Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /san.ˈtja.ɣo/(Spanish) /sɐ̃.ti.ˈa.ɡu/(European Portuguese) /sɐ̃.t͡ʃi.ˈa.ɡu/(Brazilian Portuguese) /sɑn.ti.ˈɑ.ɡoʊ/(English) /sæn.ti.ˈɑ.ɡoʊ/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "Saint James", derived from Spanish santo "saint" combined with Yago, an old Spanish form of James, the patron saint of Spain. It is the name of the main character in the novella The Old Man and the Sea (1951) by Ernest Hemingway. This also is the name of the capital city of Chile, as well as several other cities in the Spanish-speaking world.

Related Names

DiminutivesDiego, Santi(Spanish) Diogo, Tiago(Portuguese) Thiago(Portuguese (Brazilian))
Other Languages & CulturesXanti(Basque) Dídac(Catalan) Diego(Italian) Didacus(Medieval Spanish)


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

Spain: May 3
Spain: July 25
Spain: November 28


Entry updated April 23, 2024