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What does Miguel mean?

Miguel Pronunciation of Miguel [miguel] as a boys' name is of Old French origin. Variant of Michael (Hebrew) "who is like God?"


Miguel has 1 variant: Migelly.

19 more different relations via Michael: Micael, Mical, Michal, Miche, Micheal, Michel, Michele, Michiel, Mickey, Mihail, Mikael, Mike, Mikel, Mikell, Mikey, Mikkel, Mikol, Miquel and Mykel.

Creative forms:
(male) Maguel, Meguel, ..


Middle name pairings:
Miguel Kolby (M.K.), ..

How popular is Miguel?

Miguel is a very popular first name for males (#150 out of 1220, Top 12%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4484 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Miguel reached its peak position of #86 in the U.S. in 2000, and is currently at #161. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miguel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Miguel outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Michael (#9 from current records), Michal, Micheal (#840), Michel, Michele, Michiel, Mickey (#1569), Mikael (#1187), Mike (#1032), Mikel (#1224), Miquel and Mykel are the prominent related forms of Miguel (#161 from current records). Adoption of these relations of Miguel was more pronounced during the years 1950-1959 (adoption of 4.7%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.9%, 80% less), with versions such as Mike becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miguel, Michael, Michal, Micheal, Michel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michele, Michiel, Mickey, Mikael, Mike in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mikel, Miquel, Mykel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Michael, Mikael outside U.S.

Similar Names

Miguel is pronounced similarly to Magal. Other suggested similar names are Airel, Airyel, Angel, Betuel, Buel, Fidel, Giovel, Hillel, Kemuel, Kimbel, Lemuel, Lindel, Lionel, Magee, Magnes, Magus, Mandel, Manoel, Mansel, Manual, Manuel, Manuela, Manuelo, Manvel, Marcel, Mardel, Markel, Marquel, Martel, Marvel, Mcgee, Meged, Mel, Mendel, Merrel, Migdahl, Migdal, Migdoll (see Migdal), Mikal, Miles, Millen, Miller, Milten (see Milton), Miner, Mircea, Mirek, Mishal, Mitchel, Montel, Moriel, Morrel, Muriel, Nagel, Niel, Nigel, Niguel, Nijel, Nikhel, Nygel, Pagiel, Pauel, Petuel, Reuel, Rigel, Ruel, Samuel, Videl and Zindel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Miguel.