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Boy Name: Diego

Name: Diego
Pronunciation: \di(e)-go\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Spanish
Related Names: Santiago
Sounds Like: Daeg, Dag, Deke, Dick, Doug, Dicky, Tige, Togo
Variant forms: Dago
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 640
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 7545


Diego \di(e)-go\ as a boy's name is pronounced dee-AY-go. It is of Spanish origin. Variant of James (Hebrew) "he who supplants". The Mexican peasant to whom the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared was named Juan Diego. Painter Diego Rivera.

Diego has 1 variant form: Dago.

For more information, see also the related name Santiago.

Baby names that sound like Diego are Daeg, Dag, Deke, Dick, Doug, Dicky, Tige and Togo.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Diego.


Diego is a somewhat popular first name for men (#640 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#7545 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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