Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈdje.ɣo/(Spanish) /ˈdjɛ.ɡo/(Italian) /ˈdje.ɡo/(Italian)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Spanish name, possibly a shortened form of Santiago. In medieval records Diego was Latinized as Didacus, and it has been suggested that it in fact derives from Greek διδαχή (didache) meaning "teaching". Saint Didacus (or Diego) was a 15th-century Franciscan brother based in Alcalá, Spain.

Other famous bearers of this name include Spanish painter Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona (1960-2020).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesXanti(Basque) Dídac(Catalan) Santiago(English) Didacus(Medieval Spanish) Santiago, Diogo, Tiago(Portuguese) Thiago(Portuguese (Brazilian))
Surname DescendantsDíaz, Diego, Díez(Spanish)

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Name Days

Croatia: December 9
Italy: November 13
Spain: November 13
Spain: December 9


Entry updated April 23, 2024