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What does Michiel mean?

Michiel Pronunciation of Michiel [michiel] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Michiel is "who is like God?". Michiel is an alternate form of Michael (Hebrew).


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

18 more relations via Michael: Micael, Mical, Micha, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal, Michelet, Mickey, Miguel, Mihail, Mikael, Mikel, Mikhail, Mikkel, Miquel, Mitchell and Mychael.

Creative forms:
(male) Achiel, Machiel, ..


Middle name pairings:
Michiel Sterling (M.S.), ..

How popular is Michiel?

Michiel is an uncommon given name for males. Michiel is a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Michiel was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #1370 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Michiel rated in the Top 2000 are Michael (#9 via latest list), Michal, Michale, Micheal (#840), Michel, Michele, Mickey (#1569), Miguel (#161), Mikael (#1187), Mikel (#1224), Mikhail (#1263), Miquel, Mitchell (#585), Mychael and Mychal. These forms of Michiel were favored 65 years ago (average #1045) and have become much less widespread since (#1427, 79%), with versions like Michael becoming less stylish.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michel, Michele, Mickey, Miguel, Mikael in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mikel, Mikhail, Miquel, Mitchell, Mychael, Mychal in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Michiel is pronounced similarly to Mishaal, Mishal, Mitchel and Mitchill. Other suggested similar names are Ezechiel, Machen, Machin, Mackie, Macniel, Malkiel, Mathieu, Michio, Miltie, Moriel, Muriel, Nikhel, Richie, Sachiel and Vachel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Michiel.

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