Santiago, (also San Iago, San Tiago, Santyago, Sant-Yago, San Thiago) is a Spanish name that derives from the Hebrew name Jacob (Ya'akov) via "Sant Iago", "Sant Yago", "Santo Iago", or "Santo Yago", first used to denote Saint James the Great, the brother of John the Apostle. It was also the tradition that Saint James (Santiago) had travelled to the Iberian Peninsula during his life and was buried there. The name is also complicated in Spanish in that Jaime and Jacobo are modern versions of James.
Variants of Santiago include Iago (a common Galician language name), and Thiago or Tiago (a common Portuguese language name). The common name James has many forms in Iberia, including Xacobo or Xacobe (in Galician), Jaume, Xaume, Jaime, Jacobo, and Diego (in Spanish). Despite being a cognate, San Diego does not refer to Saint James but to Saint Didacus of Alcalá.
People named Santiago
- Santiago, a Quechan or Yuma chief in the early 1850s
- Santiago Amador, Colombian road cyclist
- Santiago Bernabéu, former Real Madrid president
- Santiago Botero, Colombian cyclist
- Santiago Cabrera, Chilean actor
- Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect
- Santi Cazorla, Spanish footballer
- Santi Freixa, Spanish field hockey player
- Santiago Iglesias, congressman from Puerto Rico
- Santiago de Liniers, French-born defender of Buenos Aires in 1806-1807 and later viceroy
- Santiago Lorenzo, Argentine decathlete
- Santiago de Murcia, Spanish baroque guitarist and composer
- Santiago Palavecino, Argentine boxer
- Santiago Pardo, Colombian radio personality
- Santiago de la Parte, Spanish long-distance runner
- Santiago Phelan, Argentine rugby player and coach
- Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist and physician
- Santiago Rodriguez, pianist and professor from Cuba
- Santiago Schnell, Venezuelan scientist
- Santiago Solari, Argentine footballer
- Santiago de León de Caracas
- Santiago Hartley, Irish software developer.
- Amy Santiago, detective in Brooklyn 99
- Colonel Corazon Santiago, a faction leader in the PC strategy game Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.
- Luis Santiago, president of Earth in Babylon 5
- Santiago Muñez, Mexican character in the Goal movie series
- Santiago Nasar, protagonist of Gabriel García Márquez's novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold
- Santiago Arnavisca, a character from the video game series Rainbow Six
- Santiago (The Vampire Chronicles), a character in Anne Rice's novel Interview with the Vampire
- Santiago, main character in Paulo Coelho's novel The Alchemist
- Santiago, main character in Ernest Hemingway's novel The Old Man and the Sea
- Santiago Rivera, a character from the educational computer game series The ClueFinders
- Santiago Zavala, a character from Conversation in the Cathedral
- Santiago, main antagonist in Volver a Empezar, a 1994 Mexican telenovela
- New York, E. P. Dutton, 1957, OCLC 28087235; reprinted by the Univ. of California Press in 1965 (OCLC 477436336) and published in Spanish translation in 1958 with the somewhat different title of El camino de Santiago: las peregrinaciones al sepulcro del Apóstol, trans. Amando Lázaro Ros, Madrid, Aguilar, 1958, OCLC 432856567. Both the English original and the translation have been republished.
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