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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 Cool Baby Names That Start With I and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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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Famous People Named Iago

Iago ap Beli, King of Gwynedd, Wales
Iago Aspas, Spanish footballer
Iago Falque, Spanish footballer
Iago Herrerín, Spanish footballer
Iago Justen Maidana, Brazilian footballer
Iago Díaz, Spanish footballer
Iago Bouzón, Spanish footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Iago

Iago, villain in Shakespeare's "Othello"
Iago, parrot in Disney's "Aladdin"

Jago, Yago


stellarvra99 Says:


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

Haids1987 Says:


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

Impwood Says:


I can't work out how to pronounce this!

EW314 Says:


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:


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

Luísa Says:


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

mschull Says:


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