Diego is a ♂ boy’s name.
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.
Popular nicknames for Diego are Djo, Diddy, Dio and Gogo.
Parents love to pair Diego with other Spanish, Mexican or Portuguese names such as Antonio, Juan, Alexander, Joel, San, Miguel, Gabriel, Luca, Armando, Luis, Salvatore, Javier, Emilio, Valentino and Alessandro.
The Californian city San Diego is popular for hosting the biggest “ComicCon” event every year. Additionally, it is known for its zoos and “SeaWorld”. San Diego has a naval base and turned the famous “USS Midway” into a museum. The beautiful “Balboa Park” is an attraction for locals as well as tourists.
There are many professional soccer players with the first name Diego, the most famous one is probably Argentinian legend Diego Maradona (1960 - 2020). Other known Argentinian soccer players named Diego are Diego Valeri (born 1986), Diego Perotti (born 1988), Diego Milito (born 1979), Diego Jesus Quintana (born 1978), Diego Flores (born 1980), Diego Fernando Klimowicz (born 1974) and Diego Ariel Franco Manicero (born 1985). In Brazil, Spain, Bolivia and Uruguay, Diego is a common first name among soccer players as well.
The name Diego is ranked #1911 overall.
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