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What does Mikhail mean?

Mikhail Pronunciation of Mikhail [mikhail] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and Mikhail means "who is like God?". Mikhail is a variant form of Michael (Hebrew). See also Misha.


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

16 more alternative forms via Michael: Makai, Micha, Michail, Michal, Michale, Micheal, Michel, Michiel, Mihai, Mihail, Mihailo, Mihaly, Mikhalis, Mikhos, Misha and Mychal.

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Middle name pairings:
Mikhail Teagan (M.T.), ..

How popular is Mikhail?

Mikhail is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#18165 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Mikhail was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #959 in the U.S. in 1990, and is presently at #1263. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Mikhail (#1263 last year) are Michael (#9 last year), Makai (#681), Micheal (#840), Mikael (#1187), Mikel (#1224), Mychal, Mykal, Mykel, Mychael, Miquel, Michal, Michel, Michale and Michiel. These relations of Mikhail were at the height of their popularity 7 decades ago (median #1364) and are now much less popular (#1546, 81.4%), with forms such as Micheal falling out of fashion. Makai is the most chic birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mikhail, Makai, Michael, Michal, Michale in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Micheal, Michel, Michiel, Mikael, Mikel in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Mikhail is alike in pronunciation to Mikal. Other suggested similar names are Michio, Migdahl, Migdal, Miki, Mikio, Mishaal, Mishal and Nikhil. Like Mikhail, these names are not frequently used.

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