Namesakes

American Presidents: 6 presidents
James Madison   1809-1817  
James Monroe   1817-1825  
James K. Polk   1845-1849  
James Buchanan   1857-1861  
James A. Garfield   1881  
Jimmy Carter (a.k.a. James)   1977-1981  
Australian Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
James Scullin   1929-1932  
Bob Hawke (a.k.a. James)   1983-1991  
Biblical Characters: 4 characters
James   (m)   Luke 6:16  
James   (m)   Matt. 4:21/Mark 3:17  
James   (m)   Matt. 10:3  
James   (m)   Matt. 13:55  
British Prime Ministers: 5 prime ministers
Arthur Balfour (a.k.a. James)   1902-1905  
Ramsay MacDonald (a.k.a. James)   1924; 1929-1935  
Harold Wilson (a.k.a. James)   1964-1970; 1974-1976  
James Callaghan   1976-1979  
Gordon Brown (a.k.a. James)   2007-2010  
Emmy Award Winners: 4 actors
(actor) James Garner   1977   The Rockford Files  
(actor) James Earl Jones   1991   Gabriel's Fire  
(actor) James Gandolfini   2000; 2001; 2003   The Sopranos  
(actor) James Spader   2004; 2005; 2007   The Practice; Boston Legal  
English and British Kings and Queens: 2 kings
King James I   1603-1625  
King James II   1685-1688  
Fictional Characters from Books: 5 characters, 2 heroes, 1 villain
James Morland   1817   Northanger Abbey  
James Benwick   1818   Pride and Prejudice  
Professor James Moriarty   1894   The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes  
Jay Gatsby (a.k.a. James)   1925   The Great Gatsby  
James Bond   1953   Casino Royale  
Logan "Wolverine" (a.k.a. James)   1974   X-Men  
Harry Potter (a.k.a. James)   1997   Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone  
Jim Valenti (a.k.a. James)   1998   Roswell High  
Fictional Characters from Movies: 2 heroes
James Bond   1962   Dr. No  
Harry Potter (a.k.a. James)   2001   Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone  
Fictional Characters from Television: 6 characters
Daniel Jonas (a.k.a. James)   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Lawrence Alamain (a.k.a. James)   1965   Days of Our Lives  
James T. Kirk   1966   Star Trek  
Jim Valenti (a.k.a. James)   1999   Roswell  
Miles Barnett (a.k.a. James)   2005   Surface  
James Ellison   2008   Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles  
Hall-of-Famers: 2 baseball, 2 basketball, 2 football
(baseball) James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell   1974  
(basketball) Jim Pollard (a.k.a. James)   1977  
(football) O. J. Simpson (a.k.a. James)   1985  
(football) James Lofton   2003  
(basketball) James Worthy   2003  
(baseball) J. L. Wilkinson (a.k.a. James)   2006  
Harry Potter Characters: 3 characters
Harry Potter (a.k.a. James)  
James Potter  
James Sirius Potter  
Nobel Prize Winners: 6 economics, 6 physics, 5 medicine, 2 chemistry, 1 peace
(medicine) John James Rickard Macleod   1923  
(physics) James Franck   1925  
(physics) James Chadwick   1935  
(chemistry) James B. Sumner   1946  
(medicine) James Watson   1962  
(physics) James Rainwater   1975  
(economics) James Meade   1977  
(physics) James Cronin   1980  
(economics) James Tobin   1981  
(economics) James M. Buchanan Jr.   1986  
(medicine) James Black   1988  
(chemistry) Elias James Corey   1990  
(economics) James Mirrlees   1996  
(economics) James Heckman   2000  
(peace) Jimmy Carter (a.k.a. James)   2002  
(physics) Anthony James Leggett   2003  
(economics) Robert J. Shiller (a.k.a. James)   2013  
(medicine) James Rothman   2013  
