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Meaning and Name Origin

Michal \m(i)-chal\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Michal) is pronounced MYE-kal. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Michal is "brook". Also used as feminine form of Michael. Biblical: Michal was King Saul's daughter, the first wife of David.


Michal has 6 variants: Mical, Michaeline, Michaelyn, Michala, Micole and Mychal.

For more information, see also related girl names Mia, Michaela and Michelle.

Michal has 2 more related variations via Michael: Michaele and Mikelle.

Michal has 1 masculine form: Michael.


Michal is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2745 out of 4276, Top 64%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#70053 out of 88799, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Michal and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Michal (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Mia (#6 a year ago), Michelle (#187), Michaela (#478) and Michael. Usage of these girl names was at its apex in 1997 and has become significantly less since, with the form Michael becoming less fashionable. Mia (#6), Michelle (#187) and Michaela (#478) are three of the more trendy girl names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mia, Michael, Michaela, Michelle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Michaila, Michayla, Michela, Michele and Michell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Michal.