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Santiago is a Spanish name.

Means “Saint James” in Spanish.

Derives from the combination of two words: “santo”, meaning “saint” and “Yago”, an old Spanish form of the name James.

Santiago is the patron saint of Spain.

Santiago is the name of several cities in Spain and Chile.

Other forms of the name are Diego, Tiago, Jacob, Diogo, Thiago, Xanti, Dídac, Hamish.

Famous bearers are Santiago Cabrera, Santiago Calatrava, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Santiago Casilla, Santiago Arias, Santiago Amigorena.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal was a Spanish pioneer pathologist and neuroscientist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1906, for his research on the human brain’s structure.

Santiago Calatrava is a Spanish architect, a sculptor and a painter. His work is inspired by the human body and by nature and he is known as a “neo-futurist” architect.