Spanish and Portuguese variation of Michael

Miguel Origin and Meaning

The name Miguel is a boy's name of Spanish origin.
Mike Tyson put a twist on his own name by naming a son Miguel. It's the first name of Cervantes, the great Spanish novelist and poet who wrote Don Quixote. Miguel has always charted in the US, but peaked in the 80s and 90s along with other classic Hispanic names such as Jesus, Luis, and Jorge. Older Gen Zs may know of the popular PBS kids show from the early 2000s, Maya and Miguel, while kids today have the adorable, guitar-playing Miguel from the sensational Pixar film Coco.
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Famous People Named Miguel

  • Miguel I (Miguel Maria do Patrocínio João Carlos Francisco de Assis Xavier de Paula Pedro de Alcântara António Rafael Gabriel Joaquim José Gonzaga Evaristo)King of Portugal
  • Miguel Gregorio Antonio Ignacio HidalgoCostilla y Gallaga Mandarte Villaseñor, Mexican priest and leader of the Mexican War of Independence
  • Miguel de CervantesSpanish novelist
  • Miguel Ángel AsturiasGuatemalan poet; winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Miguel Maria Carlos Egídio Constantino Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga Francisco de Paula e de Assis JanuárioDuke of Braganza; claimant to the Portuguese throne
  • Miguel José FerrerAmerican actor; son of Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney
  • Miguel Jontel PimentelAmerican R&B singer
  • Miguel Ángel CottoPuerto Rican boxer
  • Miguel Arturo LayúnMexican footballer
  • Miguel Ángel Jean SanóDominican baseball player
  • (José) Miguel CabreraVenezuelan baseball player
  • Miguel Odalis TejadaDominican baseball player
  • Miguel IndurainSpanish cyclist
  • Miguel HerranSpanish actor
  • Miguel Borges (b. 1996)son of actors Julia Lemmertz and Alexandre Borges
  • Miguel TejadaJr., son of baseball player Miguel Tejada
  • Miguel Tyson (b. 2002)son of boxer Mike Tyson
  • Miguel Urdangarin (y de Borbon) (b. 2002)son of Infanta Cristina of Spain and handballer Iñaki Urdangarín
  • Miguel Clegg (b. 2009)son of British politician Nick Clegg and Miriam González Durántez

Miguel in Pop Culture

  • Miguelcharacter from the Dreamworks animated film "The Road to El Dorado"
  • Miguelmain character in PBS KIDS GO's "Maya&Miguel," twin brother to Maya
  • Miguel Bainfrom the movie "Assassins"
  • Miguel Cruzcharacter played by Bobby Cannavale on TV show "Nurse Jackie"
  • Miguel Sandovalreoccuring character on "Law and Order: SVU
  • Miguel Guerrerocharacter in "The Purge"
  • Miguelcharacter in Pam Munoz Ryan's "Esperanza Rising"
  • Miguelcharacter in Pixar animated film "Coco"

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