James as a First Name

How Common is the First Name James?

We estimate that there are 3,105,340 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 51.98 years old.

Is James a Popular Baby Name Right Now?

12,434 people named James were born in the U.S. in 2021. It was the 5th most popular name for boys, and the 11th 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.

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