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Gender: Male Pronunciation: Sant Iago Meaning of Santiago: "Saint James" Origin of Santiago: Place-name or Latin Santiago's Popularity in 2017: #93

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 "Generation CAF #67 (w/ occupations)".

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.

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Famous People Named Santiago

Santiago Cabrera, English-Chilean actor
Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect
Santiago Bernabéu, Spanish footballer and president of Real Madrid
Santiago Hernán Solari, Argentine footballer
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish pathologist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Santiago Cortés, El Salvadorean footballer
Santiago Cazorla, Spanish footballer
Santiago Iglesias, Puerto Rican Senator
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, American actor
Santiago Enrique Baston (b. 2018), son of Eva Longoria and JosePepe” Baston

Pop Culture References for the name Santiago

Santiago, aging fisherman in Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea"
Santiago Fisterra, character in telenovela "La Reina del Sur"
Santiago, main character in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Santiago, character in Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire"
Santiago, protagonist and troubled Jesus figure in the novella "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" by Gabriel García Márquez
Santiago, a character in "Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future" by Mike Resnick
Santiago, a character on TV's "Friday Night Lights"
Santiago Rivera, character in The Cluefinders game series
Hale Santiago, character in the Canadian television series "Lost Girl"
Amy Santiago, character on TV's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Santiago "Jaime" Mendoza, Character in "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe", by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Santiaco, Santigo, Santeago, Santago, Santiego

Santiago's International Variations

Yague, Tago, Saniago, Yago, Sandiago, Chano, Santi, Diago, Chago, Antiago, Sandiego, Vego (Spanish) Tiago (Portuguese) Xanti (Basque)


rayleemarie Says:


Nickname "Santi" is simply adorable!!!

Ruanne Says:


Indeed, it climbed faster than I expected!

indiefendi2 Says:


A very fun and handsome name to me...I just wish it wasn't in the Top 100.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I love this, and most of its variations.