Meaning and name origin
Mikhail \m(i)-khail, mik-hail\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mikhail is "who is like God?". Mikhail is a variant of Michael (Hebrew); biblical: Michael is the archangel who defeats the dragon. See also Misha.
Mikhail is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#37357 out of 88799, Top 42%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mikhail for boys. Mikhail reached its highest rank of #959 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mikhail and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Michael (#7), Mykel, Mikhail, Mikel and Mikael. (2014 statistics).