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What does Michal mean?

Michal Pronunciation of Michal [michal] 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.

Associated with: biblical, king (queen).


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

Affiliated girl names: Mia, Michaela and Michelle.

1 more relation via Michael: Michaele.

1 masculine form: Michael.

Creative forms:
(female) Machal, ..

(male) Mial, ..

Middle name pairings:
Michal Giavanna (M.G.), ..

How popular is Michal?

Michal is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2745 out of 4276, Top 64%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#26191 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Michal entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #1378 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Michal are Mia (#6 a year ago), Michelle (#192), Michaela (#496), Michala, Michaele, Michael and Michaeline. Adoption of these forms of Michal was at its apex 45 years ago (adoption of 2.75%) and has become significantly diminished since (adoption 0.93%, down 66.1%). Michelle has historically been a favorite of parents, though Mia has become trendy as well, while forms like Michaela are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michal, Mia, Michael, Michaela, Michaele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michaeline, Michala, Michelle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Licha, Lichah, Mechaela, Mica, Micaela, Micah, Michaella, Michaila, Michalin, Michayla, Michee, Michela, Michele, Michell, Michella, Michi, Mikhaila, Mikhayla, Mirham, Mischa, Mischaela, Misha, Mishaila, Mychaela, Mychele, Nichol, Richel and Richmal. These names tend to be less frequently used than Michal.

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