The name Santiago is a boy's name of Spanish, Latin origin meaning "Saint James". Santiago is ranked #93 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents - Sibsets Version".
From the experts:
Santiago is a spirited Spanish name with great crossover potential: a place-name (it's a city in Chile), a surname, and the patron saint of Spain. It's a name on the rise in the charts.
Santiago has been featured in several works of fiction: it was the main character's name in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Paolo Coehlo's The Alchemist, and there was also a Santiago in Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire.