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What does Mikel mean?

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


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

24 more related forms via Michael: Maik, Makai, Micha, Michal, Miche, Micheal, Michel, Michele, Michiel, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Miguel, Mihai, Mihail, Mihaly, Mike, Mikey, Mikhos, Miko, Miky, Misha, Mitch and Myke.

Creative forms:
(male) Mackel, Mckkel, ..

(female) Micol, Mikeli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mikel Desmond (M.D.), ..

How popular is Mikel?

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 (#11712 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mikel reached its apex rank of #609 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is at #1224 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Michael (#9 the previous year), Miguel (#161), Makai (#681), Micheal (#840), Mike (#1032), Mikael (#1187), Mikhail (#1263), Mickey (#1569), Mitch, Mykel, Mykal, Mychael, Miquel, Micky, Michal, Michel, Michele, Michiel and Mick are the prominent varying forms of Mikel (#1224 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Maik, are uncommon. These forms of Mikel reached the height of their popularity 65 years ago (median #1156) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1498, 79.5%). Michael has historically been popular among parents, though Makai has become popular as well, while forms like Michel have become less popular.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Micky, Miguel, Mikael, Mike, Mikhail in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Mikel is pronounced similarly to Mikal. Other recommended names are Airel, Askel, Dekel, Eskel, Fidel, Markel, Mel, Miki, Mikio, Miles, Miner, Mirek, Niel, Nigel, Nijel, Nikhel, Rigel and Videl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mikel.

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