First Names JAMES

 

National Statistics

Summary

  • JAMES is ranked as the 2nd most popular given name in the United States with an estimated population of 5,283,944.
  • This name is in the 99th percentile, this means that nearly 0% of all the first names are more popular.
  • There are 1657.15 people named JAMES for every 100,000 Americans.
  • This name is most often used as a first name, 99% of the time.
  • Based on the analysis of 100 years worth of data from the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Baby Names database, the estimated population of people named JAMES is 3,357,317.
  • The SSA data also shows that JAMES is used as a boy's name 100% of the time.

First Names JAMES
National Statistics

MyNameStats statistics:

  • Population Est. 5,283,944 +/-0.2%
  • National Rank 2
  • Percentile Rank 1.00
  • Proportion/100k 1,657.2

SSA Baby Name statistics:

  • Population Estimate 3,357,317
  • National Rank 2
  • Percentile Rank 100.00%
  • Proportion/100k 1,052.92

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Race and Ethinicity

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name JAMES is 80.0% White, 2.9% Hispanic origin, 13.5% Black, 1.5% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.5% Two or More Races, and 0.7% American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.

The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.

On this basis, the people with the name JAMES have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Hispanic origin.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name JAMES is included in the following name catgories:
  • Common US surname - Census Bureau Data
  • English surname
  • Common US masculine given name - Census Bureau Data
  • Common Swedish masculine given name - SCB Data
  • Common US feminine given name - Census Bureau Data
  • Biblical surname
  • Hebrew masculine given name
  • US masculine baby name - Social Security Administration
  • English masculine given name
  • Masculine given name

Race & Hispanic origin distribution
of the people with the name JAMES

Race or Hisp. origin % people named % general pop. % diff.
White 80.0% 63.9% 16.1%
Hispanic origin 2.9% 16.3% -13.4%
Black 13.5% 12.3% 1.2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1.5% 4.9% -3.4%
Two or more races 1.5% 1.8% -0.3%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.7% 0.7% 0.0%
 

State Statistics for Popularity and Rank

Summary

  • The state with the most people named JAMES is California where 423,175 people have this name.
  • Kentucky is the state where you are most likely to meet a person named JAMES, as 2603.87 in every 100,000 Kentuckians have this name.
  • Highest percentile rank of any state for this name is 100th, this rank was reached in the states of Wyoming.
  • Kentucky is the state with the biggest positive difference between the actual state population and the projected state population based on the national average. (where the blue bar extends past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 more people than projected.
  • The state with the biggest negative difference is Hawaii (where the blue bar does not extend past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 0 fewer people than projected.
Midwest State Statistics First-Names JAMES State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Illinois 248,976 1932.96 100.0% Indiana 145,345 2203.25 100.0% Iowa 45,316 1458.46 100.0% Kansas 49,817 1715.44 100.0% Michigan 174,349 1759.35 100.0% Minnesota 82,760 1516.53 100.0% Missouri 75,211 2512.01 100.0% Nebraska 32,995 1753.65 100.0% North Dakota 11,145 1507.19 100.0% Ohio 260,867 2249.98 100.0% South Dakota 13,883 1627.23 100.0% Wisconsin 101,288 1759.21 100.0%

Midwest States
State stats for the first name JAMES

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Illinois 248,976 1932.96 100.0%
Indiana 145,345 2203.25 100.0%
Iowa 45,316 1458.46 100.0%
Kansas 49,817 1715.44 100.0%
Michigan 174,349 1759.35 100.0%
Minnesota 82,760 1516.53 100.0%
Missouri 75,211 2512.01 100.0%
Nebraska 32,995 1753.65 100.0%
North Dakota 11,145 1507.19 100.0%
Ohio 260,867 2249.98 100.0%
South Dakota 13,883 1627.23 100.0%
Wisconsin 101,288 1759.21 100.0%
West State Statistics First-Names JAMES State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alaska 13,873 1883.04 100.0% Arizona 113,585 1687.38 100.0% California 423,175 1090.59 100.0% Colorado 94,423 1762.98 100.0% Hawaii 13,751 968.67 100.0% Idaho 26,141 1599.34 100.0% Montana 19,384 1893.72 100.0% Nevada 44,077 1552.51 100.0% New Mexico 32,602 1563.24 100.0% Oregon 69,606 1753.2 100.0% Utah 37,226 1264.93 100.0% Washington 104,589 1481.11 100.0% Wyoming 12,048 2062.45 100.0%

