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Popularity
4.3m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Michael

Gender: Boy. Ranked #4 most popular

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7k Michal (Hebrew)
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3k Makala (American)

What does the name "Michael" mean?

Michael (Hebrew): Who is like God?

The name "Michael" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Who is like God?". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 6 other names that are similar to this one.

M is for melody, the song of life.

I is for ideals, no higher!

C is for calm, a pleasant trait.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

Your name in reverse order is "Leahcim". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lmcaihe". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Michael" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Michael? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,330,805 babies born with the name Michael in the United States. That's more than enough Michaels to occupy the country of Costa Rica with an estimated population of 4,301,712 (as of June 3, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 354 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Michael" was in 1957 with a total of 92,709 babies. (That's a lot of baby Michaels)

According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Michael" ranks #2 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 936 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1969. Across the entire United States a total of 85,684 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Michael popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Michael in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Michael

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, record producer, businessman, and philanthropist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1964 to 2009. Michael was born in 1958 as Michael Joseph Jackson in Gary, Indiana, U.S.

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Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher is a f1 driver. Michael was born in 1969 in Hurth, West Germany.

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is a basketball biography. Michael was born in 1963 in Brooklyn, New York.

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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King is a clergyman and activist. Martin was born in 1929 as Michael King, Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1994 to present. Michael was born in 1977 in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany.

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Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1966 to present. Michael was born in 1944 as Michael Kirk Douglas in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.

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Past life for Michael born Jun 17, 1939

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.