Name Miguel Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Miguel


Miguel is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Miguel?

Miguel is a Portuguese and Spanish variant of the biblical name Michael, which is of Hebrew origin.

What does the name Miguel mean?

Miguel means “who is like God?” (from Hebrew “Mikha’el/מִיכָאֵל” or “mí/מִי” = who + “k’/כְּ־‎” = like/as + “el/אֵל” = God).

Other variants

The Catalan variant for Miguel is Miquel. A female form is Miguela.

Nicknames for Miguel

Popular nicknames for Miguel are Mic, Micky, Mig, Migas, Mitch and Migu.

Famous people named Miguel

  • Famous singer Enrique Iglesias’ full name is Enrique Miguel Iglesias (born 1975). He is best known for his song “Hero”.
  • Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547 - 1616) is known for his novel “Don Quixote” (1605).
  • Mexican-American author Miguel Méndez (1930 - 2013) wrote the novel “Peregrinos de Aztlán”.
  • Miguel Tyson (born 2002) is the son of legendary boxer Mike Tyson (born 1966).
  • American actor Miguel Pérez (born 1957) has worked on over 35 TV- and theater-productions.

Fictional characters named Miguel

  • A Spanish race car in the animated Disney Pixar movie “Cars 2” is called Miguel Camino.
  • Miguel Rivera is the 12-year-old protagonist of the Disney Pixar movie “Coco”. With the help of his great-great-grandfather Héctor he is trying to meet his Idol Ernesto de la Cruz.
  • In the Netflix-Show “Cobra Kai”, Miguel Diaz, played by Xolo Maridueña (born 2001), is the main character.

Pronunciation of Miguel

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Popularity of the name Miguel

The name Miguel is ranked #5260 overall.

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