Gender: Male Meaning of Diego: "supplanter" Origin of Diego: Spanish variation of James Diego's Popularity in 2018: #134

The name Diego is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "supplanter". Diego is ranked #134 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Three Strikes, You're Out -- Boys".

From the experts:

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.

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Diego is #608 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Diego

Pop Culture References for the name Diego

Santiago, Dago

Diego's International Variations

Diogo (Portuguese)


Gayle Flores Says:


My dad Diego used to say, "Not a day goes by" - he would tell people to pronounce his name as "Day-go" rather than use the Spanish pronunciation. :)

Chae-Eun Says:


I had a friend named Diego Gonzalez. We called him "Diggy" or "Diggs." Personally, not half bad of a name.

Jazzy7 Says:


Super cute name :)