Michal

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Michal mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Michal

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

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From the Hebrew name מִיכַל (mikhál, “Michal”).

  1. A daughter of Saul and wife of David in the Old Testament.
  2. (rather rare) A female given name.

Michal was also found in the following language(s): Czech and Slovak

Notable Persons Named Michal

Michał Pazdan is a soccer player for the Legia Warsaw, Hutnik Nowa Huta, Górnik Zabrze, Jagiellonia Białystok, and Poland national football team. Michał was born on September 21st, 1987 in Kraków.

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Michal Kadlec is a soccer player for the Fenerbahçe S.K. (football), SV Alsenborn, FC Kaiserslautern, FC Slovácko, AC Sparta Prague, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and Czech Republic national under-21 football team. Michal was born in Vyškov.

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Michał Kalecki was an economist in the field of macroeconomics. Michał was born on June 22nd, 1899 in Łódź. They died on April 18th, 1970.

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Michał Żebrowski is an actor and singer. Michał was born on June 17th, 1972 in Warsaw.

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Michał Szpak is a rock music and pop music singing and songwriter. They plays Vocals. Their most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Michał was born on November 26th, 1990 in Jasło. Michał is also known as Miszel, Miszanel, and Majkel.

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Michał Żyro is a soccer player for the Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Legia Warsaw, Poland national under-19 football team, Poland national under-21 football team, and Poland national football team. Michał was born on September 20th, 1992 in Warsaw.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Michal

Kristen Michal is a Minister of Justice, Minister of Economic Affairs, and Infrastructure. Kristen was born on July 2nd, 1975 in Tallinn.

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Karel was born on December 28th, 1932. He left this life in 1984.

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Kaliszek was born on November 17th, 1990 in Toruń.

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Dylan Michal is a contemporary christian music and gospel music singing and songwriter. Dylan was born on March 15th, 1982 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Lukáš Michal is a soccer player for the FK Chmel Blšany, SK Kladno, FK Čáslav, FK Dukla Prague, Czech Republic national under-17 football team, and Czech Republic national under-19 football team. Lukáš was born on August 17th, 1983 in Czechoslovakia.

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Gałaszewski Michał is an athlete for the Mazur Ełk.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1911 5 0 5
1912 7 0 7
1913 5 0 5
1914 10 0 10
1915 6 0 6
1916 6 0 6
1917 8 0 8
1918 12 0 12
1919 10 0 10
1920 9 0 9
1923 7 0 7
1924 5 0 5
1925 7 0 7
1927 8 0 8
1928 8 0 8
1938 5 5 0
1939 5 5 0
1940 17 8 9
1941 19 5 14
1942 94 81 13
1943 80 63 17
1944 47 26 21
1945 47 30 17
1946 63 37 26
1947 75 45 30
1948 65 26 39
1949 102 58 44
1950 78 41 37
1951 83 37 46
1952 97 38 59
1953 89 36 53
1954 99 33 66
1955 94 35 59
1956 108 34 74
1957 82 22 60
1958 81 28 53
1959 88 20 68
1960 76 24 52
1961 86 16 70
1962 66 27 39
1963 75 35 40
1964 71 35 36
1965 73 28 45
1966 77 29 48
1967 70 29 41
1968 74 23 51
1969 78 32 46
1970 73 29 44
1971 64 30 34
1972 91 35 56
1973 77 41 36
1974 95 50 45
1975 98 52 46
1976 138 85 53
1977 100 62 38
1978 87 61 26
1979 100 68 32
1980 93 59 34
1981 120 71 49
1982 106 57 49
1983 115 69 46
1984 115 74 41
1985 158 90 68
1986 104 57 47
1987 121 64 57
1988 140 82 58
1989 112 60 52
1990 138 69 69
1991 117 59 58
1992 107 67 40
1993 114 52 62
1994 143 74 69
1995 103 60 43
1996 139 73 66
1997 123 65 58
1998 139 73 66
1999 124 61 63
2000 132 63 69
2001 105 58 47
2002 104 57 47
2003 104 46 58
2004 127 65 62
2005 108 48 60
2006 103 40 63
2007 101 44 57
2008 107 50 57
2009 96 48 48
2010 92 51 41
2011 98 60 38
2012 63 37 26
2013 67 35 32
2014 65 43 22
2015 57 38 19
2016 75 53 22
2017 61 49 12

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Popularity of Michal as a first name

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Popularity of Michal as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Michal U.S.
  White 92.49% 64.26%
  African American 2.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.04% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Michal

People with the last name Michal are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Michal

  • How Popular is the name Michal? Michal is the 2,993rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Michal was the 27,783rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Michal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,396 babies born with the first name Michal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Michal to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Michal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Michal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Michal is Sunday, September 29th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Michal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Michal was in 1985 with a total of 90 babies.
  • Random Michal Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Michal is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 13 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Michal: Your name in reverse order is Lahcim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lcimha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Michal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 865 people with the last name Michal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Michal? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Michal as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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