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What does Mihai mean?

Mihai Pronunciation of Mihai [mi-hai] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and Mihai means "who is like God?". Mihai is an alternate spelling of Michael (Hebrew).


33 alternative forms via Michael: Maik, Makai, Meical, Micael, Mical, Micha, Michail, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal, Michel, Mick, Micky, Miesha, Mihail, Mihailo, Mihaly, Mikael, Mike, Mikel, Mikey, Mikhail, Mikhalis, Mikhos, Miko, Mikol, Miky, Mischa, Misha, Mitch, Mychal and Mykal.

Creative forms:
(male) Mahai, Mehai, ..

(female) Midi, Mihaia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mihai Dayton (M.D.), ..

How popular is Mihai?

Mihai is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#77222 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Makai (#681 via latest list), Michael (#9), Michal, Michale, Micheal (#840), Michel, Mick, Micky, Mikael (#1187), Mike (#1032), Mikel (#1224), Mikhail (#1263), Mitch, Mychal and Mykal are the popular variation forms of Mihai (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Mihai reached its most widespread during 1950-1959 (usage of 4.62%) and has become much diminished since (usage 0.82%, 82%), with forms such as Micheal becoming less trendy. Makai is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michel, Mick, Micky, Mikael, Mike in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mikel, Mikhail, Mitch, Mychal, Mykal in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Chai, Micah, Mikal, Miki, Milan, Mishal, Shai and Yishai. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mihai.

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