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What does Mitchell mean?

Mitchell Pronunciation of Mitchell [mitchell] as a boys' name is pronounced MITCH-el. It is of Middle English origin. Variant of Michael, via the Norman French Michel. Surname used in the Middle Ages, and transferred as a given name in the 19th century. Band leader Mitch Miller.

Associated with: norman, surname, 19th century, leader.


Mitchell has 4 variants: Mitch, Mitchel, Mitchill and Mytch.

11 more related forms via Michael, Michel: Micael, Michail, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal, Michel, Michele, Michelet, Michiel and Mikell.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Mitchell Ramsey (M.R.), ..

How popular is Mitchell?

Mitchell is a very prominent first name for males (#222 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#44 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Mitchell reached its apex rank of #71 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #585 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Michael (#9 a year ago), Michal, Michale, Micheal (#840), Michel, Michele, Michiel, Mitch and Mitchel are the prominent alternative forms of Mitchell (#585 a year ago) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Mitchell was at its peak during 1950-1959 (average #679) and is now much less (#1543, 82% less usage), with versions like Mitchell becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mitchell, Michael, Michal, Michale, Micheal in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michel, Michele, Michiel, Mitch, Mitchel in U.S.

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