This is my name. I've been living in the UK for a few years but I'm from Galicia (Spain), where it's pretty common.

In Spain but outside of Galicia, only once a person associated it with Othello and maybe a couple of times with Aladdin's parrot. Many people read it wrong outside of Galicia, assuming the I is a lowercase L, resulting in Lago.

In the UK, most people read it Lago as well or pronounce it wrongly like ee-AY-go or eye-AY-go, instead of the expected ee-AH-go. Nobody ever associated it with Othello or Aladdin, unless I brought it up.

The Galician/Spanish pronunciation is a bit wrong, as it assumes it has three syllables, when it has two, as ia is a diphthong. For it to have three syllables it would have to be Íago (EE-ah-ghuw) or Ihago (ee-AH-ghuw). The correct pronunciation would be something like YAH-ghuw. [noted -ed]
Iago  4/27/2020
It is also Italian.

In 2016 were born 37 Iago in Italy and in 2017 were born 31 babies with this name.
Felie  7/3/2019
Iago Aspas is a Spanish footballer, currently playing as a striker for Celta de Vigo and the Spanish national team.
enchy  6/17/2018
It's a strong and wonderful name. It reminds me Iago from "Othello". The form that I prefer is Jago (Jaygo). All of them are cognates of my wonderful name: Jacob.
Jake Fax  7/5/2016
This name is also commonly used in Georgia - it was probably introduced to the country via Shakespeare's famous play "Othello".

In Georgian, Iago is written as: იაგო.

A known bearer of this name is Georgian artist Iago Dekanozishvili (b. 1951).
Lucille  6/5/2013
It is a pretty cool name, but it unfortunately reminds me of the Othello character, as well as the parrot from Aladdin.
Buneary  2/11/2013
Pronounced YAH-go (Welsh).
― Anonymous User  9/17/2010
I love this name, but I concede that it would be much too hard to get around the popular associations people have with this name. I'd never give it to a kid.
TheCheshireKat  12/3/2008
Well, I would rather not use the name of a Shakespearean villain, as that is the association people will have.
slight night shiver  4/24/2008
Yes, but Iago is an extremely smart, clever villan.
citizenchauvelin  8/24/2008
In Spain it's written Yago with an y not an i.
6diablesse6  2/4/2007
I love this name, but the Othello association is quite strong. As Iago is a villainous character, the name bears bad connotations. Still, I think it can work well as a middle name.
EricaAlexis90  7/21/2006
Iago is the name of the famous antagonist in Shakespeare's play, Othello.
aphroheidi  2/12/2006
Iago is the name of the annoying parrot in Disney's "Aladdin" movie.
breakofday  12/22/2005

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