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Pronunciation

mɪgɛl

Origin

Spanish, Portuguese

Meaning

The Spanish and Portuguese version of the biblical name Michael, this name has been used for centuries both in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Latin America. The given name of several members of the Portuguese royal family, Miguel carries forth gentle power and a distinct sense of poetry. A famous namesake is the writer of “Don Quixote”, Miguel de Cervantes, who lived in the 17th century.

Rank in the year 2015

Miguel was ranked #286 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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