James as a First Name

How Common is the First Name James?

We estimate that there are 3,018,620 people named James who are currently alive and were born in the United States. James is the 2nd most common for men, and the 2nd most common overall.

How Old are People Named James?

The average person named James is 52.73 years old.

Is James a Popular Baby Name Right Now?

11,749 people named James were born in the U.S. in 2023. It was the 4th most popular name for boys, and the 9th most popular overall.

James was the most popular name for baby boys from 1940–1952.

Is James a Boy's Name or a Girl's Name?

James is almost exclusively a male name. 99.5% of people named James are male.

Popularity of James in England

In 2020, James was the 24th most popular name for boys in England and Wales.