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

Iago Origin and Meaning

The name Iago is a boy's name of Spanish, Welsh origin.

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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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.