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Diego

First Name
101k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
6k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Diego mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Diego

"Diego" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Short form of San Diego". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

From Spanish.

  1. A male given name borrowed from Spanish.

Diego was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Diego

Diego Luna is an actor, director, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1982. Diego was given the name Diego Luna Alexander on December 29th, 1979 in Mexico City.

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Diego Costa is a soccer player for the Chelsea F.C., S.C. Braga, F.C. Penafiel, Atlético Madrid, Celta de Vigo, Albacete Balompié, Real Valladolid, Rayo Vallecano, Brazil national football team, and Spain national football team. Diego was born on October 7th, 1988 in Lagarto, Brazil.

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Diego Maradona is a soccer player for the Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona, S.S.C. Napoli, Sevilla FC, Newell's Old Boys, Argentina national under-20 football team, and Argentina national football team. Diego was born on October 30th, 1960 in Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Diego Rivera was an artist in the fields of painting and mural. Diego was given the name Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez on December 8th, 1886 in Guanajuato, Mexico. He left this life on November 24th, 1957.

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Diego Forlán is a soccer player for the Peñarol, Danubio F.C., Club Atlético Independiente, Manchester United F.C., Villarreal CF, Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, Sport Club Internacional, Cerezo Osaka, and Uruguay national football team. Diego was born on May 19th, 1979 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Diego Velázquez was an artist. Diego was given the name Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez in Seville, Spain. He breathed his last breath on August 6th, 1660.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Diego

Diego is a soccer player for the Fenerbahçe S.K., Santos FC, FC Porto, SV Werder Bremen, Juventus F.C., VfL Wolfsburg, Atlético Madrid, Fenerbahçe S.K. (football), Brazil national under-23 football team, and Brazil national football team. Diego was born on February 28th, 1985 in Ribeirão Preto.

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Daniel Andreas San Diego is a notable individual. Daniel was born on February 9th, 1978.

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José de Diego was a statesman, poet, attorney, legislator, journalist, and politician. José was given the name José de Diego y Martínez on April 16th, 1866 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He died on July 16th, 1918.

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Jonas Diego is a leading somebody.

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Gabino Diego is an actor. Gabino was given the name Gabino Diego Solís on September 18th, 1966 in Madrid.

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Julio de Diego was a famous somebody. Julio was born in 1900. He died on August 22nd, 1979.

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How popular is the baby name Diego in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1887 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1910 8 0 8
1911 7 0 7
1912 9 0 9
1913 9 0 9
1914 9 0 9
1915 10 0 10
1916 18 0 18
1917 9 0 9
1918 13 0 13
1919 20 0 20
1920 14 0 14
1921 17 0 17
1922 13 0 13
1923 17 0 17
1924 29 0 29
1925 14 0 14
1926 25 0 25
1927 20 0 20
1928 21 0 21
1929 27 0 27
1930 15 0 15
1931 17 0 17
1932 19 0 19
1933 24 0 24
1934 20 0 20
1935 24 0 24
1936 16 0 16
1937 19 0 19
1938 20 0 20
1939 14 0 14
1940 14 0 14
1941 23 0 23
1942 29 0 29
1943 22 0 22
1944 22 0 22
1945 15 0 15
1946 20 0 20
1947 29 0 29
1948 20 0 20
1949 32 0 32
1950 31 0 31
1951 21 0 21
1952 19 0 19
1953 30 0 30
1954 32 0 32
1955 35 0 35
1956 25 0 25
1957 43 0 43
1958 62 0 62
1959 52 0 52
1960 45 0 45
1961 57 0 57
1962 55 0 55
1963 59 0 59
1964 65 0 65
1965 66 0 66
1966 79 0 79
1967 69 0 69
1968 57 0 57
1969 85 0 85
1970 104 0 104
1971 103 0 103
1972 103 0 103
1973 108 0 108
1974 135 0 135
1975 147 0 147
1976 115 0 115
1977 155 0 155
1978 136 0 136
1979 144 0 144
1980 193 0 193
1981 210 0 210
1982 258 0 258
1983 275 0 275
1984 316 0 316
1985 342 0 342
1986 420 0 420
1987 529 5 524
1988 600 5 595
1989 754 0 754
1990 832 6 826
1991 881 5 876
1992 894 6 888
1993 922 10 912
1994 1,267 9 1,258
1995 1,305 7 1,298
1996 1,385 6 1,379
1997 1,784 0 1,784
1998 1,812 5 1,807
1999 2,425 9 2,416
2000 2,683 0 2,683
2001 2,842 10 2,832
2002 3,985 8 3,977 #98 boy name
2003 5,131 13 5,118 #83 boy name
2004 5,893 19 5,874 #73 boy name
2005 6,947 10 6,937 #62 boy name
2006 8,419 20 8,399 #56 boy name
2007 8,232 20 8,212 #57 boy name
2008 6,576 7 6,569 #69 boy name
2009 5,422 8 5,414 #76 boy name
2010 4,714 0 4,714 #86 boy name
2011 3,828 7 3,821 #99 boy name
2012 3,335 0 3,335
2013 2,917 0 2,917
2014 3,175 5 3,170
2015 3,236 9 3,227
2016 3,193 7 3,186

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Popularity of Diego as a first name

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Popularity of Diego as a last name

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Common last names for Diego

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Gonzalez
  • Martinez
  • Sanchez
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Rivera
  • Lopez
  • Torres
  • Ramirez
  • Gomez
  • Diaz
  • Reyes
  • Santiago

Common first names for Diego

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Diego U.S.
  White 8.50% 64.26%
  African American 2.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 79.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Diego

People with the last name Diego are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Diego

  • How Popular is the name Diego? Diego is the 637th most popular name of all time. As a last name Diego was the 5,651st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Diego have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 100,902 babies born with the first name Diego in the United States. That's more than enough people named Diego to occupy the territory of Jersey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 97,857 (as of March 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Diego? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Diego first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Diego is Friday, February 14th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Diego born? The highest recorded use of the first name Diego was in 2006 with a total of 8,399 babies. That's a lot of babies named Diego!
  • Random Diego Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Diego ranks 51st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 798 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Diego: Your name in reverse order is Ogeid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oideg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Diego? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,141 people with the last name Diego.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Diego? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Diego as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.