Michael - boys name

Michael name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Michael name meaning:

The name Michael is of Hebrew origin, meaning "who is like God" or "the one who is like God." It is derived from the Hebrew name Mikha'el, which combines the words "mi" (meaning "who"), "kha" (meaning "like"), and "el" (meaning "God"). The name has deep biblical roots, as Michael is mentioned several times in the Bible, primarily in the Old Testament. In the Bible, Michael is described as an archangel and a warrior who fought against evil forces.

The name Michael has been widely used throughout history and is popular in many cultures and languages. It is often considered a strong and noble name, symbolizing courage, protection, and divine strength. Many parents choose the name Michael for their sons due to its religious significance and positive connotations. The name has remained a classic and enduring choice, standing the test of time.

Origin: Hebrew

Who is like God.


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Related names

Michael , Chaela, Chaeli, Makayla , Mckale, Mckayla , Micaela , Michaela , Michail , Micheal , Micheil, Michel, Michela, Michele , Michella, Mick , Mickey , Micky , Miguel , Mihangel, Mikaela , Mikayla , Mike , Mikel , Mikell, Mikella, Mikelle, Mikhail , Mikki, Mikko, Miko , Miquel, Misha , Mishe, Mishenka, Mitch, Mitchel , Mitchell , Mychaela, Mychajlo, Mychal, Mychele, Mychelle, Mykhaltso, Myghal

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Overall UK ranking: 77 out of 4789

749 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (62)
  • England (75)

Historical popularity of Michael

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