Miguel - Meaning of Miguel
[ 2 syll. mi-guel, mig-u-el ] The baby boy name Miguel is pronounced Miy-GEHL in Portuguese and Spanish †. Miguel has its origins in the Hebrew language. It is used largely in Portuguese and Spanish. Miguel is a derivative of the Czech, English, French, German, and Yiddish Michael.
Miguel is popular as a baby boy name. The name increased in popularity from the 1910s up to the 2000s. At the height of its usage in 2002, 0.225% of baby boys were named Miguel. It was #88 in rank then. The baby name has seen a decline in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #179 with a usage of 0.113%. Within the family of boy names directly related to Miguel, Michael was the most regularly used. It was 5 times more commonly used than Miguel in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Miguel include MacCall, MacColl, Maccoll, MacElroy, Macelroy, Machael, Maciel, MacKile, MacKyle, Mackile, Mackswel, Mackswell, Mackswil, Mackswill, Mackwelle, Mackyle, MacNiall, Macniall, Maesel, and Magal.
† Pronunciation for Miguel: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
A famous person named Miguel is Miguel de Cervantes, Author, born 29 September 1547 - 23 April 1616, Alcala de Henares, Spain.