Colors Related to this Name: Green
Qualities Related to this Name: Philosophical, Spiritual
Popularity: This is a popular name in the US. Ranking #1268 in 2013 and #1255 in 2014.
Origin: New Testament form of Jacó. From Latin Sanctus (“holy, saint”) Iacobus (“James”) from Ἰακώβ (Iakṓb), from Classical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (Yaʿăqōḇ). Originally Santo Iago, it was contracted to Santiago, and ultimately suffered juncture loss ("São Tiago") in analogy to São Mateus, São Marcos, etc.
-(biblical) The twentieth book of the New Testament of the Bible, the general epistle of James.
-( male name); Portuguese equivalent of James.