Diego Name Meaning & Origin

Diego

Pronunciation: dee-AY-go (key)

Origin of the name Diego:

A pet form of Jaime, the Spanish cognate of James, Diego is also popularly bestowed as an independent given name.

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One of three Spanish forms for James: Diego, Jaime and Santiago.

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Nicknames for Diego: | Edit

Dieguis, Digby, Dieglet, Pogli, Pogli le twerk, Pouglatta, Baby Pogli, Doggy

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Famous real-life people named Diego: | Edit

Diego Armando Maradona - soccer player. A lot of little boys were named "Diego Armando" after him.
Diego Rivera - Mexican painter/muralist
Diego Fernandez de Cevallos - Mexican politician
Diego Torres - Argentine pop singer
Diego Klattenhoff - Actor

Diego in song, story & screen: | Edit

Go Diego, Go! - animated children's television series featuring animal rescuer Diego, who is Dora the Explorer's cousin.
Diego libre dans sa tête, french song from Michel Berger
Diego, the sabertooth tiger in the movie "Ice Age"

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