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Meaning and name origin

Michal \m(i)-chal\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 variant forms: Mical, Michaeline, Michaelyn, Michala, Micole and Mychal.

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

There is 1 masculine form of Michal: Michael.


Michal is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2745 out of 4276, Top 64%) and also a somewhat popular surname or 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 its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mia (#6), Michelle (#187), Michaela (#478) and Michael. (2014 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

Michal is also pronounced similarly to Michaele. Other suggested similar baby names are Michaila, Michayla, Michela, Michele and Michell. These names tend to be less commonly used than Michal.