Miguel

First Name
173k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
11k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page
Top Celebrities That Influenced Baby Names
Can you guess who ranks #1? Click each list to find out

How to Pronounce Miguel

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Male (Latin American Spanish)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (Latin American Spanish)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from California, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Portugal
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from California, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Massachusetts, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from California, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Miguel?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Miguel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Miguel

"Miguel" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Who is like God?". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary
  1. A male given name of Portuguese or Spanish origin. English equivalent: Michael.

Miguel was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Miguel

Miguel Ferrer is an actor. He was most prominent from 1981 to present. Miguel was given the name Miguel José Ferrer on February 7th, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Popularity:

Miguel de Cervantes was a soldier, novelist, poet, playwright, and accountant. Miguel was given the name Miguel de Cervantes Cortinas on September 29th, 1547 in Alcalá de Henares. He breathed his last breath on April 23rd, 1616.

Popularity:

Miguel is a singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, and musician. Miguel was given the name Miguel Jontel Pimentel on October 23rd, 1985 in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Miguel is also known as Pimentel and Miguel Jontel.

Popularity:

Miguel Cotto is a boxer. Miguel was born on October 29th, 1980 in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

Popularity:

He has had major accomplishments since 2004. Miguel was given the name Miguel Ángel Silvestre Rambla on April 6th, 1982 in Castellón de la Plana.

Popularity:

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is a military person. His military service ended in 1809.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Miguel

Luis Miguel is a latin pop, pop music, bolero, and mariachi musician. He was most prominent from 1981 to present. Luis was given the name Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri on April 19th, 1970 in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Popularity:

Miguel is a singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, and musician. Miguel was given the name Miguel Jontel Pimentel on October 23rd, 1985 in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Miguel is also known as Pimentel and Miguel Jontel.

Popularity:

She holds the title Binibining Pilipinas World 2008 and Binibining Pilipinas World2008. Janina was given the name Janina Miller San Miguel on November 14th, 1990 in Philippines.

Popularity:

He was most prominent from 2004 to present. João was born on January 1st, 1970 in Salvador, Bahia.

Popularity:

He has been prominent since 2002. Miguel was born on April 17th, 1975 in Málaga.

Popularity:

Amanda Miguel is a latin pop musician. She was most prominent from 1981 to present. Amanda was born on June 1st, 1956 in Gaiman, Chubut.

Popularity:

How popular is the baby name Miguel in the U.S.?

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 0 12
1881 9 0 9
1882 10 0 10
1883 12 0 12
1884 9 0 9
1885 10 0 10
1886 13 0 13
1889 8 0 8
1890 9 0 9
1891 7 0 7
1892 16 0 16
1893 12 0 12
1894 13 0 13
1895 16 0 16
1896 7 0 7
1897 14 0 14
1898 13 0 13
1899 14 0 14
1900 17 0 17
1901 13 0 13
1902 21 0 21
1903 18 0 18
1904 18 0 18
1905 25 0 25
1906 19 0 19
1907 19 0 19
1908 24 0 24
1909 18 0 18
1910 32 0 32
1911 36 0 36
1912 47 0 47
1913 61 0 61
1914 68 0 68
1915 104 0 104
1916 89 0 89
1917 107 0 107
1918 102 0 102
1919 137 0 137
1920 127 0 127
1921 129 0 129
1922 162 0 162
1923 175 0 175
1924 191 0 191
1925 191 0 191
1926 195 0 195
1927 207 6 201
1928 226 0 226
1929 244 0 244
1930 220 0 220
1931 190 0 190
1932 171 0 171
1933 179 0 179
1934 158 5 153
1935 146 0 146
1936 155 0 155
1937 143 0 143
1938 139 0 139
1939 161 0 161
1940 170 0 170
1941 166 0 166
1942 183 0 183
1943 215 0 215
1944 216 0 216
1945 227 0 227
1946 262 0 262
1947 298 5 293
1948 382 0 382
1949 373 7 366
1950 446 0 446
1951 464 0 464
1952 512 0 512
1953 544 0 544
1954 610 0 610
1955 613 6 607
1956 687 14 673
1957 741 0 741
1958 782 8 774
1959 794 0 794
1960 830 10 820
1961 825 0 825
1962 879 7 872
1963 889 7 882
1964 958 9 949
1965 964 11 953
1966 1,023 6 1,017
1967 1,064 5 1,059
1968 1,121 13 1,108
1969 1,318 14 1,304
1970 1,357 11 1,346
1971 1,490 16 1,474
1972 1,442 21 1,421
1973 1,477 14 1,463
1974 1,664 7 1,657
1975 1,676 15 1,661
1976 1,780 21 1,759
1977 1,772 16 1,756
1978 1,855 29 1,826
1979 1,982 21 1,961
1980 2,205 30 2,175
1981 2,412 17 2,395
1982 2,651 23 2,628
1983 2,412 33 2,379
1984 2,453 35 2,418
1985 2,553 30 2,523
1986 2,593 18 2,575
1987 2,670 34 2,636
1988 2,753 25 2,728
1989 3,100 23 3,077
1990 3,731 37 3,694 #100 boy name
1991 3,976 31 3,945 #92 boy name
1992 4,207 41 4,166 #90 boy name
1993 4,380 34 4,346 #88 boy name
1994 4,065 31 4,034 #94 boy name
1995 3,979 29 3,950 #94 boy name
1996 4,184 24 4,160 #91 boy name
1997 4,248 14 4,234 #91 boy name
1998 4,271 17 4,254 #90 boy name
1999 4,221 16 4,205 #91 boy name
2000 4,690 20 4,670 #86 boy name
2001 4,571 15 4,556 #87 boy name
2002 4,659 17 4,642 #89 boy name
2003 4,598 10 4,588 #95 boy name
2004 4,535 14 4,521 #96 boy name
2005 4,686 12 4,674 #93 boy name
2006 4,905 7 4,898 #89 boy name
2007 4,907 8 4,899 #94 boy name
2008 4,463 18 4,445
2009 4,169 0 4,169 #100 boy name
2010 3,460 7 3,453
2011 3,169 0 3,169
2012 2,937 0 2,937
2013 2,890 6 2,884
2014 2,750 0 2,750
2015 2,563 0 2,563
2016 2,492 0 2,492

Explain the Trends

Do you know what increased the popularity of Miguel or caused it to decline? Let us know below

Where is the name Miguel popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Miguel as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Miguel as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in New Mexico, California, or Texas.

Popularity of Miguel as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Miguel as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in California, Arizona, or Hawaii.

Common last names for Miguel

  • Rodriguez
  • Gonzalez
  • Martinez
  • Garcia
  • Rivera
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Lopez
  • Torres
  • Sanchez
  • Diaz
  • Santiago
  • Ortiz
  • Cruz
  • Morales
  • Flores
  • Ramos
  • Fernandez
  • Reyes

Common first names for Miguel

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Miguel U.S.
  White 13.31% 64.26%
  African American 3.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 62.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Miguel

People with the last name Miguel are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Miguel

  • How Popular is the name Miguel? Miguel is the 415th most popular name of all time. As a last name Miguel was the 3,303rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Miguel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 173,247 babies born with the first name Miguel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Miguel to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Miguel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Miguel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Miguel is Thursday, May 6th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Miguel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Miguel was in 2007 with a total of 4,899 babies. That's a lot of babies named Miguel!
  • Random Miguel Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Miguel ranks 74th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 32 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Miguel: Your name in reverse order is Leugim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leumig. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Miguel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,861 people with the last name Miguel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Miguel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Miguel as their last name.

What Miguels Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Miguel

Name poster for Miguel(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.