(physics) David J. Thouless (a.k.a. James)   2016  
(medicine) James P. Allison   2018  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 37 actors
James Cagney   1899-1986  
James Dunn   1901-1967  
James Stewart   1908-1997  
James Mason   1909-1984  
James Garner   1928-2014  
James Coburn   1928-2002  
James Earl Jones   1931-  
James Dean   1931-1955  
James Stacy   1936-2016  
James Fox   1939-  
James Cromwell   1940-  
James Caan   1940-  
James Brolin   1940-  
James Reynolds   1946-  
James Woods   1947-  
James Cosmo   1948-  
James Faulkner   1948-  
James Rebhorn   1948-2014  
James Remar   1953-  
Jim Belushi (a.k.a. James)   1954-  
James Pickens, Jr.   1954-  
James Spader   1960-  
Scott Baio (a.k.a. James)   1960-  
James Gandolfini   1961-2013  
James Marsters   1962-  
James Purefoy   1964-  
James Nesbitt   1965-  
James Tupper   1965-  
Jim Caviezel (a.k.a. James)   1968-  
Stegath Dorr (a.k.a. James)   1973-  
James Marsden   1973-  
James D'Arcy   1975-  
Jimmi Simpson (a.k.a. James)   1975-  
James Van Der Beek   1977-  
James Franco   1978-  
James McAvoy   1979-  
James Lafferty   1985-  
Notable Artists: 2 painters, 1 fashion designer
Archer James Oliver   1774-1842  
James McNeill Whistler   1834-1903  
Hubert de Givenchy (a.k.a. James)   1927-2018  
Notable Athletes: 16 rugby, 14 soccer, 6 football, 3 basketball, 2 baseball, 2 driving, 1 cricket, 1 tennis
(baseball) James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell   1903-1991  
(basketball) Jim Pollard (a.k.a. James)   1922-1993  
(soccer) Jimmy Armfield (a.k.a. James)   1935-2018  
(driving) Jim Clark (a.k.a. James)   1936-1968  
(football) O. J. Simpson (a.k.a. James)   1947-  
(driving) James Hunt   1947-1993  
(football) James Lofton   1956-  
(soccer) James Kwesi Appiah   1960-  
(basketball) James Worthy   1961-  
(tennis) Mark Petchey (a.k.a. James)   1970-  
(baseball) Kris Benson (a.k.a. James)   1974-  
(soccer) Shay Given (a.k.a. James)   1976-  
(rugby) Nick Easter (a.k.a. James)   1978-  
(rugby) James Pritchard   1979-  
(rugby) Matt Giteau (a.k.a. James)   1982-  
(soccer) James Collins   1983-  
(football) James Ihedigbo   1983-  
(rugby) Jamie Heaslip (a.k.a. James)   1983-  
(rugby) James Haskell   1985-  
(rugby) James Hook   1985-  
(soccer) James Milner   1986-  
(football) James Starks   1986-  
(rugby) Ken Owens (a.k.a. James)   1987-  
(rugby) Tim Swinson (a.k.a. James)   1987-  
(soccer) James Troisi   1988-  
(soccer) Mitchell Langerak (a.k.a. James)   1988-  
(rugby) James Hanson   1988-  
(rugby) Kurtley Beale (a.k.a. James)   1989-  
(rugby) Nick Phipps (a.k.a. James)   1989-  
(soccer) James Chester   1989-  
(football) Torrey Smith (a.k.a. James)   1989-  
(soccer) James McClean   1989-  
(soccer) James Holland   1989-  
(rugby) James Slipper   1989-  
(rugby) Fraser Brown (a.k.a. James)   1989-  
(soccer) Ryan McGowan (a.k.a. James)   1989-  
(basketball) James Harden   1989-  
(rugby) James King   1990-  
(rugby) Tawera Kerr-Barlow (a.k.a. James)   1990-  
(soccer) James McCarthy   1990-  
(football) James Gayle   1991-  
(soccer) James Rodríguez   1991-  
(rugby) Paddy Jackson (a.k.a. James)   1992-  
(cricket) Ruaidhri Smith (a.k.a. James)   1994-  
(soccer) Paddy McNair (a.k.a. James)   1995-  
Notable Businesspeople: 4 businesspersons
James J. Hill   1838-1916  
J. Howard Marshall (a.k.a. James)   1905-1995  
James McLamore   1926-1996  
