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Etymology of the name Miguel:

According to anthroponymic studies, it is considered that the name Miguel comes from the Hebrew, being Latinized as Miga’El, which means “who is like Him? referring to the supreme god of the Canaanite religion. He is considered a biblical man for his appearance in the Holy Scriptures. The patronymic of the name Miguel is Miguélez.It is a name with traditionalist religious and cultural connotations since ancient times. Archangel Michael is known, the first of the angels, advocate of the chosen people and head of Yahweh’s armies. This name began to have great popularity in Spain during the Renaissance. Miguel Garicoits was a religious from Navarre who founded the Fathers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus congregation in Betharram. Miquel Argemir or Miguel de los Santos was a Spanish religious of the Order of the Holy Trinity. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish writer, poet and playwright who wrote one of the quintessential works of universal literature and the second best-selling book in the world. Miguel Servetus was a Spanish theologian and scientist who participated in the Protestant Reformation. Miguel is the variant of the name in Castilian and Galician.


Mëhill or Mhill in Albanian, Michael in German, Mijail in Arabic, Mikayel in Armenian, Micael in Asturian, Mikael in Breton and Danish, Miquel in Catalan, Michal in Czech and Slovak, Mài Kě in Chinese, Ma i Keul in Korean , Mygal in Cornish, Mihovil in Croatian, Micheal in Scots, Mikelo in Esperanto, Mikko in Finnish, Mikel in Basque, Michel in French, Meicalin Welsh, Mijeili in Georgian, Mijalis in Greek, Mijael in Hebrew, Mihály in Hungarian, Mike or Michael in English, Mícheál in Irish, Michele in Italian, Mykolas in Lithuanian, Maikel in Dutch, Mikiel in Maltese, Micael in Portuguese, Mihai in Romanian, Misha in Russian, Mihajlo in Serbian, Mikail in Turkish, Myjailo in Ukrainian. The most common female variant is usually Micaela orMiguela.

Famous people named Miguel:

  • Miguel Delibes Setien

    • Spanish novelist : born in Valladolid in 1920. He was a member of the Royal Spanish Academy occupying the chair of the letter “e”. He is a figure of Spanish literature after the Civil War. He studied commerce and worked as a cartoonist and journalist for the newspaper El Norte de Castilla, which he directed before dedicating himself entirely to novels. His writings have been made into movies.
  • Miguel Rios Campaign

    • Spanish singer and songwriter – born in Granada in 1944. He is considered one of the pioneers of rock in Spain and is known for his greatest hit “El Himno de la Alegría”. As a young man he worked in a bar and as an employee in a record store where he was encouraged to participate in a radio contest and began his musical career, recording several albums. He also worked as a TV show host.
  • Miguel Munoz

    • Spanish soccer player and coach : he was born in Madrid in 1922. He is known for being the coach of the Real Madrid soccer team and the Spanish soccer team, he is also known for scoring Real Madrid’s first goal in European competitions. He has participated in championships such as the European Cup and the Champions League. During his career as a player he held the position of midfielder.

General characteristics of the most famous people named Miguel:

People who bear this name are usually brave, daring and lovers of the truth . They have great communication skills, know how to argue and debate without losing their temper. They are calm, collected and tolerant in most situations. When something makes them get out of their boxes they are explosive and can do acts that they may later regret. They hold hypocrisy, lies and deceit. They are usually surrounded by lifelong friends.