JAMES

American Surname Summary Data for JAMES

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 233,224 80 0.086 865
United States (1880 census) 49,532 77 0.099 991
Change since 1880 +183692 -3 -0.013 -126
Other Countries
Australia 16,967 57 0.104 1,038
United Kingdom 77,846 46 0.169 1,695

Top States for JAMES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 17,812 112 0.085 854
California 16,615 157 0.049 491
Florida 15,251 81 0.095 954
New York 12,197 78 0.064 643
Georgia 10,601 62 0.129 1,295
Top States for JAMES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 7,654 53 0.191 1,908
Louisiana 8,399 46 0.188 1,879
Mississippi 5,114 53 0.180 1,798
Alabama 7,384 69 0.166 1,660
Arkansas 3,973 59 0.149 1,486

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called JAMES live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called JAMES represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called JAMES in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a JAMES by picking someone at random in South Carolina than anywhere else.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JAMES.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.

JOHNS
JONES
JAMES
GAMES
JAMESON
JANES
JAIMES
JAMIE
JOMES
JENNINGS
JAME
JENKS
AMES
JINKS
JEANS
JEANES
JAYNES
JANECZKO
JANEK
JANISZEWSKI
JANG
JANIAK
JANISH
JANISE
JANICE
JANISCH
JANIS
JANICK
JANIKOWSKI
JANIK
JANICKE
JANICKI
JAMEL
HAMES
IJAMES
JAENKE
JAGNEAUX
JAHNCKE
JAHNKE
JAHNS
JAIME
TAMES
JAMER
JANACEK
JANACK
JANAK
JANAS
JANCIK
JANCO
JANCZAK

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of JAMES that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.

JAEMS JMAES AJMES JAME JAMEA JAMESA JAMESE JAMESI JAMESO