Name: Diego

Origin and Meaning of the Name Diego

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    (dee AY go)
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    English speaking countries
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    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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