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Michael meaning and name origin
Michael \m(i)-chael\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Michael), is a variant of Michaela (Hebrew), and the meaning of Michael is "who is like God?". See also Micah, Michal, Michelle and Shayla. The baby name Michael sounds like Mychaela, Mischaela, Michele, Michaila, Micaela, Mechaela, Mychal, Michala, Mical, Michell, Michela and Michaella. Other similar baby names are Michaelyn, Michee, Rachael and Richel.
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Popularity of Michael
Michael is a very popular first name for women (#799 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#877 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Michael compared with its source form and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Michael only.