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What does Iago mean?

Iago Pronunciation of Iago 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". Also Welsh form of Jacob. Also form of Yaakov.

ASSOCIATED WITH supplants (victory), saint, literary



RELATIONS VIA JAMES, SANTIAGO Diego, Diogo, Jacob, Jagu, Jame



Iago Cartier (I.C.), ..

How popular is Iago?

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

Which version is better?

James (#4 A YEAR AGO), Jacob (#13), Santiago (#81), Diego (#134), Yaakov (#1097), Diogo and Jame are the prominent alternative forms of Iago (UNLISTED). These forms of Iago reached the apex of their popularity 8 decades ago (USAGE OF 5.4%) and are now significantly less common (USAGE 1.8%, DOWN 66%). James has been the most prominent, though Santiago has gained in usage over time, while James is now less common. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Iago is pronounced similarly to Iggie and Ugo. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Dago, Drago, Fargo, Hugo, Iain, Iakob, Iakov, Ian, Iddo, Ido, Igor, Ing, Inge, Ingo, Inigo, Italo, Ivano, Ivo, Iwo, Largo and Togo. These names tend to be more frequently used than Iago.

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