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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 has 13 variant forms: Meical, Micael, Mical, Mikael, Mikel, Mikell, Mikkel, Mikol, Miquel, Mychael, Mykal, Mykel, Mykell.


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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Michael, Mikel, Mikhail, Mykel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mikhail is also pronounced similarly to Michal and Mikal. Other suggested similar baby names are Michail, Mihail, Mishaal and Mishal. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mikhail.