What does Michal mean?
Michal /mi-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 1 masculine form: Michael.Kreatif forms: Maychal, Mechal, Michalli. [more]
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)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Michal and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Michal (outside Top 1000) are Mia (#6 2 years ago), Michelle (#187), Michaela (#478) and Michael. Usage of these forms of Michal was at its apex in 1997 (usage of 0.6793%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.5823%, down 14.3%). Michelle has historically been a favorite of parents, though Michaela has become trendy as well, while Michael is now less popular. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)