James Packer   1967-  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 4 explorers
James Cook   1728-1779  
James Bruce   1730-1794  
James Clark Ross   1800-1862  
James Augustus Grant   1827-1892  
Notable Filmmakers: 4 directors, 1 screenwriter
Franklin J. Schaffner (a.k.a. James)   1920-1989  
Mel Brooks (a.k.a. James)   1926-  
James L. Brooks   1940-  
James Cameron   1954-  
Stegath Dorr (a.k.a. James)   1973-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television
(television) James May   1963-  
Notable Musicians: 6 musicians, 2 composers, 1 singer
James Brown   1933-2006   soul  
Jim Rodford (a.k.a. James)   1941-2018     
Jimi Hendrix (a.k.a. James)   1942-1970   rock  
Jim Morrison (a.k.a. James)   1943-1971     
Jimmy Page (a.k.a. James)   1944-   rock  
James Newton Howard   1951-     
James Horner   1953-2015     
James Hetfield   1963-   rock  
Maynard James Keenan   1964-   rock  
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 1 mathematician
James Gregory   1638-1675  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 2 biologists, 2 physicists, 1 astronomer, 1 inventor
James Gregory   1638-1675  
James Watt   1736-1819  
John James Audubon   1785-1851  
James Prescott Joule   1818-1889  
James Clerk Maxwell   1831-1879  
James Watson   1928-  
Notable Writers: 6 authors, 1 playwright/author
James Fenimore Cooper   1789-1851  
J. M. Barrie (a.k.a. James)   1860-1937  
James Joyce   1882-1941  
J. Dalton Trumbo (a.k.a. James)   1905-1976  
Robert James Waller   1939-2017  
James Patterson   1947-  
Patrick Rothfuss (a.k.a. James)   1973-  
Olympic Medalists: 27 bronze, 21 gold, 19 silver, 3 silver/gold, 2 bronze/gold, 2 bronze/silver, 2 gold/bronze, 2 silver/bronze, 1 bronze/gold/silver, 1 gold/silver
(bronze/gold/silver) James B. Connolly   1896; 1900   high jump; long jump; triple jump  
(bronze) James Mitchell   1904   56 lb weight throw  
(silver/gold) James Lightbody   1904   1500 m; 3000 m steeplechase; 4 mile team; 800 m  
(gold/silver) Arthur Robertson (a.k.a. James)   1908   3 mile team; 3200 m steeplechase  
(silver) Garfield MacDonald (a.k.a. James)   1908   triple jump  
(silver) James Rector   1908   100 m  
(bronze) Wilfred Pallot (a.k.a. James)   1908   field hockey  
(bronze) Herbert Drury (a.k.a. James)   1912   artistic gymnastics  
(silver) James Donahue   1912   pentathlon  
(bronze) James Soutter   1912   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) James Duncan   1912   discus throw  
(silver) James Wendell   1912   110 m hurdles  
(gold) Ted Meredith (a.k.a. James)   1912   4x400 m relay; 800 m  
(bronze/silver) James Wilson   1920   10000 m; cross country team  
(bronze) Louis Balbach (a.k.a. James)   1920   diving - springboard  
(silver) James Henigan   1924   cross country team  
(bronze) Edward Toms (a.k.a. James)   1924   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) James Connolly   1924   3000 m team  
(bronze) James Brooker   1924   pole vault  
(gold/bronze) Wally O'Connor (a.k.a. James)   1924; 1932   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay; water polo  
(gold) Ray Barbuti (a.k.a. James)   1928   400 m; 4x400 m relay  
(bronze) James Corson   1928   discus throw  
(gold) James Quinn   1928   4x100 m relay  
(bronze) James Thompson   1928   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver/bronze) Jimmy Ball (a.k.a. James)   1928; 1932   400 m; 4x400 m relay  
(gold) James Bausch   1932   decathlon  
