Name for today- 14 April

By moonjazz


Diego is a boys name.

It is said DYE-go

Meaning is uncertain could be a shortened form of Santiago or a pet form of Jamie or a Spanish name derived from the Hebrew Jacob.

Diego was translated into Latin as “Didacus” (“learned person”). (Wikipedia)

Popularity from Baby Name Wizard.

  • #7 in Chile
  • #9 in Spain
  • #46 in Belgium
  • #68 in United States
  • #165 in Canada (Quebec)
  • #274 in Canada (Alberta)
  • #312 in Canada (British Columbia)

Variants/Nicknames: Dig.


The Best Baby Name Book by Sue Nicholson.

6 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Sophia said,

    I know a Diego with a sister called Madison.

    • 2

      babynamelover said,

      I imagine a Diego with a more ethnically named sister like Diego & Gianna or Diego & Lucia or Diego & Valentina….

  2. 3

    Young Christian Woman said,

    I would say the pronunciation is closer to dee ay go or dee eg o… Is that pronunciation guide using Spanish phonetics? If so it’s saying the sound is more like dyay go, which is also a phonetic pronunciation in Spanish; depends how fast one is talking.

    Didn’t know there was so much question about its origins.

    I like the name okay, but it’s too Hispanic for me to seriously consider it. And, the cartoon character thing again.

    • 4

      babynamelover said,

      The pronunciation came off Behindthename… they are fairly reliable. I looked at several sites/books for origins and they were all different? Which meaning would you say is most reliable? I don’t think I could use it either, but I do love a lot of those o ending names 🙂

  3. 5

    Sophia said,

    I say Dee-AY-go. That’s the only way I’ve ever heard it pronounced but I’m no expert on Spanish haha

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