Meaning and Name Origin
Michael \m(i)-chael\ as a name for girls (also used more generally as boys' name Michael). Michael's root is Hebrew, and the name Michael means "who is like God?". Michael is a form of Michaela (Hebrew): Latin feminine form of Michael. Somewhat unusual as a given name for girls. Name applicable for both genders. See also Micah, Michal, Michelle and Shayla.
Michael▼ has 49 more related variations via Michaela: Kayla▲, Macaela, Mackayla, Mahalya, Makayla▲, Makyla, Mckayla▼, Mechaela, Meeskaela, Mekea, Micaela▼, Micaiah, Michaelina, Michaeline, Michaella, Michaila, Michal, Michalin, Michayla, Michele▼, Michelina, Micheline, Michelle▲, Mickee, Mickey▼, Micki, Mickie, Micky, Miguela, Miguelina, Miguelita, Mihaela, Mihaila, Mihalia, Mihaliya, Mikaela▲, Mikayla▲, Mike, Mikella, Mikhaila, Mikhayla, Mikki, Mikyla, Mischaela, Mishaila, Miskaela, Mychaela, Mykala and Mykela.
Michael is a very popular first name for women (#799 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#877 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Michael for girls. Michael entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #417 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Michael and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Michael appearing in the Top 1000 are Kayla (#102 a year ago), Makayla (#123), Michelle (#187), Mikayla (#320), Michaela (#478), Mikaela (#573), Shayla (#746), Mckayla (#876), Micah (#994), Mickie, Michele, Micaela, Michelina and Mickey. Usage of these girl names reached its highest in 1998 and is now significantly lower, with versions like Shayla, Mckayla, Micah, Mickey and Michael becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable birth names in this compilation are Kayla (#102), Mikaela (#573), Makayla (#123), Michelle (#187) and Michaela (#478). (2014 Birth Statistics)