Santiago - boys name

Santiago name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Santiago name meaning:

The name Santiago is of Spanish origin and holds deep historical and cultural significance. It is derived from the Latin name Sanctus Iacobus, which means "Saint James". Saint James, also known as Santiago in Spanish, was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus in the Bible. He is highly venerated in the Catholic faith, and his name has become a symbol of strength, bravery, and devotion.

In addition to its religious connotations, the name Santiago is also associated with the historic pilgrimage route known as the Camino de Santiago. This famous trail, located in northern Spain, leads to the shrine of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela. Millions of people from around the world embark on this spiritual journey each year, seeking personal growth, reflection, and a connection with their faith.

Therefore, the name Santiago embodies a rich heritage and carries a sense of honor, spirituality, and adventure. It represents a person who is strong-willed, courageous, and deeply rooted in their beliefs.

Origin: Spanish

Named for Saint James.

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Overall UK ranking: 367 out of 4789

123 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Santiago

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