Definition of James in English:

James

proper noun

  • 1The name of two kings of England.

    1. 1.1 James I(1566–1625), king of England and Ireland 1603–25; as James VI king of Scotland (1567–1625). He was the son of Mary Stuart and the father of Charles I. A major accomplishment during his reign was the translation of the King James Bible (1611)
    2. 1.2 James II(1633–1701), king of England, Ireland, and Scotland (1685–88). The son of Charles I, he escaped to the Continent in 1648 and returned to England at the Restoration in 1660. He became king on the death of his brother Charles II in 1685, but his conversion to Catholicism made him extremely unpopular. William of Orange and his wife, Mary, James's daughter, were invited to England by Whig and Tory leaders in 1688, and James was allowed to escape to France.

Pronunciation:

James

/jāmz/