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Meaning and Name Origin

Mikel \m(i)-kel\ as a name for boys. The meaning of Mikel is "who is like God?". Mikel is a form of Michael (Hebrew). Somewhat unique as a birth name.


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

Mikel has 36 more related forms via Michael: Maik, Makai, Micha, Michaelangelo, Michail, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal, Michel, Michelangelo, Michele, Michelet, Michiel, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Miesha, Miguel, Mihai, Mihail, Mihailo, Mihaly, Mihangel, Mike, Mikey, Mikhalis, Mikhos, Miko, Miky, Mischa, Misha, Mitch, Mitchell, Mychal and Myke.


Mikel is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1006 out of 1220, Top 82%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#11183 out of 88799, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Mikel for boys. Mikel entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #619 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mikel name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Mikel and associated names. Michael (#7 the previous year), Miguel (#146), Mitchell (#504), Makai (#712), Micheal (#811), Mike (#970), Mitch, Mychal, Mykel, Mikhail, Mikael, Michel, Michele, Mickey and Michale are the prominent varying forms of Mikel. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms like Micheal, Mitchell, Mike, Michel and Mitch falling out of style. Makai (#712) and Miguel (#146) are two of the more trendy baby names among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Makai, Michael, Michale, Micheal, Michel, Michele, Mickey, Miguel, Mike, Mikel in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mikhail, Mitch, Mitchell, Mychal, Mykel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mikel is pronounced similarly to Mikal. This name tends to be less commonly used than Mikel.