Where did Migos Get Their Name

If you are a fan or just the following hip-hop and trap music, you might have come across the famous Migos. Migos is a trio group between two cousins named Quavo and Offset and the third member of the group is Takeoff, who is a nephew of Quavo.

Now you would have been wondering about how they thought about this name Migo and might even be more curious about the real name of Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset. Well, we will answer your second query first so that you get a little bit to relax.

So the real name of Offset is Kiari Kendrell Cephus. Similarly, the real name of Quavo is Quavious Keyate Marshall. And lastly, the birth name of Takeoff was Kirshnik Khari Ball.

Now let us discuss their band name, Migos. Some people are of the belief that their band name which they eventually chose was Migos, is a reference to a drug house. On the other hand, there is also an innocent interpretation of their band name Migos. The interpretation is that it is an abbreviated form of “amigos” which people think was grasped from the 1986 comedy “Three Amigos”. People associate this relation with Migos also because of Migos as only 3 members which perfectly fits people’s assumptions about the root of the name from ‘Three Amigos’.

However, from the interview of Quavo and Takeoff in 2013, it is still unclear that they reached this name from Three Amigos. They explained:

“kind of like that [but] it’s a coincidence that it happened. We always ran together on the Northside, as Migos, as boys…but actually, it’s the hub of drugs out there, so everything that comes to Georgia got to touch Gwinnett [County] first, so we just call it Migos.” 

We hope now you know from where these famous rappers got their name from!

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