What does Michael mean?
Michael /mi-chael/ [2 sylls.] 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 an alternate form of Michaela (Hebrew): Latin feminine version of Michael. Mickel is a common last name. 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.more]
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. 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)
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 are the prominent alternative forms of Michael appearing in the Top 1000. Forms like Mikhayla are uncommon. Usage of these girl names reached its highest in 1998 (usage of 0.5285%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.3067%, down 42%), 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). Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Michael and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)