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Meaning and name origin

Michael \m(i)-chael\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Michael), is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Michael is "who is like God?". Michael is a variant of Michaela (Hebrew): Latin feminine form of Michael. See also Micah, Michal, Michelle and Shayla.

There are 6 masculine forms of Michael: Micah, Michelangelo, Miguel, Mike, Misha and Mitchell.

Michael has 2 variant forms: Michaele, Mikelle.


Michael is a very popular first name for females (#799 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#877 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Michael for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Michael name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Michael outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Michael and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Micah, Michael, Michaela, Michelle and Shayla. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Micah, Michael, Michaela, Michelle, Shayla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Michaela, Michelle, Shayla outside U.S.

Similar Names

Michael is also pronounced similarly to Mical. Other suggested similar baby names are Mechaela, Micaela, Michaella, Michaila, Michala, Michayla, Michela, Michele, Michell, Mischaela, Mychaela and Mychal. These names tend to be less commonly used than Michael.


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