James

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Greenland Greenlandic
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

English short form of Jacomus [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Related Names

Jáma
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Greenlandic
James
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Jamie
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Jamma
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See also
Pet forms: Jim
Female forms: Jamina

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Jamesarson Iceland

Female

Jamesardóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: James
Genitive: James'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: James
Genitive: Jamesin
Partitive: Jamesia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: James
Accusative: James
Dative: Jamesi
Genitive: Jamesar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: James
Genitive: James'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: James
Genitive: James' / James

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 1,104 people were named James (percentage of first or only given name: 73 %) [8]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
2734 7588 14 56 2720 7532
Finland Finland[11]
n.a.
3573
n.a.
23
n.a.
3550
Denmark Denmark[12]
1146
n.a.
0
n.a.
1146
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
59 162
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[14]
25 134
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[15]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
895
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for James (m) Sources: [10][12][15][11]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for James (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of James (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for James (m)


References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  9. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. 12.0 12.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  15. 15.0 15.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no