Michel

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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Michel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Michel

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

Notable Persons Named Michel

Michel Temer is a President of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, Member of the Chamber of Deputies, 24th Vice President of Brazil, President of the Chamber of Deputies, President of theBrazilian Democratic Movement Party, Member of theChamber of Deputies, and Pre. Michel was born on September 23rd, 1940 in Tietê, São Paulo.

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Michel Foucault was a philosopher. Michel was born on October 15th, 1926 in Poitiers, France. He breathed his last breath on June 25th, 1984.

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Michel de Nostredame was a physician, author, translator, astrological consultant, translation, and astrology. Michel was born in 1503 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. He died on July 2nd, 1566.

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Michel Aoun is a prime minister. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to 1990. His military service ended in 1990. Michel was born on February 18th, 1935 in Rabieh.

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Omar Sharif was an actor. He was most active from 1954 to 2015. Omar was given the name Michel Dimitri Chalhoub on April 10th, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt. Omar is also known as Omar el-Sherief and Omar Cherif. He left this life on July 10th, 2015.

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Michel de Montaigne was a philosopher. Michel was born on February 28th, 1533 in Château de Montaigne, Guyenne, France. He died on September 13th, 1592.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Michel

Anneliese was given the name Anna Elisabeth Michel on September 21st, 1952 in Leiblfing. She breathed her last breath on July 1st, 1976.

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Pras is a hip hop music, soul music, and reggae rapper, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, singing, and arrangement. He plays Keyboard instrument and Sampler (musical instrument). He has had major accomplishments since 1992. Pras was given the name Prakazrel Samuel Michel on October 19th, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Charles Michel is a Leader of the Reformist Movement, Minister of Development Cooperation, Prime Minister of Belgium, and Leader of theReformist Movement. Charles was born on December 21st, 1975 in Namur.

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Míchel is a soccer player for the Olympique de Marseille, Real Madrid C.F., Real Madrid Castilla, Celaya F.C., Spain national under-16 football team, and Spain national under-21 football team. Míchel was born on March 23rd, 1963 in Madrid.

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Alex Michel is a management, consultant, and managementconsultant. Alex was born on August 10th, 1970 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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James Michel is a President of Seychelles, Vice President of Seychelles, and List of Presidents of Seychelles. James was born on August 16th, 1944 in Mahé, Seychelles.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1883 5 0 5
1888 8 0 8
1889 5 0 5
1892 7 0 7
1899 10 0 10
1901 5 0 5
1902 5 0 5
1903 7 0 7
1906 9 0 9
1907 8 0 8
1908 6 0 6
1910 6 0 6
1912 11 0 11
1913 17 0 17
1914 21 0 21
1915 24 0 24
1916 27 0 27
1917 18 0 18
1918 34 0 34
1919 29 0 29
1920 28 0 28
1921 31 0 31
1922 31 0 31
1923 29 0 29
1924 24 0 24
1925 32 0 32
1926 21 0 21
1927 31 0 31
1928 26 0 26
1929 28 0 28
1930 27 0 27
1931 24 0 24
1932 19 0 19
1933 27 0 27
1934 18 0 18
1935 25 0 25
1936 18 0 18
1937 23 0 23
1938 34 0 34
1939 39 5 34
1940 37 0 37
1941 45 0 45
1942 97 27 70
1943 96 19 77
1944 82 12 70
1945 98 22 76
1946 148 20 128
1947 177 33 144
1948 158 24 134
1949 197 30 167
1950 219 26 193
1951 236 27 209
1952 255 31 224
1953 276 34 242
1954 272 31 241
1955 272 36 236
1956 267 42 225
1957 324 41 283
1958 270 41 229
1959 271 45 226
1960 324 56 268
1961 308 54 254
1962 256 55 201
1963 298 68 230
1964 255 58 197
1965 263 62 201
1966 274 89 185
1967 240 71 169
1968 249 80 169
1969 247 87 160
1970 256 89 167
1971 237 72 165
1972 214 65 149
1973 199 61 138
1974 182 53 129
1975 204 62 142
1976 192 74 118
1977 195 53 142
1978 180 61 119
1979 181 51 130
1980 151 56 95
1981 164 61 103
1982 209 77 132
1983 169 49 120
1984 163 39 124
1985 141 38 103
1986 164 40 124
1987 151 31 120
1988 142 32 110
1989 174 46 128
1990 171 39 132
1991 149 57 92
1992 131 46 85
1993 121 44 77
1994 133 48 85
1995 118 53 65
1996 120 51 69
1997 122 38 84
1998 95 31 64
1999 123 54 69
2000 115 53 62
2001 112 52 60
2002 108 59 49
2003 129 66 63
2004 130 62 68
2005 121 64 57
2006 137 75 62
2007 111 56 55
2008 96 44 52
2009 110 55 55
2010 71 29 42
2011 66 19 47
2012 52 18 34
2013 36 0 36
2014 37 11 26
2015 54 13 41
2016 26 6 20
2017 39 9 30

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Popularity of Michel as a first name

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Popularity of Michel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Michel U.S.
  White 51.10% 64.26%
  African American 22.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 23.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Michel

People with the last name Michel are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Michel

  • What name lists does Michel rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Michel? Michel is the 2,093rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Michel was the 1,383rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Michel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,815 babies born with the first name Michel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Michel to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Michel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Michel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Michel is Friday, September 10th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Michel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Michel was in 1957 with a total of 283 babies.
  • Random Michel Factoid: According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Michel ranks 104th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 8 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1949.
  • Weird things about the name Michel: Your name in reverse order is Lehcim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lmchei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Michel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,578 people with the last name Michel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Michel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Michel as their last name.

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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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