Diego: baby boy name meaning and popularity


A Spanish version of the name James, meaning “supplanter,” or possibly a diminutive of the name Santiago. Either way, it’s one of those names that’s popular within the Latino community but works well as a crossover. And if you name your son Diego, be prepared to play old episodes of “Go, Diego, Go!” on loop.


Albert. Totally kidding.

Famous people named Diego:

Actors Diego Luna and Diego Klattenhoff; Brazilian soccer players Diego da Silva Costa and Diego Ribas de Cunha.

Fun fact:

The saber-toothed tiger character in the movie Ice Age is named Diego.

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