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Tiago is a baby boy’s name of Portuguese origin that means “supplanter”. It is a diminutive of Santiago and the Portuguese version of James and Jacob. Santiago has been a name on the rise for over a century but the shortened version has never been in the top 1000 baby names.

Meaning of the name Tiago:

Portuguese: supplaner

Origin of the name Tiago:

Tiago is a baby boy’s name of Portuguese origin that means “supplanter”. Tiago is a diminutive of the name Santiago and is the Portuguese version of the names James and Jacob.

Symbolism of the name Tiago:

Tiago is a shortened form of Santiago. Santiago is the name of several cities, most notably the capital of Chile.

Style of the name Tiago:


Gender of the name Tiago:

Tiago is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Tiago:

tee-A-goo (European Portuguese), chee-A-goo (Brazilian Portuguese)

Number of syllables in the name Tiago:


Emotion evoked from the name Tiago:

Tiago evokes feelings of passion and intelligence.

Alternative spellings for the name Tiago:

Tyago, Teeago, Tiagoh, Thiago

Nicknames for the name Tiago:

  • Ti
  • Iago
  • Go
  • Ago
  • Tigo

Popularity of the name Tiago:

According to the Social Security Administration, Tiago is an uncommon baby boy’s name. Tiago has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names. The longer form of the name, Santiago, has been in the top 1000 names since 1900 and in the top 100 names since 2017.

Related names for the name Tiago:

Great middle names for the name Tiago and their meanings:

  • Miguel (who is like God?)
  • Vito (alive)
  • Enrico (estate ruler)
  • Joaquin (God will judge)
  • Matias (gift of God)
  • Dominic (belonging to the lord)
  • Alonso (noble, ready)
  • Manuel (God is with us)

Famous people with the name Tiago:

  • Tiago Splitter (Brazilian basketball player)
  • Tiago da Silva (Mexican baseball pitcher)
  • Tiago da Costa (Portuguese racing driver)
  • Tiago Cardoso Mendes (Portuguese footballer)
  • Tiago Silva (Brazilian footballer)

Tiago in popular culture:

  • Tiago Gunderson (film, “Rio 2”)
  • Santiago “Tiago” Guerrero Sr. (television, “The General’s Daughter”)
  • Capitán Tiago Alba (literature, “Noli Me Tangero” by José P. Rizal)
  • Tiago (video game, “Outriders”)
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