Diego

Diego - A unique male name



  Feb 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Diego, meaning supplanter, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1262. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Diego and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Diego? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Diego. The baby boy name Diego was given to 3,309 baby boys in 2012, ranking #110 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 496 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Diego peaked in popularity 13 years ago in 2006 on position 56.



Famous with this name

Diego Luna
Diego Boneta
Diego Peretti


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Diego is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Diego is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #49 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #564.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Diego is where you live.


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Diego origin and meaning

Diego is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means supplanter. To see famous people named Diego, pop culture references for the name Diego and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Diego

We've found the following names that sound similar to Diego, sorted by popularity.

Dick / Doug / Dax / Dickie / Dock / Duke / Desi / Dash / Doyce / Daisy /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012110
201199
201086
200976
200869
200758
200656
200562
200473
200383
200298
2001140
2000147
1999150
1998189
1997187
1996219
1995229
1994235
1993304
1992305
1991298
1990313
1989320
1988353
1987370
1986415
1985455
1984471
1983495
1982508
1981560
1980586
1979665
1978684
1977670
1976749
1975659
1974644
1973755
1972713
1971755
1970734
1969777
1968877
1967810
1966735
1965783
1964814
1963892
1962923
1961968
1960942
19591002
1958812
1957978
19561307
19551093
1954998
19531045
19521608
19511200
1950971
19491101
19481458
1947947
19461014
19451453
19441026
19431280
1942968
19411217
19401510
19391333
19381266
19371073
19361201
1935999
19341348
19331147
19321603
19311466
19291374
19281597
19271758
19261046
19251778
19241545
19231503
19221628
19191299
19161262

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California49
District of Columbia52
Texas55
New Mexico61
Nevada65
Arizona73
Colorado102
Illinois106
Washington119
Oregon129
Maryland149
New Jersey150
Florida152
Georgia152
New York175
Utah185
Virginia187
North Carolina187
Massachusetts197
Kansas201
Delaware204
Arkansas219
Oklahoma221
Wisconsin223
New Hampshire232
Tennessee236
Idaho237
Indiana251
Iowa267
Michigan288
Missouri288
Minnesota298
Connecticut310
Nebraska326
South Carolina331
Louisiana409
Ohio410
Pennsylvania423
Alabama447
Kentucky520
Mississippi564

Even more about Diego


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Diego a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Diego?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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On chart
2006
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Diego
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 496
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1916
2012 births +3,309

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