Name Diego Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Diego


Diego is a ♂ boy’s name.

Origin of the name Diego

Diego is a Spanish name. It originally derived from the medieval names Didacus, Didaco and Didago, but is today seen as a variant of the Hebrew name Jacob, because it derived from Medieval Spanish “Sant Yago“ (=”Saint James“), who was Saint James the Great. From this came the name Santiago and the short form Diego.

What is the meaning of the name Diego?

Diego means “teacher” (from ancient Greek “didakhḗ/δῐδᾰχή” = instruction/teaching) and “Saint James“ (from Santiago) or “may God protect”, “holder of the heel” and “supplanter” (from James or Jacob).

Pronunciation of Diego

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Popularity of the name Diego

The name Diego is ranked #2162 overall.

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