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What does Mychal mean?

Mychal Pronunciation of Mychal [my-chal] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Mychal) is of Hebrew derivation, and Mychal means "who is like God?". Mychal is a version of Michael (Hebrew).


Mychal has 4 variants: Michail, Michel, Michele and Michiel.

18 more related forms via Michael: Meical, Micael, Mical, Micha, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal, Mihai, Mihail, Mihaly, Mikhail, Mischa, Misha, Mychael, Mykal, Mykel and Mykell.

Creative forms:
(male) Machal, Mochal, ..

(female) Mycel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mychal Brice (M.B.), ..

How popular is Mychal?

Mychal is a rare given name for males. Mychal is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Mychal was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #826 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Michael (#9 in 2015), Micheal (#840), Mikhail (#1263), Mychael, Mykel, Mykal, Michele, Michal, Michale, Michel and Michiel are the prominent varying forms of Mychal. Other variants, like Michail, are seldom used. These forms of Mychal were favored as baby names during 1950-1959 (average #1283) and are now much less common (#1676, down 82%), with forms such as Michael becoming somewhat dated.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michel, Michele, Michiel, Mikhail, Mychael in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Mychal is pronounced similarly to Mishaal, Mishal and Mitchel. Other recommended names are Cathal, Deshal (see Deshan), Faycal, Machen, Machin, Machon, Macneal, Macrae, Magal, Manual, Marchall, Marschal, Marshal, Mckay, Mcneal, Micah, Michio, Migdal, Mikal, Mochan, Mycah, Mytch and Paschal. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mychal.

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