- James FrancisJim, 1888–1953, U.S. track-and-field athlete and football and baseball player.
- a hamlet; village.
- Ian . born 1982, Australian swimmer; won three gold medals at the 2000 Olympic Games, six gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and two gold medals at the 2004 Olympic Games.
- James Francis. 1888–1953, American football player and athlete: Olympic pentathlon and decathlon champion (1912)
- Jeremy. born 1929, British politician; leader of the Liberal party (1967–76)
noun (in place names)
- a small village
n.Old English ðorp “village, hamlet, farm, estate,” reinforced by Old Norse ðorp, both from Proto-Germanic *thurpa- (cf. Old Frisian thorp, Frisian terp, Middle Dutch, Dutch dorp, German dorf “village,” Gothic þaurp “estate, land, field”), probably from PIE root *treb- “dwelling.” Preserved in place names ending in -thorp, -thrup.