Vidal (, ) is the surname of English and Spanish origin. It may refer to:

  • Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca, a Spanish member of the European Parliament, and a radiation physicist
  • Alexander Thomas Emeric Vidal, British admiral and surveyor
  • Alexander Vidal, Canadian politician
  • Angela Vidal, character in Quarantine
  • Arturo Vidal, Chilean football (soccer) player
  • Ava Vidal, British comedian
  • Christina Vidal, American film and television actress
  • Corey Vidal, Canadian internet video maker
  • David Vidal, Spanish football manager
  • Don José Vidal, secretary to Governor Manuel Gayoso
  • Francisco Vidal (Chilean politician), a Chilean politician
  • Francisco Vidal Gormaz, Chilean explorer and navy officer
  • Gore Vidal, American writer and film actor/personality
  • Héctor Vidal Martínez, Paragayan football (soccer) midfielder
  • Henri Vidal, French film actor
  • Janice Vidal, singer from Hong Kong, English Chinese
  • Javan Vidal, English footballer
  • Jean Baptiste Emile Vidal, French dermatologist
  • Jill Vidal, singer from Hong Kong, younger twin sister of Janice Vidal
  • José Vidal, Dominican Republic baseball player
  • Juan Sánchez Vidal, model aircraft enthusiast
  • Laurent Vidal, a professional triathlete
  • Lisa Vidal, Puerto Rican-American actress
  • Lucas Vidal, Spanish composer
  • Mey Vidal, Cuban musician
  • Nacho Vidal, Spanish porn actor
  • Paul Vidal, French musician
  • Paul Vidal de la Blache, French geographer
  • Rafael Vidal, swimmer and sports commentator
  • Ricardo Jamin Cardinal Vidal, priest and archbishop
  • Sebastián Vidal y Soler, botanist and forester
  • Robert Vidal (1853–1914), English footballer
  • Tanya Vidal, Puerto Rican-American actress and director
  • Vidal Sassoon, hairdresser and businessman

Vidal may also refer to:

  • Vidal, California, small town in the United States
  • Vidal Blanc, a white wine grape
  • Humberto Vidal Explosion, a 1996 disaster in Puerto Rico
  • Vidal confectionery, A Spanish manufacturer of gummy confectionery
  • Parque Vidal, oldest park in Santa Clara, Cuba.

Famous quotes containing the word vidal:

    As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
    —Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.
    —Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    Now the long-feared Asiatic colossus takes its turn as world leader, and we—the white race—have become the yellow man’s burden. Let us hope that he will treat us more kindly than we treated him.
    —Gore Vidal (b. 1925)