What does Michael mean?
Michael [michael] as a name for girls (also used more generally as boys' name Michael) has its root in Hebrew, and the name Michael means "who is like God?". Michael is an alternate form of Michaela (Hebrew): Latin feminine version of Michael. See also Micah, Michal, Michelle and Shayla.
Michael has 24 more relations via Michaela: Macaela, Mechaela, Micaela▼, Michaelina, Michaeline, Michaella, Michaila, Michal, Michalin, Michayla, Michele▼, Michelle▼, Mickee, Mickey, Mickie, Mihaela, Mihaila, Mikaela, Mikhaila, Mikhayla, Mischaela, Mishaila, Miskaela and Mychaela.Creative forms:
(female) Machael, Mechael, ..
(male) Michin, Mimel, .. Middle name pairings:
Michael Jadyn (M.J.), ..
How popular is Michael?
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 (#798 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Michael entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #419 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Michelle (#192 a year ago), Michaela (#496), Mikaela (#603), Shayla (#800), Micah (#834), Micaela (#1133), Mickie, Michele, Mickey, Michal, Michaele, Michaeline, Michaella and Michayla are the prominent alternative forms of Michael appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Mickee, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Michael reached its highest in the 1970s (median #1410) and is now significantly reduced (#1470, 93% less usage). Michelle has been the most well-known version, although Micah appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions like Shayla are now somewhat dated.
Michael▼ is pronounced similarly to Mical and Micole. Other recommended names are Mica, Michaelyn, Michala, Michee, Michela, Michell, Michella, Michi, Michiko, Mirabel, Mirham, Mischa, Misha, Mishaelle, Mychal, Mychele, Rachael▼, Rachel▼ and Richel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Michael.See names in meaning and etymology.