James means in the bible: English translation of Jacob, the Hebrew name. The New Testament mentions several people with this name. 1 Son of Zebedee is one of the Twelve and brother to John. Matt. 4:21, Mark 1:19-20 and Luke 5:10. Boanerges Mark 3.17 was his name and he was part of an inner circle that was chosen to join our Lord at special events: the raising of Jairus’ daughter Mark 5.37; the Transfiguration Matt. 17:1; Mark 9,2; Luke 9,28; and at Gethsemane Matt. 26:37, Mark 14:33. See also Mark 10:30; 41; 13; 3; Luke 8;51; 9;54. Herod Acts 12 was the one that killed him.
(in Bible Dictionary)