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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 Velãzquez, Spanish painter
Diego Forlan, Uruguayan footballer
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, Argentine footballer
Diego Luna, Mexican actor

Pop Culture References for the name Diego

Diego, main character on animated series "Go, Diego, Go!;" cousin of Dora the Explorer
Don Diego Vega aka Zorro, character in the Zorro films
Diego, the saber-toothed tiger in the Ice Age Movies
Diego, character in the movie "Sky"
Diego Rosales, character in Cassandra Clare's "The Dark Artifices" series
Diego Armando aka Godot, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'

Santiago, Dago

Diego's International Variations

Diogo (Portuguese)