Spanish variation of James

Diego Origin and Meaning

The name Diego is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "supplanter".

The energetic Diego is rising rapidly along with a lot of other authentically Spanish baby names that work perfectly well with surnames of any origin.

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

# 135 in the US

Diego Rank in US Top 1000

# 530 on Nameberry

Diego Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Diego Popularity

Famous People Named Diego

  • Diego Alberto MilitoArgentine footballer
  • Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzinindigenous Mexican who saw visions of the Virgin Mary
  • Diego Rodríguez de Silva y VelázquezSpanish painter
  • Diego Maria de la Concepcion Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera (y Barrientos Acosta y Rodriguez)Mexican muralist
  • Diego ForlanUruguayan footballer
  • Diego KlattenhoffCanadian actor
  • Diego Armando MaradonaArgentine footballer
  • Diego Luna (Alexander)Mexican actor
  • Diego da Silva CostaBrazilian footballer
  • Diego Ribas da CunhaBrazilian footballer
  • Diego Pablo SimeoneArgentine footballer and manager

Diego in Pop Culture

  • Diegomain character on animated series "Go, Diego, Go!;" cousin of Dora the Explorer
  • Diego de la Vega aka Zorrocharacter in the Zorro films
  • Diegothe saber,toothed tiger in the Ice Age Movies
  • Diegocharacter in the movie "Sky"
  • Diego Rosalescharacter in Cassandra Clare's "The Dark Artifices" series
  • Diego Armando aka Godotcharacter in video game 'Ace Attorney'
  • San DiegoCalifornia, USA
  • Diego Bustamantecharacter on Mexican telenovela Rebelde
  • Diego Caplancharacter in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery