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What does Mikael mean?

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


Mikael has 13 variants: Meical, Micael, Mical, Mikel, Mikell, Mikhail, Mikkel, Mikol, Miquel, Mychael, Mykal, Mykel and Mykell.

21 more different relations via Michael: Makai, Michail, Michal, Miche, Micheal, Michel, Michele, Michiel, Mickey, Miguel, Mihai, Mihail, Mihailo, Mihaly, Mihangel, Mike, Mikey, Mikhos, Miko, Miky and Myke.

Creative forms:
(male) Hakael, Makael, ..

(female) Mikaeli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mikael Jakari (M.J.), ..

How popular is Mikael?

Mikael is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Mikael is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mikael entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #1118 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #1187. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Makai (#681 last year), Michael (#9), Michal, Micheal (#840), Michel, Michele, Michiel, Mickey (#1569), Miguel (#161), Mike (#1032), Mikel (#1224), Mikhail (#1263), Miquel, Mychael, Mykal and Mykel are the popular related forms of Mikael (#1187 last year). Other forms, like Miko, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Mikael was more pronounced among parents 65 years ago (adoption of 4.67%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.96%, down 79.4%). Michael is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Makai appears to be getting popular too, while forms such as Mickey are no longer trendy.

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

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mykal, Mykel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mikael is pronounced similarly to Mikal. Other recommended names are Adael, Airel, Aksel, Asael, Askel, Cael, Dael, Dekel, Eskel, Fidel, Gael, Giovel, Hillel, Ismael, Israel, Jael, Jamael, Kael, Kimbel, Lindel, Lionel, Magal, Makabee, Makani, Makar, Makari, Makary, Malkiel, Mandel, Manoel, Mansel, Manuel, Manvel, Mardel, Markel, Martel, Marvel, Mckade, Mckay, Mel, Mendel, Merrel, Micah, Migdal, Miki, Mikio, Milan, Miles, Millen, Miller, Milten (see Milton), Miner, Mircea, Mirek, Mishaal, Mishal, Mitchel, Moriel, Mosaed, Muriel, Niel, Nigel, Niguel, Nijel, Nikhel, Pedael (see Pedahel), Rafael, Rigel, Samael, Videl, Yael, Yisrael, Ysmael and Zindel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mikael.

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