Name Meaning

"Who is like God?" in Hebrew. In the Bible, St. Michael leads the angels against the army of Satan and becomes the patron saint of soldiers. It's been a popular U.S. boys' name since the 1940s, although its popularity is declining.




Biblical, Exotic, Shakespeare, Surname, Cute, Popular, Middle




Mishenka, Miikka, Mickey

Famous Namesakes

Singer Michael Jackson, Actor Michael Douglas, Basketball player Michael Jordan, Actor Michael Caine, Actor Michael J. Fox, Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev

Celebrity Babies

Son of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Son of Julio Iglesias, Son of Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson, Son of Mark Wahlberg

Popularity in 2019


Related Names

Michail, Micah, Maichail

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