Meaning and Name Origin
Michelangelo \m(i)-chelange-lo, mich(e)-lan-gelo\ as a boys' name. Combined form of Michael (Hebrew) "who is like God?" and Angelo (Greek) "messenger". Use, mostly Italian, probably refers to Michelangelo Buonarroti, the great Italian Renaissance sculptor-artist.
Michelangelo has 49 different forms via Michael: Maik, Makai▲, Meical, Micael, Mical, Micha, Michaelangelo, Michail, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal▼, Michel▼, Michele, Michelet, Michiel, Mick, Mickey▼, Micky, Miesha, Miguel▲, Mihai, Mihail, Mihailo, Mihaly, Mihangel, Mikael, Mike▼, Mikel▼, Mikell, Mikey, Mikhail, Mikhalis, Mikhos, Mikkel, Miko, Mikol, Miky, Miquel, Mischa, Misha, Mitch▼, Mitchell▼, Mychael, Mychal, Mykal, Myke, Mykel and Mykell.
Michelangelo is an uncommon given name for men and an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Michelangelo and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Michelangelo (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Michael (#7 the previous year), Miguel (#146), Angelo (#315), Mitchell (#504), Makai (#712), Micheal (#811), Mike (#970), Mykel, Mitch, Mychal, Mikhail, Mikael, Michale, Michel, Michele, Mickey and Mikel. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 and have become significantly less popular since, with forms such as Micheal, Mitchell, Mike, Michel and Mitch falling out of fashion. Angelo (#315), Makai (#712) and Miguel (#146) are three of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)