Miguel: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Miguel

The Spanish and Portuguese form of the name Michael, a Hebrew name meaning “who is like God.” You’ll wonder where those godlike tendencies are when he throws an epic tantrum at the grocery store or crashes a baseball through your window, but you’ll catch glimpses of perfection here and there. Especially while he’s sleeping.

Nicknames:

Miguelito.

Famous people named Miguel:

Novelist Miguel de Cervantes; actor Miguel Ferrer; Nobel Prize winner Miguel Asturias; singer Miguel Pimintel.

Fun fact:

Miguel is predominantly used by Latinos, but it’s breaking out of those boundaries — Mike Tyson, for example, named his son Miguel.

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