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    Diego | Name Meaning & Origin

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    Name: Diego

    Origin and Meaning of the Name Diego

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    Gender:

    Boy

    Origin:

    Hebrew

    Meaning:

    Supplanter

    Origin:

    English

    Meaning:

    Supplanter

    Pronunciation:

    (dee AY go)   [Guide]

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    Miscellaneous Info for Diego

    Categories:

    Argentine Names, Bolivian Names, Chilean Names, Costa Rican Names, Panamanian Names, Peruvian Names, Salvadoran Names, Cuban Names, Mexican Names, Spanish Names

    Used in:

    English speaking countries

    Additional info:

    Diego comes from Santiago, the Spanish for Saint James. Santiago de Compostela (Saint James of Compostela) in Spain is a Christian pilgrimage destination that has been popular since the Middle Ages.

    Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter who, at one point, was the husband of Frida Kahlo. Diego was also the first name of Spanish painter Velázquez. Diego Maradona is an Argentinian football player, famous for the controversial 'Hand of God' goal.

    The name is particularly popular in Chile (#7 in 2006), Spain (#10) and the American state of New Mexico (#8).

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    The name meaning of Diego and the name origin of Diego have been reviewed by our name experts.
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