Diego is a boy’s name of Spanish origin. The meaning and etymology of this name is uncertain, but one theory states that it derives from Tiago, an abbreviation of Santiago, meaning “Saint Jacob.” Alternatively, it may derive from an Iberian name, Didacus, which was recorded as Diaco and Diago in the 10th century. Didacus may have its roots in the Latin name Didus, the Greek name Diadochus meaning “heir, successor,” or the Celtic word divakos, meaning “god.” Despite its unknown origins, Diego has long been a popular name among Spanish speakers, and reached 225th place in the baby name charts in 2021. With many famous bearers, including actors Diego Boneta and Diego Luna, your little Diego will be in good company.

Famous People Named Diego

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Diego Boneta
  • Diego Forlan
    Soccer Player
  • Diego Luna
  • Diego Rivera
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