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Gender: Male Origin of Iago: Welsh variation of James and Jacob Meaning of Jacob: Hebrew, "supplanter"

The name Iago is a boy's name of Spanish, Welsh origin. Iago and is often added to lists like Disney Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Iago, the villain of Shakespeare's Othello, was so treacherously evil that his name has hardly ever been heard offstage. Try the much-more-benign Inigo.

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Popularity

Iago is #1748 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Iago

Pop Culture References for the name Iago

Jago, Yago

Comments

stellarvra99 Says:

2017-07-23T23:42:19

My future son's nickname! Pronounced: YAH-go.

Haids1987 Says:

2016-02-24T16:01:14

Based on the movie Aladdin, I believe it's EE-yah-go.

Impwood Says:

2016-02-24T13:24:37

I can't work out how to pronounce this!
"YAH-go",
"YAY-go",
"ee-AY-go",
or
"ee-AH-go"?

EW314 Says:

2016-02-03T08:51:57

Cool name. Makes me think of Kenneth Branagh, which is never a bad thing. Plus Iago, despite his villainy, is actually my favourite character in "Othello", though I'm not sure I'd go as far as naming a son after him.

Luísa Says:

2015-11-12T23:33:35

I had forgotten about the parrot.... However, I love the character!

Luísa Says:

2015-11-12T23:31:48

Iago: "name has hardly ever been heard offstage".
Me: met 5

mschull Says:

2015-04-16T14:35:19

I LOVE this name. I worry about it being forever tied to the parrot in Aladdin, however.