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Meaning and name origin

Diego \di(e)-go\ as a boy's name is pronounced dee-AY-go. It is of Spanish origin. Variant of James (Hebrew) "he who supplants". The Mexican peasant to whom the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared was named Juan Diego. Painter Diego Rivera.

Diego has 1 variant form: Dago.

For more information, see also the related boy name Santiago.

Diego is also pronounced similarly to Diogo. Other suggested similar baby names are Daeg and Dingo.


Diego is a somewhat popular first name for males (#640 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#7545 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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