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Gender: M Meaning of Diego: "supplanter" Origin of Diego: Spanish variation of James Diego's Popularity in 2015: #124

The energetic Diego is rising rapidly along with a lot of other authentically Spanish choices that work perfectly well with Anglo surnames.

Possibly a derivative of Santiago, Diego is a Sevillian saint, and one notable cultural namesake is Mexican painter Diego Rivera.

Famous People Named Diego

Diego Forlan, Uruguayan soccer player
Diego Rivera (born Diego Maria de la Concepcion Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodriguez), Mexican muralist
Diego Klattenhoff, Canadian actor
Diego Maradonna, former soccer star from Argentina, one of the best players of all time
Diego Velãzquez, early Spanish artist

Pop Culture References for the name Diego

Diego Armando, character from 'Ace Attorney' who later goes by the name of Godot
Diego is the main character of the kids' show "Go, Diego, Go!" cousin of Dora the Explorer
Don Diego Vega is Zorro
Diego, the saber-toothed tiger in the Ice Age Movies
Diego is Norman Reedus's character in the movie "Sky"
Diego Rosales, character in Cassandra Clare's "The Dark Artifices" series

Santiago, Dago

Diego's International Variations

Diogo (Portuguese)