Medieval Usage of Different Forms
During Medieval times, the names "Sant Yago", "Diago" and "Diego" seem to have coexisted.
"Sant Yago" is used, for example, in a letter by James II of Aragon dated 1300: " maestro de la cavalleria de Sant Yago et de la dita orden ".
"Diago" is recorded, for example, in "Et fue a casa del Rey. e mostrolo a don diago que era adelantado del Rey" (Fuero de Burgos, ca. 1240)
El Cid's father was named Diego Laínez. Since El Cid is believed to have been born around 1040, the name Diego can be placed in Castile at the beginning of the 11th century.
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