(bronze) James Cristy Jr.   1932   swimming - 1500 m freestyle  
(silver) James Stewart   1936   basketball  
(bronze) James LuValle   1936   400 m  
(silver) Doug Peden (a.k.a. James)   1936   basketball  
(silver) Jim Delaney (a.k.a. James)   1948   shot put  
(silver/gold) James McLane Jr.   1948; 1952   swimming - 1500 m freestyle; swimming - 400 m freestyle; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Jim Fuchs (a.k.a. James)   1948; 1952   shot put  
(bronze) James Dillion   1952   discus throw  
(bronze) James Gathers   1952   200 m  
(gold) Jim Walsh (a.k.a. James)   1956   basketball  
(gold) Ira Murchison (a.k.a. James)   1956   4x100 m relay  
(bronze/silver) Derek Johnson (a.k.a. James)   1956   4x400 m relay; 800 m  
(gold) Dick Boushka (a.k.a. James)   1956   basketball  
(silver) John Monckton (a.k.a. James)   1956   swimming - 100 m backstroke  
(gold) Don Thompson (a.k.a. James)   1960   50 km walk  
(bronze) James Wedderburn   1960   4x400 m relay  
(gold) Jim Barnes (a.k.a. James)   1964   basketball  
(bronze) Jimmie Heuga (a.k.a. James)   1964   alpine skiing  
(gold) James King   1968   basketball  
(silver/gold) Randy Matson (a.k.a. James)   1964; 1968   shot put  
(gold) Jim Hines (a.k.a. James)   1968   100 m; 4x100 m relay  
(silver) Jim Ryun (a.k.a. James)   1968   1500 m  
(bronze) James Henry   1968   diving - springboard  
(bronze) James Slatton   1972   water polo  
(gold) Eddie Hart (a.k.a. James)   1972   4x100 m relay  
(bronze) James Ferguson   1972   water polo  
(gold) Dave Wottle (a.k.a. James)   1972   800 m  
(silver) Jim Brewer (a.k.a. James)   1972   basketball  
(silver) James Forbes   1972   basketball  
(silver) James Butts   1976   triple jump  
(gold/bronze) James Montgomery   1976   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 200 m freestyle; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Malcolm Carmichael (a.k.a. James)   1980   rowing  
(gold) Jeffrey Float (a.k.a. James)   1984   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Ron Brown (a.k.a. James)   1984   4x100 m relay  
(silver) James Bergeson   1988   water polo  
(bronze/gold) Mitch Richmond (a.k.a. James)   1988; 1996   basketball  
(silver) James Doehring   1992   shot put  
(gold) James Jett   1992   4x100 m relay  
(bronze) Steve Smith (a.k.a. James)   1996   high jump  
(bronze) Kris Benson (a.k.a. James)   1996   baseball  
(silver) James Beckford   1996   long jump  
(bronze) James Godday   2004   4x400 m relay  
(gold) Lloy Ball (a.k.a. James)   2008   volleyball  
(silver) J. W. Krumpholz (a.k.a. James)   2008   water polo  
(bronze/gold) Steven Burke (a.k.a. James)   2008; 2012   cycling - track  
(silver) James Chapman   2012   rowing  
(silver) Trey Hardee (a.k.a. James)   2012   decathlon  
(gold) Greg Rutherford (a.k.a. James)   2012   long jump  
(gold) James Thompson   2012   rowing  
(bronze) James Foad   2012   rowing  
(bronze) James McRae   2012   rowing  
(gold) Ashton Eaton (a.k.a. James)   2012   decathlon  
(gold) James Harden   2012   basketball  
(silver/bronze) James Magnussen   2012   swimming  
Oscar Award Winners: 4 actors, 3 directors
(actor) James Stewart   1940   The Philadelphia Story  
(actor) James Cagney   1942   Yankee Doodle Dandy  
(actor) James Dunn   1945   A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  
(director) Franklin J. Schaffner (a.k.a. James)   1970   Patton  
(director) James L. Brooks   1983   Terms of Endearment  
