Over the past 110 years, 18 270 girls and 5 010 765 boys have been named James. The name James ranks 937th in the United States among the most common names for girls. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named James in 1910. The peak of popularity of the name James came in the 1920s and 1930s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.