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Diego Meaning


What does Diego mean?

The name Diego is of Spanish origin.

The meaning of Diego is "supplanter".

Diego is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Die-go.

The Given Name Diego

Diego is generally thought of as a shortened form of Santiago.

Latinized as Didacus in the Middle Ages, the name may also possibly derive its' meaning from the Greek word didache meaning "teaching".

Diego is a form of James. See James for further details.

Diego is quite a valiant name and a welcome find.

A special name that is sure to be loved.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Diego falls into the place name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Diego Aloysius de San Vitores, Diego Antonio Reyes, and Diego Carvalho.

Diego Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 134 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,880 occurrences. It ranked 14,187 in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 129 in baby name popularity for boys with 3,095 occurrences. It ranked 13,033 in baby name popularity for girls with 7 occurrences.

Want to see how Diego sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Diego Name Popularity Page.

Diego Related Names

Diego is a form of James.

Diego is a diminutive of Santiago.

Famous Diegos

  • Diego Aloysius de San Vitores ~ Saint
  • Diego Antonio Reyes ~ Soccer Player
  • Diego Carvalho ~ Saint
  • Diego Cavalieri ~ Soccer Player
  • Diego Costa ~ Soccer Player
  • Diego de Acebo ~ Saint
  • Diego de Almagro ~ Explorer
  • Diego Forlan ~ Soccer Player
  • Diego Jose of Cadiz ~ Saint
  • Diego Kisai ~ Saint
  • Diego Maradona ~ Soccer Player
  • Diego Oddi ~ Saint
  • Diego of Alcala ~ Saint
  • Diego Velazquez ~ Artist

Diego Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Diego.

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Diego Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Diego in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Diego.

Just for fun, see the name Diego in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Diego in Nautical Flags page.