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

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)

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

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

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)

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

Mikhail is alike in pronunciation to Mikal. Other suggested similar baby names are Mishaal and Mishal. Like Mikhail, these names are not frequently used.