(director) James Cameron   1997   Titanic  
(actor) James Coburn   1998   Affliction  
Other Leaders: 1 prime minister
Prime Minister Charles Haughey (a.k.a. James)   1979-1981; 1982; 1987-1992   Ireland  
Pulitzer Award Winners: 4 winners
James A. Michener   1948   Tales of the South Pacific  
James Gould Cozzens   1949   Guard of Honor  
James Agee   1958   A Death in the Family  
James Alan McPherson   1978   Elbow Room  
Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers: 1 musician
James Brown   1986  
Saints: 23 blessed, 20 saints
Saint James the Greater   ?-44  
Saint James   ?-0xx  
Saint James the Just   ?-62  
Saint James   ?-259  
Saint James   ?-338  
Saint James   ?-344  
Saint James of Nisibis   ?-350  
Saint James Intercisus   ?-421  
Saint James of Tarentaise   ?-429  
Saint James the Syrian   ?-500  
Saint James the Deacon   ?-769  
Saint James   ?-769  
Saint James of Sasseau   ?-865  
Blessed Giacomo of Bevagna (a.k.a. James)   1220-1301  
Blessed Giacomo Salomoni (a.k.a. James)   1231-1314  
Blessed Giacomo of Viterbo (a.k.a. James)   ?-1308  
Blessed Giacomo Benefatti (a.k.a. James)   ?-1332  
Blessed Giacomo Oldo (a.k.a. James)   1364-1404  
Saint Giacomo of the March (a.k.a. James)   1394-1476  
Blessed Jakob Griesinger of Ulm (a.k.a. James)   1407-1491  
Blessed Jakub Strepa (a.k.a. James)   ?-1409  
Blessed Giacomo Bertoni (a.k.a. James)   1444-1483  
Blessed Giacomo of Bitetto (a.k.a. James)   ?-1490  
Blessed James Walworth   ?-1537  
Blessed James Fenn   1540-1584  
Blessed Jacques Sales (a.k.a. James)   1556-1593  
Saint Jacobus Lacobs (a.k.a. James)   ?-1572  
Blessed James Thompson   ?-1582  
Blessed James Claxton   ?-1588  
Blessed James Bird   ?-1593  
Saint Diego Kisai (a.k.a. James)   ?-1597  
Blessed James Duckett   ?-1602  
Blessed James Guengoro   ?-1620  
Blessed James Denshi   ?-1622  
Blessed James Fayashida   ?-1628  
Saint James Kyushei Tomonaga   ?-1633  
Blessed Giacomo Cusmano (a.k.a. James)   1834-1888  
Saint James Nam   ?-1838  
Blessed Jacques Berthieu (a.k.a. James)   1838-1896  
Blessed Giacomo Alberione (a.k.a. James)   1884-1971  
Saint James Buzabalio   ?-1886  
Saint Jaime Hilario Barbal (a.k.a. James)   1898-1937  
Blessed Santiago Mestre Iborra de Rafelbunol (a.k.a. James)   1909-1936  
Scottish Kings and Queens: 7 kings
King James I   1406-1437  
King James II   1437-1460  
King James III   1460-1488  
King James IV   1488-1513  
King James V   1513-1542  
King James VI   1567-1625  
King James VII   1685-1689  
Shakespearian Characters: 4 characters
Sir James Blunt   Richard III  
Lord James Fiennes Say   Henry VI (2)  
James Gurney   King John  
Sir James Tyrrel   Richard III  
Spanish Kings and Queens: 2 kings
King Jaime I the Conqueror (Aragon) (a.k.a. James)   1213-1276  
King Jaime II the Just (Aragon) (a.k.a. James)   1291-1327  
Title Characters: 5 songs, 4 books
(book) James   1961   James and the Giant Peach  
(song) James   1970   Sweet Baby James  
(song) James Dean   1974   James Dean  
(song) James   1978   James And The Cold Gun  
(book) Harry Potter (a.k.a. James)   1997   Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone  
(song) James   2000   Little James  
(book) James   2008   The Day I Killed James  
(book) James   2014   Etta and Otto and Russell and James  
(song) James   2015   James Joint  
Tony Award Winners: 1 director
(director) Mel Brooks (a.k.a. James)   2001   The Producers