ (Iakob), კობა (Koba) German: Jakob, Jeckel (diminutive), Jäckel (diminutive), Köbes (diminutive), Jackl (Bavarian diminutive) Greek: Ιακώβ (Iakov, in the Septuagint), Ιάκωβος (Iakovos, New Testament, Γιακουμής (Yakoumis, colloquial, possibly also from Ιωακείμ (Joachim)), Ιακωβίνα (Iakovina, feminized), Γιάγκος (Yangos, probably through Slavic languages, possibly also from Ιωάννης/Γιάννης [Ioannis/Yannis, John]), Ζάκης or Ζακ (Zakis or Zak, French-sounding). Hawaiian: Kimo, Iakopo Hebrew: יעקב (Ya'aqov),קובי (Kobi : diminutive from Ya'akov), ג'קי (Jacky : diminutive from Ya'akov) יענקל'ה (Yankele - probably through Yiddish) Hindi: जेम्स (Jēmsa) Hungarian: Jakab Icelandic: Jakob Igbo Jems, James, Jekọb Indonesian: Yakobus Irish: Séamas/Seumas/Séamus, Shéamais (vocative, whence Anglicised: Hamish), Seamus (anglicized), Shamus (anglicized), Séimí (diminutive), Séimín (diminutive), Iacób Italian: Giacomo, Iacopo or Jacopo, Giacobbe, Giacomino, Giaco, Giamo, Mino Japanese: ジェームス (Jēmusu) Jerriais: Jimce Kannada: ಜೇಮ್ಸ್ (Jēms) Kazakh: Жақып (Zhaqip, Jacob), Якуб (Yakub, Yacoob) Kikuyu: Jemuthi, Jemethi, Jimmi, Jakubu (Pronounced "Jakufu") Korean: 야고보 (Yakobo) Late Roman: Iacomus, Jacobus Latin: Iacobus, Iacomus (vulgarized), Didacus (later Latin) Latvian: Jēkabs, Jākubs, Jakobs Lithuanian: Jokūbas Macedonian: Јаков (Yakov) Malay: يعقوب (Ya'qub), Ya'kub, Yakub Malayalam: Chacko, Jacob (pronounced Yah-kohb) Maltese: Ġakbu, Ġakmu, Jakbu Manx: Jayms Māori: Hemi Northern Sami: Jáhkot Norwegian: Jakob, Jakop, Jeppe Occitan: Jacme (pronounced Jamme), Jaume, Jammes (surname, pronounced Jamme), James (surname, pronounced Jamme) Persian: جیمز (Jeimz), یعقوب(Yaʻqub) Polish: Jakub, Kuba, Kubuś (diminutive) Portuguese: Jacó (O.T. form), Jacob, Jaime, Iago, Tiago (contracted form — used in the N.T.), Diogo, Diego. Used only in Brazil: Thiago (archaic spelling, still common in Brazil), Jaqueline (fem.) Provençal: Jacme Punjabi: ਜੇਮਸ (Jēmasa) Romanian: Iacob, Iacov Russian: Иаков (Iakov) (archaic O.T. form), Яков (Yakov, Iakov), Яша (Yasha) (diminutive) Samoan: Iakopo, Semisi, Simi (Jim) Sardinian: Giagu (Logudorese), Iacu (Nuorese) Scots: Jeams, Jeames, Jamie, Jizer Scottish Gaelic: Seumas, Sheumais (vocative), Hamish (anglicized) Serbian (Cyrillic/Latinic): Јаков/Jakov (Yakov); Јакша/Jakša (Yaksha); Јаша/Jaša (Yasha) (diminutive) Sheng: Jaymo, Jemo, Jimmi, Jahshinski Sinhala: දියෝගු (Diogu), ජාකොබ් (Jakob), සන්තියාගු (Santhiyagu), යාකොබ් (Yakob) Slovak: Jakub, Kubo, Kubko (diminutive), Jakubko (diminutive) Slovene: Jakob, Jaka Somali: Yacquub Spanish: Jaime, Jacobo, Diego, Santiago, Santi, Yago, Jacoba (fem.), Santiaga (fem.) Swahili: Yakobo Swedish: Jakob Sylheti: য়াকুব (Yakub) Syriac: ܝܰܥܩܽܘܒ (Yaqub) Tagalog: Jaime Tamil: ஜேம்ஸ் (Jēms) Telugu: జేమ్స్ (Jēms) Thai: เจมส์ (Jame, Cems̄̒) Turkish: Yakup, Yakub Ukrainian: Яків (Yakiv) Urdu: جیمز (James), یعقوب (Yaqoob) Welsh: Iago, Siâms Yiddish: יעקב (Yʻqb), Kapel, Koppel, Yankel Yoruba Jakọbu, Jákọbù, Jakobu, Jak Zulu: Jakobe, uJakobe, uJames, noJakobe
James was the most common male name in the
United States in 1990. Likewise, in Northern Ireland, the name has appeared among the 10 most popular for the last quarter of the 20th century and into the 21st. James is currently the fifth most common name in the United States. 1/32 of all Americans are named James (3.1%). In 2013, James was the eighth most popular name for boys in Australia. In England and Wales, James has been one of the Top 20 most commonly given male names since at least 1954 and in the Top 10 since at least 1974. See also
James (surname) All pages beginning with "James" All pages beginning with "Jimmy" John (other) (similar name)
^ "James". Behind The Name. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
^ Harper, Douglas. "James". Online Etymological Dictionary. Douglas
Harper. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
^ Frequently Occurring First Names and Surnames From the 1990 Census,
Site for locating the frequency of a given name in the 1990 U.S.
Census, US Census Bureau
^ "Jack and Emma were the most popular first names in Northern Ireland
in 2003" (PDF) (Press release).
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. 2004-01-02. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-29. Retrieved 2008-02-14. Only one of the top 10 boy's names in 1975 (James) is still in the top 10 in 2003.... ^ "Australia's 100 most popular baby names". Kidspot. April 2, 2013. Archived from the original on January 10, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article James.