Santiago: baby boy name meaning and popularity


Of Latin origin, this name combines the Spanish “santo” (saint) with the name Yago, the old Spanish form of James — so it literally means “Saint James.” Of course, it’s also the capital of Chile, so it’s a great way to pay tribute to Chilean roots. Or just to name your kid Santiago because it’s a cool name. Whatevs.


Santi, Tiago, or Iago if you’re into the evil parrot from Disney’s Aladdin.

Famous people named Santiago:

Architect Santiago Calatrava; Nobel Prize winner Santiago Ramón y Cajal.

Fun fact:

Santiago was the “old man” in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.

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