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What does Diogo mean?

Diogo Pronunciation of Diogo [dio-go] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Diogo means "he who supplants". Diogo is an alternate form of James (Hebrew): from Late Latin Iacomus.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Diogo has 1 variant: Diego.

3 more related forms via James: Iago, Jago and Jimbo.

Creative forms:
(male) Deago, Doogo, ..

(female) Dioko, Dioma, ..

Middle name pairings:
Diogo Marek (D.M.), ..

How popular is Diogo?

Diogo is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#62775 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Diogo entered the list in 2004 and reached its apex position of #1841 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Diogo name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. James (#7 from recent data) and Diego (#124) are the prominent related forms of Diogo. Other variants, like Iago, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Diogo was widespread in the 1940s (median #1164) and has become significantly less since (#710, down 82%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Diogo, Diego, James in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Diogo is alike in pronunciation to Dago. Other recommended names are Bingo, Dingo, Dino, Dion, Dionio, Diot, Drago, Ringo, Togo and Viggo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Diogo.

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