" is the name of a number of cities all named after St. James
("Santiago" in Spanish
), the patron saint of Spain
. (An alternate form of the name is "San Diego".) Santiago is also a common family and last name in the Hispanic world.
Other things named Santiago:
- Santiago Island, one of the islands of Cape Verde
- Santiago River, a tributary of the Amazon
Historic uses of the name:
- Santiago was the Spanish name given to the island of Xamayca, now called Jamaica.
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