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Asked • 06/25/19

Why is "Santiago" the equivalent of "James"?

Most Spanish names are quite similar to the equivalent in English, such as:- Juan → John- Pedro → Peter- Maria → MaryBut what's up with this one?- Santiago → JamesWhat's the connection? How do the twain meet?Are there other unusual Spanish/English name combinations like this?

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Teri E. answered • 10/20/19

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Jennifer C. answered • 06/27/19

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