Origin:Spanish
Popularity:110
Meaning:Saint James
Santiago is a cool way to pay tribute to the name James, no matter if you’re feeling inspired by the patron saint of Spain or the capital of Chile. This saint’s name and place name is formed from the element "san" for “saint” and Iago, an early form of James. Popular in Spanish-speaking households, Santiago is rising as a popular boys' name in the US. Variations include Sandiago, Sandiego, Xanti and Tiago. You can find characters named Santiago in literature, from Ernest Hemingway’s "The Old Man and the Sea" to Paulo Coelho’s "The Alchemist."

Famous Santiagos

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Santiago Arias
    Soccer Player
  • Santiago Cabrera
    Actor
  • Santiago Casilla
    Baseball Player
  • Santiago Segura
    Screenwriter

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Source: Social Security Administration

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