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Gender: M Pronunciation: Sant Iago Meaning of Santiago: "Saint James" Origin of Santiago: Place-name or Latin Santiago's Popularity in 2015: #127

Santiago is a spirited Spanish name with great crossover potential: a place-name (it's a city in Chile), a surname, and the patron saint of Spain. In the past decade it has climbed more than 100 places, now at Number 127.

Santiago has been featured in several works of fiction: it was the main character's name in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Paolo Coehlo's The Alchemist, and there was also a Santiago in Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire.

Famous People Named Santiago

Santiago Cabrera, English/Chilean actor
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, American actor
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Pop Culture References for the name Santiago

Santiago, aging fisherman in Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea"
Santiago Fisterra, TV character in telenovela "La Reina del Sur"
Santiago, main character in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Amy Santiago, character in TV's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".

Santiaco, Santigo, Santeago, Santago, Santiego

Santiago's International Variations

Yague, Tago, Saniago, Yago, Sandiago, Chano, Santi, Diago, Chago, Antiago, Sandiego, Vego (Spanish) Tiago (Portuguese) Xanti (Basque)