West States
State stats for the first name JAMES

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alaska 13,873 1883.04 100.0%
Arizona 113,585 1687.38 100.0%
California 423,175 1090.59 100.0%
Colorado 94,423 1762.98 100.0%
Hawaii 13,751 968.67 100.0%
Idaho 26,141 1599.34 100.0%
Montana 19,384 1893.72 100.0%
Nevada 44,077 1552.51 100.0%
New Mexico 32,602 1563.24 100.0%
Oregon 69,606 1753.2 100.0%
Utah 37,226 1264.93 100.0%
Washington 104,589 1481.11 100.0%
Wyoming 12,048 2062.45 100.0%
Northeast State Statistics First-Names JAMES State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Connecticut 39,606 1101.19 100.0% Maine 13,303 1000.18 100.0% Massachusetts 74,548 1105.16 100.0% New Hampshire 14,557 1097.17 100.0% New Jersey 97,571 1091.62 100.0% New York 285,775 1447.24 100.0% Pennsylvania 254,984 1994.06 100.0% Rhode Island 11,174 1059 100.0% Vermont 9,988 1594.1 100.0%

Northeast States
State stats for the first name JAMES

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Connecticut 39,606 1101.19 100.0%
Maine 13,303 1000.18 100.0%
Massachusetts 74,548 1105.16 100.0%
New Hampshire 14,557 1097.17 100.0%
New Jersey 97,571 1091.62 100.0%
New York 285,775 1447.24 100.0%
Pennsylvania 254,984 1994.06 100.0%
Rhode Island 11,174 1059 100.0%
Vermont 9,988 1594.1 100.0%
South State Statistics First-Names JAMES State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alabama 124,085 2558.78 100.0% Arkansas 67,458 2274.11 100.0% Delaware 16,774 1792.78 100.0% Dist. of Columbia 8,426 1278.86 100.0% Florida 301,836 1517.27 100.0% Georgia 215,889 2138.08 100.0% Kentucky 114,921 2603.87 100.0% Louisiana 83,127 1787.79 100.0% Maryland 113,818 1904.45 100.0% Mississippi 75,211 2512.01 100.0% North Carolina 201,896 2030.34 100.0% Oklahoma 71,452 1842.47 100.0% South Carolina 122,207 2528.86 100.0% Tennessee 166,953 2549.15 100.0% Texas 363,249 1347.52 100.0% Virginia 184,042 2210.37 100.0% West Virginia 46,521 2514.2 100.0%

South States
State stats for the first name JAMES

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alabama 124,085 2558.78 100.0%
Arkansas 67,458 2274.11 100.0%
Delaware 16,774 1792.78 100.0%
Dist. of Columbia 8,426 1278.86 100.0%
Florida 301,836 1517.27 100.0%
Georgia 215,889 2138.08 100.0%
Kentucky 114,921 2603.87 100.0%
Louisiana 83,127 1787.79 100.0%
Maryland 113,818 1904.45 100.0%
Mississippi 75,211 2512.01 100.0%
North Carolina 201,896 2030.34 100.0%
Oklahoma 71,452 1842.47 100.0%
South Carolina 122,207 2528.86 100.0%
Tennessee 166,953 2549.15 100.0%
Texas 363,249 1347.52 100.0%
Virginia 184,042 2210.37 100.0%
West Virginia 46,521 2514.2 100.0%
 

Full Names with JAMES as a First Name

Summary

Shown are the top 20 most likely full names that have JAMES as a first name. The length of the bars represents an estimate of the the number of people with the name expressed as a percentage of all the people named JAMES.

The most popular full name is JAMES Smith. 0.83% of all the people named JAMES have this family name.

There are 152352 last names associated with this first name.

Top 20 Last Names
paired with the first name JAMES

Rank Full Name % of pop
1 JAMES Smith 0.83%
2 JAMES Johnson 0.58%
3 JAMES Williams 0.49%
4 JAMES Brown 0.49%
5 JAMES Davis 0.42%
6 JAMES Miller 0.42%
7 JAMES Jones 0.40%
8 JAMES Wilson 0.33%
9 JAMES Anderson 0.30%
10 JAMES Moore 0.30%
11 JAMES Taylor 0.29%
12 JAMES Martin 0.28%
13 JAMES Thomas 0.28%
14 JAMES Thompson 0.27%
15 JAMES White 0.26%
16 JAMES Lee 0.26%
17 JAMES Hall 0.25%
18 JAMES Clark 0.25%
19 JAMES King 0.23%
20 JAMES Hill 0.23%