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Meaning and name origin

Iago \i(a)-go\ as a boy's name is of Spanish and Welsh origin. Variant of James (Hebrew) "he who supplants". Santiago, the Spanish name for Saint James, was given to several geographical places in South America and the capital city of Chile. Literary: name of the villain in Shakespeare's "Othello".


Iago has 2 variant forms: Jago and Yago.

For more information, see also related boy names Jacob and Yaakov.


Iago is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Iago and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jacob (#4), James (#9) and Santiago (#115). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jacob, James, Santiago in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Iago is also pronounced similarly to Ugo. Other suggested similar baby names are Dago and Ingo. Like Iago, these names are not commonly used.