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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 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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Diego for boys (2015 statistics).
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