How many U.S. presidents have been named James?
If you want your kid to be president, name him James. We mean your odds are fairly high considering nearly 15% of Presidents have had that name. Since the first US president in 1789, there have been 6 James as president: James Madison, James Monroe, James Polk, James Buchanan, James A. Garfield, and James Earl Carter (not to be confused with the actor, James Earl Jones). If you have a second son, there have been four "Johns", as well. Just don't name him after William Henry Harrison. He only had 31 days in office before he died of pneumonia.