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, Top 52%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#7545 out of 88799, Top 8%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Diego for boys. Diego reached its highest rank of #56 in the U.S. in 2006. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Diego and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are James (#9), Santiago (#115) and Diego (#129). (2014 statistics).