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pinWhat does Iago mean?

Iago /ia-go/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Spanish, Welsh and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Iago is "he who supplants".

Variant of James. 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 variants: Jago and Yago.

Related boy names: Jacob and Yaakov.

Iago has 31 more relations via James, Santiago: Diego, Diogo, Giacomo, Hamish, Jacob, Jacques, Jagu, Jaime, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jame, Jameson, Jamey, Jamie, Jamison, Jascha, Jayme, Jaymes, Jaymie, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jimbo, Jimmie, Jimmy, Sandiago, Sandiego, Santeago, Santiaco, Santigo and Seamus.

Kreatif forms: Iagoioa, Ioago, Ioaiago. [more]

pinHow popular is Iago?

Iago is an unusual given name for men. Iago is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Jacob (#4 a year ago), James (#9), Santiago (#115), Diego (#129), Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jaime (#468), Jimmy (#523), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jimmie, Jim, Jamey, Hamish, Jacques, Jame and Jayme are the prominent alternative forms of Iago (unlisted). These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4745%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3804%, down 19.8%), with the forms Jamie, Jacques, Jamey, Jim and Jimmie falling out of fashion. The most fashionable names for newborns among these are Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Santiago (#115), Jacob (#4) and Diego (#129), with Diego, Jacob and Santiago undergoing a rebound in usage. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Iago and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diego, Jacob, Jacques, Jaime, Jame in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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.

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