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What does Michel mean?

Michel Pronunciation of Michel [michel] as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and Michel means "who is like God?". Michel is a variant form of Michael (Hebrew). See also Mitchell.


Michel has 4 variants: Michail, Michele, Michiel and Mychal.

32 more relations via Michael: Meical, Micael, Mical, Micha, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal, Michelet, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Miguel, Mihai, Mihail, Mihaly, Mikael, Mike, Mikel, Mikell, Mikey, Mikhail, Mikhos, Mikkel, Mikol, Miquel, Mischa, Misha, Mitch, Mitchell, Mychael and Mykel.

Creative forms:
(male) Machel, ..

(female) Miel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Michel Noah (M.N.), ..

How popular is Michel?

Michel is a somewhat popular first name for men (#627 out of 1220, Top 51%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#1539 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Michel reached its apex rank of #488 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Michel are Michael (#9 in recent rankings), Michal, Michale, Micheal (#840), Michele, Michiel, Mick, Mickey (#1569), Micky, Miguel (#161), Mikael (#1187), Mike (#1032), Mikel (#1224), Mikhail (#1263), Miquel, Mitch, Mitchell (#585), Mychael, Mychal and Mykel. These relations of Michel reached the top of their popularity in the 1950s (adoption of 4.8%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 1%, 79.8%), with versions such as Michel becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michel, Michael, Michal, Michale, Micheal in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michele, Michiel, Mick, Mickey, Micky in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miguel, Mikael, Mike, Mikel, Mikhail in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miquel, Mitch, Mitchell, Mychael, Mychal, Mykel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Michael, Mikael, Mitchell outside U.S.

Similar Names

Michel is pronounced similarly to Mishaal, Mishal, Mitchel and Mitchill. Other suggested similar names are Acel, Airel, Airyel, Arthel, Asahel, Brickel, Fidel, Giovel, Heschel, Heshel (see Hershel), Hillel, Kimbel, Lindel, Mace, Maceo, Macey, Macgee, Macghee (see Magee), Machen, Machent, Machin, Machon, Mackey, Macneal, Macniel, Mandel, Manoel, Mansel, Manuel, Manvel, Marcel, Markel, Marvel, Mathe, Mather, Matheu, Mathew, Mccrea, Mcgee, Mcneal, Mcneil, Mel, Mendel, Merrel, Micah, Michio, Migdal, Mikal, Miles, Millen, Milten (see Milton), Miner, Mioshe, Mircea, Mirek, Mochan, Montel, Morrel, Moshe, Muriel, Nichol, Niel, Nigel, Niguel, Nikhel, Rigel, Sachiel, Sahel, Vachel, Videl and Zindel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Michel.

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