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Santiago (surname)

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Meaning  "Saint James"
Language(s) of origin  Spanish
Region of origin  Galicia, Spain
Related names  Santiago

Santiago is both a Spanish and Portuguese surname. The surname Santiago was first found in Galicia, Spain. There are other forms that are shortening of Santiago: Sant, Santo, Sancto, Sancti, Sanct, Sanctis Santi. Also these spellings apply to all the righteous men of the Calendar of the days of the Patron Saints. Santiago is a habitational name from any of the numerous places named for the dedication of churches to St. James (Sant Iago).



  • Benito Santiago, a professional baseball catcher
  • Charles Santiago, Malaysian politician
  • Emile Santiago (1899-1995), American costume designer
  • Hugo Santiago, film director
  • Irene Santiago, peace negotiator from the Philippines
  • Joey Santiago, guitarist of the Pixies and The Martinis
  • Luis Santiago (1977–2005), Filipino TV director
  • Nellie R. Santiago (born 1843), New York state senator
  • Rafael Santiago Maria, a Brazilian footballer known as Santiago
  • Richard Santiago, a Puerto Rican boxer
  • Sonia Santiago, a ballerina in Germany
  • Fictional characters

  • Dominic Santiago, in Gears of War
  • President Luis Santiago, in the television series Babylon 5
  • Omar Santiago, in the television series Harsh Realm
  • Colonel Corazon Santiago, a faction leader in the PC strategy game Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.
  • Santiago, a character in Mike Resnick's novels Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future (1986), and The Return of Santiago (2003)
  • Santiago, a character on the United States television show Friday Night Lights, set in Texas (based on Buzz Bissinger's book)
  • Santiago, the main character of Paulo Coelho's novel The Alchemist
  • Santiago, a character in the novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Santiago, the titular character of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea
  • Amy Santiago, a detective in Brooklyn's ninety-ninth precinct in the comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Raphael Santiago, a vampire from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, as well as The Bane Chronicles, by the same author..
  • References

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