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4.3m
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since 1880

Michael

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 354 0 354 #46 boy name
1881 298 0 298 #54 boy name
1882 321 0 321 #57 boy name
1883 307 0 307 #55 boy name
1884 373 0 373 #51 boy name
1885 370 0 370 #46 boy name
1886 348 0 348 #53 boy name
1887 345 0 345 #48 boy name
1888 466 0 466 #46 boy name
1889 377 0 377 #51 boy name
1890 394 0 394 #48 boy name
1891 333 0 333 #54 boy name
1892 380 0 380 #59 boy name
1893 407 0 407 #49 boy name
1894 423 0 423 #50 boy name
1895 413 0 413 #52 boy name
1896 399 0 399 #53 boy name
1897 375 7 368 #57 boy name
1898 434 0 434 #51 boy name
1899 375 0 375 #51 boy name
1900 495 0 495 #51 boy name
1901 384 0 384 #52 boy name
1902 460 0 460 #48 boy name
1903 466 0 466 #47 boy name
1904 462 0 462 #50 boy name
1905 514 0 514 #45 boy name
1906 536 5 531 #46 boy name
1907 586 0 586 #48 boy name
1908 689 0 689 #42 boy name
1909 642 7 635 #47 boy name
1910 853 9 844 #45 boy name
1911 1,166 7 1,159 #38 boy name
1912 2,112 8 2,104 #42 boy name
1913 2,619 12 2,607 #40 boy name
1914 3,378 16 3,362 #40 boy name
1915 4,096 14 4,082 #43 boy name
1916 4,227 18 4,209 #44 boy name
1917 4,302 12 4,290 #44 boy name
1918 4,326 30 4,296 #45 boy name
1919 3,935 24 3,911 #46 boy name
1920 4,024 22 4,002 #50 boy name
1921 4,223 24 4,199 #47 boy name
1922 4,022 31 3,991 #48 boy name
1923 3,944 29 3,915 #50 boy name
1924 3,908 36 3,872 #54 boy name
1925 3,796 34 3,762 #55 boy name
1926 3,517 32 3,485 #56 boy name
1927 3,634 29 3,605 #52 boy name
1928 3,632 33 3,599 #53 boy name
1929 3,496 33 3,463 #54 boy name
1930 3,578 36 3,542 #54 boy name
1931 3,514 24 3,490 #55 boy name
1932 3,630 20 3,610 #54 boy name
1933 3,571 26 3,545 #53 boy name
1934 4,126 20 4,106 #47 boy name
1935 4,939 32 4,907 #41 boy name
1936 5,842 40 5,802 #33 boy name
1937 7,142 47 7,095 #27 boy name
1938 9,135 58 9,077 #21 boy name
1939 10,906 81 10,825 #18 boy name
1940 13,311 80 13,231 #18 boy name
1941 16,028 97 15,931 #16 boy name
1942 21,883 157 21,726 #13 boy name
1943 24,932 187 24,745 #10 boy name
1944 26,896 168 26,728 #9 boy name
1945 30,067 158 29,909 #9 boy name
1946 41,351 170 41,181 #7 boy name
1947 50,671 172 50,499 #7 boy name
1948 52,735 169 52,566 #6 boy name
1949 60,231 188 60,043 #5 boy name
1950 65,364 179 65,185 #4 boy name
1951 72,941 172 72,769 #4 boy name
1952 79,199 190 79,009 #4 boy name
1953 84,436 235 84,201 #3 boy name
1954 88,710 217 88,493 #1 boy name
1955 88,537 251 88,286 #1 boy name
1956 90,866 243 90,623 #1 boy name
1957 92,980 254 92,726 #1 boy name
1958 90,812 295 90,517 #1 boy name
1959 85,559 284 85,275 #1 boy name
1960 84,520 318 84,202 #2 boy name
1961 87,248 326 86,922 #1 boy name
1962 85,404 355 85,049 #1 boy name
1963 84,173 377 83,796 #1 boy name
1964 82,972 301 82,671 #1 boy name
1965 81,409 355 81,054 #1 boy name
1966 80,345 346 79,999 #1 boy name
1967 82,828 373 82,455 #1 boy name
1968 82,492 473 82,019 #1 boy name
1969 85,692 457 85,235 #1 boy name
1970 85,775 457 85,318 #1 boy name
1971 78,065 459 77,606 #1 boy name
1972 71,876 451 71,425 #1 boy name
1973 68,320 451 67,869 #1 boy name
1974 68,111 526 67,585 #1 boy name
1975 69,019 557 68,462 #1 boy name
1976 67,481 515 66,966 #1 boy name
1977 68,179 561 67,618 #1 boy name
1978 67,699 545 67,154 #1 boy name
1979 68,287 553 67,734 #1 boy name
1980 69,219 546 68,673 #1 boy name
1981 69,252 487 68,765 #1 boy name
1982 68,792 576 68,216 #1 boy name
1983 68,568 577 67,991 #1 boy name
1984 68,239 508 67,731 #1 boy name
1985 65,426 531 64,895 #1 boy name
1986 64,778 590 64,188 #1 boy name
1987 64,182 544 63,638 #1 boy name
1988 64,597 480 64,117 #1 boy name
1989 65,741 363 65,378 #1 boy name
1990 65,552 277 65,275 #1 boy name
1991 61,050 267 60,783 #1 boy name
1992 54,642 258 54,384 #1 boy name
1993 49,773 222 49,551 #1 boy name
1994 44,653 191 44,462 #1 boy name
1995 41,571 167 41,404 #1 boy name
1996 38,521 157 38,364 #1 boy name
1997 37,687 142 37,545 #1 boy name
1998 36,743 128 36,615 #1 boy name
1999 34,029 123 33,906 #2 boy name
2000 32,142 114 32,028 #2 boy name
2001 29,773 96 29,677 #2 boy name
2002 28,337 95 28,242 #2 boy name
2003 27,205 94 27,111 #2 boy name
2004 25,592 148 25,444 #2 boy name
2005 23,861 61 23,800 #2 boy name
2006 22,692 64 22,628 #2 boy name
2007 22,023 51 21,972 #2 boy name
2008 20,656 55 20,601 #2 boy name
2009 18,958 41 18,917 #3 boy name
2010 17,361 37 17,324 #3 boy name
2011 16,796 36 16,760 #6 boy name
2012 16,151 27 16,124 #7 boy name
2013 15,492 39 15,453 #7 boy name
2014 15,435 35 15,400 #7 boy name
2015 14,357 36 14,321 #9 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Michael baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,345,569 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 92,726 babies. (That's a lot of baby Michaels)

According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Michael" ranks #20 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 333 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1928. Across the entire United States a total of 3,632 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Michael popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Michael" mean? The list below shows the origins of Michael as well as things modernly associated with the name Michael such as celebrities named Michael.

Origin and Meaning of Michael

The name "Michael" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Who is like God?". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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 Jordan

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

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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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Michael Vick

Michael Vick is a NFL player. Michael was born in 1980 in Newport News, Virginia.

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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 Keaton

Michael Keaton is an actor, comedian, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Michael was born in 1951 as Michael John Douglas in Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé is a singer, songwriter, and actor specializing in pop rock, traditional pop, jazz, and blue-eyed soul music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1996 to present. Michael was born in 1975 as Michael Steven Buble in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox is an actor, author, producer, and activist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1973 to present. Michael was born in 1961 as Michael Andrew Fox in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Michael

Michael And Sons
Michael B Jordan
Michael Kors
Michael Sam
Michael Savage

Alternative Meanings

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

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

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Past life for Michael born May 28, 1965

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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 Oceania approximately on 700. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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