Meaning and Name Origin
Mikhail \m(i)-khail, mik-hail\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and Mikhail means "who is like God?". Mikhail is a variant of Michael (Hebrew); biblical: Michael is the archangel who defeats the dragon. Somewhat infrequent as a birth name for boys. See also Misha.
Mikhail has 36 more alternative 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.
Mikhail is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#37357 out of 88799, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Mikhail for boys. Mikhail was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #959 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mikhail and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Mikhail ranked in the Top 1000 are Michael (#7 last year), Miguel (#146), Mitchell (#504), Makai (#712), Micheal (#811), Mike (#970), Mitch, Mychal, Mykel, Mikael, Michel, Michele, Mickey, Michale and Mikel. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now much less popular, with forms such as Micheal, Mitchell, Mike, Michel and Mitch falling out of fashion. Makai (#712) and Miguel (#146) are two of the more chic birth names in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)