The name Santiago comes from the Spanish tongue and is used widely in the Lusitanic and the Hispanic world. It is used as both a name and a surname. As a name it is generally reserved for boys. It is also used as the name of places. The meaning of the name is "Saint James". It is a kind of amalgamation of the names Saint Diego and the name James. The name has almost five variations including Sandiago, Santeago, Santiaco and Santigo besides Santiago. Santiago is found used as the name of the Capital of the South American country of Chile. There are over a thirty places in Portugal called Santiago, a couple of places with Santiago used in their names in Spain, Argentina, and Mexico etc. Infact nearly every country in Latin American has at least one place called Santiago.
The last name Santiago is of Spanish origin. It is derived fromSanto Jacobo or Saint James. It is common in Spain, Burgos, Aragon and Galicia.
A contraction of Santo Jacobo (Hebrew you'aqob), or Saint James. The
Santiago surname is common in Burgos, Aragón and Galicia, Spain.
Actually my surname is santiago. And as I know, it comes from the spanish on spanish days. Because the ship that the spanish have used in many years later is santiago when they searching the island of moluccas or spice islands. And it also comes from saint james.
It mean that I'm a p.I.m.p