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Place-name or Latin
"Saint James"

Santiago Origin and Meaning

The name Santiago is boy's name of Spanish, Latin origin meaning "Saint James".
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.
# 63 in the US

Santiago Rank in US Top 1000

Santiago Popularity

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Famous People Named Santiago

  • Santiago CabreraEnglish,Chilean actor
  • Santiago CalatravaSpanish architect
  • Santiago BernabéuSpanish footballer and president of Real Madrid
  • Santiago Hernán SolariArgentine footballer
  • Santiago Ramón y CajalSpanish pathologist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Santiago CortésEl Salvadorean footballer
  • Santiago CazorlaSpanish footballer
  • Santiago IglesiasPuerto Rican Senator
  • Ruben SantiagoHudson, American actor
  • Santiago Enrique Baston (b. 2018)son of Eva Longoria and Jose “Pepe” Baston

Santiago in Pop Culture

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