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4.3m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Michael

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Who is like God?
  • #4 All Time
  • #7 in 2014
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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 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Michael" ranks #6 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 476 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 2004. Across the entire United States a total of 25,586 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 musical, your hidden talent!

I is for impress, for impress you will.

C is for complete, nothing further needed here.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

L is for lucky, who is more?

Your name in reverse order is "Leahcim". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hlcmaie". 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.

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 east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Michael

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor specializing in pop, soul, rhythm and blues, funk, rock, disco, post-disco, new jack swing music with the most prominent portion of his 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 his 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 his 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 Apr 24, 1926

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 Northern Australia approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

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 lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Name poster for Michael

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