What does Michelangelo mean?
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)
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 are the prominent alternative forms of Michelangelo (#unlisted). These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4168%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2079%, down 50.1%), with forms such as Micheal, Mitchell, Mike, Mikel and Mickey falling out of fashion. Angelo (#315), Makai (#712) and Miguel (#146) are three of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Michelangelo and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)