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Michael (girl)

What does Michael mean?

Michael Pronunciation of 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.

Variations

Michael has 2 variants: Michaele and Mikelle.

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.

6 masculine forms: Micah, Michelangelo, Miguel, Mike, Misha and Mitchell.

Creative forms:
(female) Machael, Mechael, ..

(male)

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michael name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michael, Micaela, Micah, Michaela, Michaele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michaeline, Michaella, Michal, Michayla, Michele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michelle, Mickey, Mickie, Mikaela, Shayla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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