Name: Santiago

Origin and Meaning of the Name Santiago

  • Meaning:
    Saint James
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (san tee YAH go)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Santiago)
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Miscellaneous Info for Santiago

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  • Used in:
    English and Spanish speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Iago is the Spanish version of James. Santiago de Compostela (Saint James of Compostela) in Spain is a Christian pilgrimage destination that has been popular since the Middle Ages.

    The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel written by Ernest Hemingway which centers upon Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman, who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. There is also a character in the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer named Santiago.

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Popularity Rank of Santiago (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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