James
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Namesakes for James
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: 4 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  
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: 1 character
      James T. Kirk   1966   Star Trek  
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, 5 physics, 4 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  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 33 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 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  
      Jim Belushi (a.k.a. James)   1954-  
      James Pickens, Jr.   1954-  
      James Spader   1960-  
      James Gandolfini   1961-2013  
      James Marsters   1962-  
      James Purefoy   1964-  
      James Nesbitt   1965-  
      James Tupper   1965-  
      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
      Archer James Oliver   1774-1842  
      James McNeill Whistler   1834-1903  
Notable Athletes: 5 soccer, 3 basketball, 2 baseball, 2 driving, 2 football, 1 cricket
      (baseball) James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell   1903-1991  
      (basketball) Jim Pollard (a.k.a. James)   1922-1993  
      (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-  
      (basketball) James Worthy   1961-  
      (baseball) Kris Benson (a.k.a. James)   1974-  
      (soccer) James Troisi   1988-  
      (soccer) Mitchell Langerak (a.k.a. James)   1988-  
      (soccer) James Holland   1989-  
      (soccer) Ryan McGowan (a.k.a. James)   1989-  
      (basketball) James Harden   1989-  
      (soccer) James Rodríguez   1991-  
      (cricket) Ruaidhri Smith (a.k.a. James)   1994-  
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: 5 musicians, 2 composers, 1 singer
      James Brown   1933-2006   soul  
      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: 4 authors
      James Fenimore Cooper   1789-1851  
      J. M. Barrie (a.k.a. James)   1860-1937  
      James Joyce   1882-1941  
      James Patterson   1947-  
Olympic Medalists: 6 bronze, 4 gold, 1 bronze/gold, 1 gold/bronze, 1 silver
      (bronze) Wilfred Pallot (a.k.a. James)   1908   field hockey  
      (bronze) Herbert Drury (a.k.a. James)   1912   artistic gymnastics  
      (gold/bronze) Wally O'Connor (a.k.a. James)   1924; 1932   swimming; water polo  
      (bronze) Jimmie Heuga (a.k.a. James)   1964   alpine skiing  
      (bronze) Malcolm Carmichael (a.k.a. James)   1980   rowing  
      (bronze) Kris Benson (a.k.a. James)   1996   baseball  
      (gold) Lloy Ball (a.k.a. James)   2008   volleyball  
      (bronze/gold) Steven Burke (a.k.a. James)   2008; 2012   cycling - track  
      (silver) Trey Hardee (a.k.a. James)   2012   decathlon  
      (gold) Greg Rutherford (a.k.a. James)   2012   long jump  
      (bronze) James Foad   2012   rowing  
      (gold) Ashton Eaton (a.k.a. James)   2012   decathlon  
      (gold) James Harden   2012   basketball  
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  
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