What does Michael mean?
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. 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 (#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. 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)