James baby name popularity.

James as a boys name was first used in 1880. It was most popular in the 1940s. It peaked in popularity in 1944 when 76950 baby boys called James were born. There have been 5120990 James's born since 1880 and we estimate 3487158 are still living.

Similar names to James: Jaymes, Jamez, Jaymz, Jamis, Jamas, Jams, Jaimes, Jamus, Jomes.

James is also a girls name.

YearBirthsBirths
per MM
RatioRank
2015 14705 7744 1 / 129 7
2014 14383 7527 1 / 133 9
2013 13527 7180 1 / 139 13
2012 13393 7083 1 / 141 14
2011 13236 6987 1 / 143 17
2010 13861 7240 1 / 138 19
2009 14181 7163 1 / 140 18
2008 15158 7442 1 / 134 17
2007 15948 7695 1 / 130 15
2006 16228 7906 1 / 126 16
2005 16121 8080 1 / 124 17
2004 16456 8298 1 / 121 17
2003 16889 8557 1 / 117 18
2002 16953 8739 1 / 114 18
2001 17066 8791 1 / 114 19
2000 17978 9160 1 / 109 18
1999 18550 9667 1 / 103 19
1998 19683 10303 1 / 97 18
1997 20399 10826 1 / 92 17
1996 21155 11172 1 / 90 17
1995 22727 11943 1 / 84 17
1994 24764 12822 1 / 78 14
1993 26249 13389 1 / 75 14
1992 28502 14276 1 / 70 9
1991 30502 15104 1 / 66 7
1990 32344 15757 1 / 63 8
1989 32695 16347 1 / 61 9
1988 32493 16988 1 / 59 9
1987 32631 17489 1 / 57 8
1986 34029 18490 1 / 54 7
1985 35843 19404 1 / 52 7
1984 35845 19870 1 / 50 7
1983 36341 20280 1 / 49 6
1982 38867 21424 1 / 47 6
1981 38306 21387 1 / 47 7
1980 39312 22035 1 / 45 5
1979 39370 22862 1 / 44 5
1978 39912 24301 1 / 41 5
1977 40057 24369 1 / 41 5
1976 38310 24402 1 / 41 5
1975 39595 25344 1 / 39 4
1974 41363 26292 1 / 38 5
1973 42892 27505 1 / 36 4
1972 47088 29018 1 / 34 3
1971 54611 30866 1 / 32 2
1970 61784 33224 1 / 30 2
1969 59935 33489 1 / 30 3
1968 60730 34922 1 / 29 4
1967 61694 35365 1 / 28 3
1966 65188 36540 1 / 27 3
1965 67715 36379 1 / 27 4
1964 73052 36648 1 / 27 4
1963 71331 35108 1 / 28 4
1962 72571 35076 1 / 29 4
1961 75907 35761 1 / 28 4
1960 76863 36039 1 / 28 3
1959 78599 36840 1 / 27 3
1958 78723 37119 1 / 27 3
1957 84257 39082 1 / 26 2
1956 84858 40146 1 / 25 2
1955 84133 40880 1 / 24 3
1954 86267 42339 1 / 24 3
1953 86000 43630 1 / 23 2
1952 87076 44798 1 / 22 1
1951 87198 46340 1 / 22 1
1950 86266 48154 1 / 21 1
1949 86850 48964 1 / 20 1
1948 88588 50494 1 / 20 1
1947 94763 51803 1 / 19 1
1946 87423 53841 1 / 19 1
1945 74449 55325 1 / 18 1
1944 76950 56473 1 / 18 1
1943 80252 56242 1 / 18 1
1942 77178 55893 1 / 18 1
1941 66721 54333 1 / 18 1
1940 62473 53905 1 / 19 1
1939 59630 53885 1 / 19 2
1938 59093 53291 1 / 19 2
1937 56552 53032 1 / 19 2
1936 54674 52723 1 / 19 2
1935 54991 52826 1 / 19 2
1934 54239 52541 1 / 19 2
1933 51101 51554 1 / 19 2
1932 51919 49736 1 / 20 2
1931 51201 49268 1 / 20 2
1930 53946 49166 1 / 20 2
1929 52121 48467 1 / 21 2
1928 52747 47625 1 / 21 3
1927 53663 47624 1 / 21 3
1926 53208 47913 1 / 21 3
1925 52683 47209 1 / 21 4
1924 52939 46735 1 / 21 4
1923 50466 46038 1 / 22 4
1922 49814 45773 1 / 22 4
1921 49749 45167 1 / 22 4
1920 47915 45014 1 / 22 4
1919 42388 43247 1 / 23 3
1918 42121 41559 1 / 24 3
1917 37339 40344 1 / 25 3
1916 35568 39960 1 / 25 3
1915 33777 39803 1 / 25 3
1914 26263 40111 1 / 25 3
1913 20831 40641 1 / 25 3
1912 17644 41038 1 / 24 3
1911 9951 44037 1 / 23 3
1910 9195 47344 1 / 21 2
1909 7594 46305 1 / 22 3
1908 7012 45431 1 / 22 3
1907 6707 45679 1 / 22 3
1906 5908 44369 1 / 23 3
1905 6042 45663 1 / 22 3
1904 5855 45698 1 / 22 3
1903 5480 45960 1 / 22 3
1902 5592 45590 1 / 22 3
1901 4735 44473 1 / 22 3
1900 7245 48143 1 / 21 3
1899 4598 43291 1 / 23 3
1898 5321 43369 1 / 23 3
1897 5113 45345 1 / 22 3
1896 5207 43548 1 / 23 3
1895 5335 45444 1 / 22 3
1894 5110 44139 1 / 23 3
1893 5029 44775 1 / 22 3
1892 5398 44233 1 / 23 3
1891 4516 44628 1 / 22 3
1890 5097 45909 1 / 22 3
1889 5020 45396 1 / 22 3
1888 5562 46024 1 / 22 3
1887 4768 47015 1 / 21 3
1886 5355 48337 1 / 21 3
1885 5175 48006 1 / 21 3
1884 5693 49745 1 / 20 3
1883 5223 49920 1 / 20 3
1882 5892 51827 1 / 19 3
1881 5441 54009 1 / 19 3
1880 5927 53643 1 / 19 3