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19:36 Oct 26, 2001
English to Norwegian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:James
I would like to know how to write and say my name in Norwegian.
Explanation: I know it's rather boring, but James in Norwegian would be just ... James. If you want a Norwegian name that sounds a bit like James, try "Jens", pronounced "Yens". There might even be an etymological connection between the two...
Explanation: Here is an explanation as to why the name James and Jacob (Jakob) are the same name.
The origin of the name James
from a given name that has the same origin as Jacob but that is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible (1611) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles (James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo).