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What does Michelangelo mean?

Michelangelo /mi-che-lan-ge-lo/ 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.

Associated with: greek, messenger (prophet), great, renaissance (medieval).


Michelangelo has 1 different relation via Michael: Michaelangelo.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Michelangeloi, ..

(female) Michelangela, ..

How popular is Michelangelo?

Michelangelo is an uncommon given name for men and an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Michelangelo for boys. Michelangelo entered the list in 2014 and reached its peak position of #1940 in the U.S. then. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Michael (#7 from current records), Angelo (#315) and Michaelangelo are the prominent alternative forms of Michelangelo (#1940 from current records). These forms of Michelangelo were at the apex of their popularity 64 years ago (usage of 4.2%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.9%, down 79.2%), with the form Michael falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michelangelo, Angelo, Michael, Michaelangelo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Deangelo, Diangelo, Evangelo, Manuelo, Micael, Michail, Michal, Michale, Micheal, Michel, Michele, Michelet, Michiel, Mihailo, Mihangel, Mitchell, Mychael and Vangelo. These names tend to be more frequently used than Michelangelo.