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Santiago is the main character in Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist".
alexandra  1/10/2006
Santiago is the name of a character in Anne Rice's novel 'Interview with the Vampire'. He was an actor in the Theatre Des Vampires. He is described as being a particularly cruel prankster.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2006
Santiago is the main character in Ernest Hemingway's Novella "The Old Man and the Sea."
JFA  8/12/2006
Santiago Cabrera plays the precognitive painter Isaac Mendez on NBC's Heroes.
Firestorm  4/7/2007
There is also a city in Cuba named Santiago. So there is: "Santiago de Chile", "Santiago de Compostela" (Spain) and "Santiago de Cuba". Also, you have "Santiago de los Caballeros" (Dominican Republic), "Santiago de Cali" (Colombia) and "Santiago del Estero" (Argentina), to name a few.
soleta  4/19/2007
Santiago is the name of one of the Cluefinders, from the popular educational computer game for kids.
Georgia_kh  5/4/2007
This is my uncle's name, we call him Santi for short. I think it's an okay name. It's a bit of a mouthful. I prefer the name Santi.
isabelajane  2/18/2008
Santiago is the name of a major character in Gabriel García Márquez's classic novel "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," in its original Spanish title "Crónica de una muerte anunciada." Unfortunately, Santiago is the victim of said death.
SkyeSu  7/19/2008
Santiago Creel is a Mexican politician and future president. =D Fingers crossed!
Elianita  12/23/2008
I used to hate this name until I read The Old Man and the Sea. I wouldn't name a child this, but now there's a positive association. I can't believe that was the third comment and people didn't think of it sooner. Santiago is a lively enough name, but I don't think it's the best in the world.
Wilted  9/18/2009
Santiago Calatrava Valls (Valencian pronunciation: [santiˈaɣo kalaˈtɾava ˈvaʎs], born 28 July 1951) is a Spanish architect, sculptor and structural engineer whose principal office is in Zürich, Switzerland. He has offices in Zürich, Paris and in New York City, where he now resides.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago Álvarez Gómez (1913–2002) was a Spanish communist and founder of the Communist Party of Galicia.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago Álvarez Román (March 18, 1919– May 20, 1998) was a Cuban filmmaker. He wrote and directed many documentaries about Cuban and American culture. His "nervous montage" technique of using "found materials," such as Hollywood movie clips, cartoons, and photographs is considered a precursor to the modern video clip.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago Segura Silva (born 17 July 1965) is a Spanish film actor, screenwriter, producer and director.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago José Carrillo Solares (18 January 1915 – 18 September 2012) was a Spanish politician who served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) from 1960 to 1982. He later came to embrace Eurocommunism and democratic socialism.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago Casares y Quiroga (A Coruña, Galicia, 8 May 1884 – Paris, 17 February 1950) was Prime Minister of Spain from 13 May to 19 July 1936.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago Ramón y Cajal ForMemRS (Spanish: [sanˈtjaɣo raˈmon I kaˈxal]; 1 May 1852 – 18 October 1934) was a Spanish pathologist, histologist, neuroscientist and Nobel laureate. His original pioneering investigations of the microscopic structure of the brain have led him to be designated by many as the father of modern neuroscience. His medical artistry was legendary, and hundreds of his drawings illustrating the delicate arborizations of brain cells are still in use for educational and training purposes.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago Rusiñol (1861 - 1931) was a Catalan naturalist painter, author, and playwright.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (8 June 1895 – 2 June 1978) is a former Spanish football player.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago Gabriel Salcedo González, nicknamed "Sa-Sa", (born 6 September 1981) is a Paraguayan footballer currently playing for Club Atlético Banfield in the Argentinian 2nd Division, Primera B Nacional.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
José Santiago Cañizares Ruiz (born 18 December 1969) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago Urquiaga Pérez (born 18 April 1958 in Barakaldo, Biscay) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right defender.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago 'Santi' Ezquerro Marín (born 14 December 1976) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Santiago Denia Sánchez (born 9 March 1974), aka Santi, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender, and a current coach.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
I love this name it sounds so awesome, fun and cool! I recommend this name to people!
― Anonymous User  9/14/2015
Pronounced "sant-ee-ay-go".
― Anonymous User  9/14/2015
For me, Yago is much better than Santiago. The last one is too long and far from the original version of the name.
Jake Fax  6/24/2016
I would add: " Important cities in hispanic countries bear this name. Santiago de Chile (Chilean capital), Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Santiago de Cali (third Colombian city), Santiago de los Caballeros (Second city of Dominican Republic). Santiago de Managua (Nicaraguan capital) Santiago de León de Caracas (Venezuelan capital), Santiago de Querétaro (6th mexican city), Santiago de Guayaquil, (second and biggest city in Ecuador) Santiago del Estero (Argentina), Santiago de Cuba, and others." [noted -ed]
Nameadict  9/12/2016
Santiago Arias is a Colombian footballer who plays as a right back for Dutch club PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie.
lilolaf  1/20/2017
Santiago "Santi" Cazorla González is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for English club Arsenal, and for the Spanish national team. He is a versatile and ambidextrous attacking midfielder who can also play as a winger, Cazorla is noted for his speed, shooting accuracy, capacity to change the rhythm of gameplay and excellent close control. He was ranked as the tenth-best footballer in Europe by Bloomberg in 2013.
cutenose  1/20/2017
Santiago Solari is an Argentine retired footballer who played mostly as a left midfielder. He is a current manager of Real Madrid Castilla.
lilolaf  1/20/2017
According to ( Santiago ranked 1st place in Argentina (2009), 93rd place in Brazil (2015), 19th place in Chile (2015), 1st place in Colombia (2015), 1st place in Mexico (2013), 1st place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4th place in Portugal (2015), 83rd place in Spain (2015), 2nd place in Montevideo, Uruguay, 127th place in the USA (2015), given among Hispanics and 2nd place in Venezuela. Very popular name among Spanish speaking and Portuguese speaking countries.
lilolaf  2/10/2017
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (know as Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Spanish) is the current home stadium of Real Madrid.

Santiago Bernabéu is one of the most spectacular stadia in the world and most prestigious football venues. It has hosted the European Cup final on four occasions: in 1957, 1969, 1980, the UEFA Champions League Final in 2010. The final matches for the 1964 European Nations' Cup and the 1982 FIFA World Cup were also held at the Bernabéu.
lilolaf  2/10/2017
Santiago Botero is a Colombian former professional road bicycle racer. He was a pro from 1996 to 2010, during which time he raced in three editions of the Tour de France and four editions of the Vuelta a España (the Tour of Spain). He was best known for winning the mountains classification in the Tour de France, and the World Championship Time Trial.
lilolaf  2/10/2017
Santiago is a character in the Anime series, Pamtri.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2017
I came here from Pamtri, a Youtuber who uses this word (name) in their videos as a running gag.
Though to be honest, I would have never known this was a name if I didn't see it was popular in Portugal.

My actual impression: I think it sounds nice and very unique. It has a lot of history behind it as well. Personally, I like rarer names, and I've never seen or heard of somebody named Santiago around where I am from (Ohio). Of course, it's obviously common in other places, which maybe one day I might be able to travel to and meet some people who have this name. I think it sounds very nice. :)
UltimateTheZekrom  9/29/2017
I found out the name from the capital of Chile.
YaBoiFerdinash  1/30/2018

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