In Spain, Iago was linked to the Name of a Saint. Santo Iago. That gave origin to: Santiago, São Tiago, Tiago, Diogo (Portuguese), Diego (Spanish).
Yakov = Jacob and James in Russian.
The name Yakov was given to 96 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Yakov Yurovsky was the chief executioner of Russia's last emperor Nicholas II.
Yakov Smirnoff is a Ukrainian-American comedian best known as the originator of the "In Soviet Russia" joke. For example, "In America, you can always find a party! In Soviet Russia, party finds you!" In addition to doing stand-up, Smirnoff also paints.
Pronounced yah-ah-kohv.

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