Santiago

First Name
53k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Santiago

"Santiago" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Of St. James". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898); the United States fleet bottled up the Spanish ships in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba and destroyed them when they tried to escape
  2. The capital and largest city of Chile; located in central Chile; one of the largest cities in South America
  3. A port city in southeastern Cuba; industrial center
  4. City in the northern Dominican Republic
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From Spanish Santiago (“Saint James”)

  1. The capital city of Chile
  2. Santiago de Compostela, a city in Galicia, Spain

Santiago was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Santiago

Santiago Cabrera is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Santiago was born on May 5th, 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Santiago Calatrava Valls is an engineer. Santiago was born on July 28th, 1951 in Benimàmet, Valencia, Spain.

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Santiago Ramón y Cajal was a scientist in the field of neuroscience. Santiago was born on May 1st, 1852 in Petilla de Aragón. He left this life on October 18th, 1934.

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Santiago Cañizares is a soccer player for the CD Puertollano, Real Madrid C.F., Real Madrid C, Real Madrid Castilla, Elche CF, CP Mérida, Celta de Vigo, Valencia CF, Spain national under-16 football team, Spain national under-17 football team, and Spain national under-18 football team. Santiago was born on December 18th, 1969 in Madrid, Spain.

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Santiago Solari is a soccer player for the Real Madrid C.F., Stockton University, Newell's Old Boys, Club Atlético River Plate, Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, San Lorenzo de Almagro, Atlante F.C., Peñarol, and Argentina national football team. Santiago was born on October 7th, 1976 in Rosario, Santa Fe.

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Santiago Arias is a soccer player for the PSV Eindhoven, La Equidad, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Sporting Clube de Portugal B, Jong PSV, Colombia national under-17 football team, Colombia national under-20 football team, and Colombia national football team. Santiago was born on January 13th, 1992 in Medellín.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Santiago

Miriam Defensor Santiago is a Senator of the Philippines, Secretary of Agrarian Reform, Senate of the Philippines, and Secretary of Agrarian Reform (Philippines). Miriam was born on June 15th, 1945 in Iloilo City.

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María was given the name Maria Elena Santiago on December 20th, 1932 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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N.O.R.E. is a hip hop music and reggaeton rapping. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. N.O.R.E. was given the name Victor Santiago, Jr. on September 6th, 1977. N.O.R.E. is also known as Noreaga and P.A.P.I..

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Ray Santiago is an actor. He has been prominent since 2000. Ray was born on June 15th, 1984 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Joey Santiago is an alternative rock musician. He plays Guitar, bass, keyboard, vocals, Bass guitar, and Gibson Les Paul. He was most active from 1986 to present. Joey was given the name Joseph Alberto Santiago on June 10th, 1965 in Manila, Philippines.

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Hector Santiago is a baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Hector was born on December 16th, 1987 in Newark, New Jersey.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 10 0 10
1883 7 0 7
1884 8 0 8
1885 12 0 12
1886 5 0 5
1887 15 0 15
1888 8 0 8
1890 9 0 9
1891 7 0 7
1892 8 0 8
1893 8 0 8
1894 6 0 6
1895 13 0 13
1898 11 0 11
1900 12 0 12
1901 12 0 12
1902 9 0 9
1903 12 0 12
1904 17 0 17
1905 6 0 6
1906 10 0 10
1907 9 0 9
1908 14 0 14
1909 22 0 22
1910 28 0 28
1911 16 0 16
1912 32 0 32
1913 43 0 43
1914 53 0 53
1915 61 0 61
1916 53 0 53
1917 49 0 49
1918 59 0 59
1919 82 0 82
1920 80 0 80
1921 94 0 94
1922 91 0 91
1923 105 0 105
1924 121 0 121
1925 109 5 104
1926 86 0 86
1927 114 0 114
1928 141 0 141
1929 119 5 114
1930 123 5 118
1931 102 0 102
1932 90 0 90
1933 89 0 89
1934 94 0 94
1935 86 0 86
1936 93 0 93
1937 82 0 82
1938 96 0 96
1939 84 0 84
1940 70 0 70
1941 91 0 91
1942 109 0 109
1943 100 0 100
1944 109 0 109
1945 132 0 132
1946 131 0 131
1947 108 0 108
1948 127 0 127
1949 132 0 132
1950 132 0 132
1951 147 0 147
1952 134 0 134
1953 121 0 121
1954 125 0 125
1955 114 0 114
1956 152 0 152
1957 124 0 124
1958 150 0 150
1959 129 0 129
1960 158 0 158
1961 147 0 147
1962 120 0 120
1963 148 0 148
1964 147 0 147
1965 148 0 148
1966 136 0 136
1967 145 0 145
1968 153 0 153
1969 159 0 159
1970 192 0 192
1971 193 0 193
1972 177 0 177
1973 188 0 188
1974 213 6 207
1975 206 0 206
1976 232 5 227
1977 236 0 236
1978 215 0 215
1979 240 0 240
1980 251 0 251
1981 281 0 281
1982 271 0 271
1983 240 5 235
1984 269 0 269
1985 266 0 266
1986 224 0 224
1987 256 0 256
1988 249 5 244
1989 331 9 322
1990 324 0 324
1991 363 0 363
1992 386 0 386
1993 375 0 375
1994 391 0 391
1995 426 0 426
1996 407 0 407
1997 499 0 499
1998 507 0 507
1999 600 0 600
2000 742 5 737
2001 802 0 802
2002 870 7 863
2003 928 0 928
2004 1,088 0 1,088
2005 1,203 0 1,203
2006 1,551 0 1,551
2007 1,967 0 1,967
2008 2,338 0 2,338
2009 3,137 12 3,125
2010 3,012 0 3,012
2011 3,070 0 3,070
2012 3,054 7 3,047
2013 3,027 0 3,027
2014 3,428 5 3,423
2015 3,214 0 3,214
2016 3,713 13 3,700

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Popularity of Santiago as a first name

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Popularity of Santiago as a last name

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Common last names for Santiago

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Hernandez
  • Lopez
  • Perez
  • Rivera
  • Torres
  • Sanchez
  • Flores
  • Ramos
  • Gonzales
  • Morales
  • Gomez
  • Ramirez
  • Ortiz
  • Garza

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Santiago U.S.
  White 5.41% 64.26%
  African American 1.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 88.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Santiago

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

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Fun Facts about the name Santiago

  • How Popular is the name Santiago? Santiago is the 955th most popular name of all time. As a last name Santiago was the 248th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Santiago have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 52,787 babies born with the first name Santiago in the United States. That's more than enough people named Santiago to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Santiago? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Santiago first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Santiago is Wednesday, December 30th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Santiago born? The highest recorded use of the first name Santiago was in 2016 with a total of 3,700 babies. That's a lot of babies named Santiago!
  • Random Santiago Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Santiago ranks 65th in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 814 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Santiago: Your name in reverse order is Ogaitnas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oanisgta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Santiago? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 122,212 people with the last name Santiago.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Santiago? Santiago was ranked as the 248th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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