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What does Diego mean?

Diego \di(e)-go\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

Diego has 1 variant: Dago.

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

Diego has 27 more alternative forms via James: Diogo, Giacomo, Hamish, Iago, Jacob, Jacques, Jago, Jagu, Jaime, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jame, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie, Jamison, Jascha, Jayme, Jaymes, Jaymie, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jimbo, Jimmie, Jimmy and Seamus.


Popularity

Diego is a somewhat popular first name for men (#640 out of 1220, Top 52%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#7545 out of 88799, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Diego for boys. Diego entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #56 in the U.S. in 2006, and is currently at #129. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diego name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Diego outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Diego and related names. Prominent variation forms of Diego (#129 a year ago) are Hamish, Jacob (#4 a year ago), Jacques, Jaime (#468), Jame, James (#9), Jameson (#159), Jamey, Jamie (#786), Jamison (#440), Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy (#523), Santiago (#115) and Seamus (#900). Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1970-1979 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Jacques, Jamey, Jamie, Jim and Jimmie falling out of fashion. The more fashionable names for newborns among these are Diego (#129), Jacob (#4), Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440) and Santiago (#115), with Diego, Jacob and Santiago going through a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diego, Jacob, Jacques, Jaime, Jame, James, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie, Jamison in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Jimmy, Santiago, Seamus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hamish, Jacob, James, Jamie, Jimmy, Seamus outside U.S.


Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Daeg and Dingo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Diego.

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