Diego - boys name

Diego name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Diego name meaning:

The name Diego is of Spanish origin and has a rich history. It is derived from the Hebrew name Jacob, which means "supplanter" or "one who follows." Diego carries a strong and masculine connotation, making it a popular choice for boys. The name is often associated with individuals who are determined, ambitious, and charismatic.

Diego has gained significant popularity in various cultures and is widely recognized for its association with the famous Mexican artist, Diego Rivera. This association adds an artistic and creative flair to the name. Additionally, Diego is also linked to the Spanish explorer, Diego Velázquez, further enhancing its historical significance.

Parents who choose the name Diego for their son may be drawn to its strong and powerful sound, as well as its cultural and historical associations. The name Diego carries a sense of ambition and determination, which can inspire and motivate the individual who bears it.

Origin: Spanish

Hispanic version of James: supplanter; he that replaces. Famous Bearer: famed Mexican artist Diego Rivera.

Related names

Diego , Diega

Other boys names beginning with D


Overall UK ranking: 433 out of 4789

96 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Diego

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