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Gender of the name James: male
Unique code of the name James: 1872
First name James backwards: Semaj
Meaning and origin of the name James
Hugely popular English name, comes from name Jacob etymology (definition) - "heel; footprint; step, footstep".
James, son of Zebedee (died 44 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus [the other apostles too: Andrew brother of the Apostle Peter (the fisherman from Bethsaida, a disciple of John the Baptist), Peter (or Simon son of John, also called Cephas), John the Evangelist, Philip of Bethsaida, Bartholomew aka Nathaniel, Matthew the tax collector (also Levi Alpheus), Thomas, James the son, Thaddeus son of Alpheus (also known as Jacob or Judah Levi), Simon the Zealot (also Simon the Zealot) and Judas Iscariot (who betrayed Jesus)], and traditionally considered the first apostle to be martyred. He was a son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of John the Apostle. He is also called James the Greater or James the Great to distinguish him from James, son of Alphaeus and James the Just. James the Greater is the patron Saint of Spain.