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What does Yago mean?

Yago Pronunciation of Yago [ya-go] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Yago is "he who supplants". Yago is an alternate form of Iago (Spanish, Welsh, Hebrew): version of James. Yago is also a variation of Yaakov (Hebrew): comedian Yakov Smirnov.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


6 related forms via Iago, Yaakov: Jago, Yaacob, Yachov, Yacov, Yakob and Yakov.

Creative forms:
(male) Yego, Yeogo, ..

(female) Yaki, Yako, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yago Sam (Y.S.), ..

How popular is Yago?

Yago is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#55237 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Yago (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Yaakov (#1017 in recent rankings) and Yakov (#1543). These forms of Yago were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (median #1280). Yaakov has historically been preferred by parents. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yaakov, Yakov in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yago and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Yago is alike in pronunciation to Ugo. Other suggested similar names are Dago, Drago, Fargo, Hugo, Ingo, Largo, Togo, Yaar, Yael, Yale, Yann, Yanno, Yasr, Yegor, Ygor and Yvo. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yago.

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