Tiago Name Meaning & Origin
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Portuguese name that is the equivalent of Jacob/James. Saint James was originally called Santo Iago which was shortened to Sant'Iago and eventually Santiago, then finally in Portuguese as Sao Tiago (and in Spanish as Santiago or San Diego). Also spelled Thiago in Brazil to achieve the correct pronunciation in the local dialect; 'Tiago' would be pronounced "tchee-A-go" in Rio de Janeiro.
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I named my son Tiago. His mother is Brazilian, and I liked the name after hearing it several times in Brazil. It is a common name in Brazil and Portugual, but here it is unique, even within Florida where there is a large Latin American community. I always get compliments from people who like the name, and the kids in his preschool love it.
I have a friend named Tiago and he is Brazilian. He is very kind and his name is very interesting.
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Tiaginho - diminutive form, effectively like saying "Little Tiago"
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Tiago means handsome and humorous
Many people named Tiago are shorter than their friends
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Tiago Mendes - professional football (soccer) player for the Portuguese national side and Atletico Madrid in Spain.
Tiago Splitter - professional basketball player originally from Brazil, plays for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA
Thiago (Anderson Ramos da) Silva - Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter
Thiago (Emilliano da) Silva - professional football (soccer) player for the Brazilian national side and PSG in France.
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