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in the U.S.
since 1880
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  1. A male given name comparable to Michael

Notable Persons Named Mihai

Michael Cretu is a new-age music, electronic music, and disco musician. He plays MIDI keyboard and guitar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present. Michael was given the name Mihai Crețu on May 18th, 1957 in Bucharest, Romania. Michael is also known as Michael Crétu, Curly, MC, and Curly M.C..


Mihai Eminescu was a poet, writer, and journalist. Mihai was given the name Mihail Eminovici on January 15th, 1850 in Botoșani. He breathed his last breath on June 15th, 1889.


Mihai Pintilii is a soccer player for the FC Steaua București, CSM Jiul Petroșani, FC Internațional Curtea de Argeș, CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu, Al-Hilal FC, Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C., and Romania national football team. Mihai was born on November 9th, 1984 in Iași.


Mihai Costea is a soccer player for the Al-Ittihad Kalba SC, FC Universitatea Craiova, FC Steaua București, FC Voluntari, and Romania national under-21 football team. Mihai was born on May 29th, 1988 in Drăgășani, Romania.


Mihai Bălașa is a soccer player for the F.C. Crotone, Gheorghe Hagi Football Academy, A.S. Roma, FC Viitorul Constanța, Romania national under-17 football team, Romanian Football Federation, and Romania national under-19 football team. Mihai was born on January 14th, 1995 in Târgoviște.


Mihai Trăistariu is a dance-pop musician and mathematics education. They plays Piano and Vocals. Their ongoing career started in 1998. Mihai was born Mihai Trăistariu on December 16th, 1979 in Piatra Neamț. Mihai is also known as Mihai.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mihai

Andra is a pop music, dance-pop, rhythm, and blues singer, reality television judge, and singing. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Andra was given the name Alexandra Irina Mihai on August 23rd, 1986 in Câmpia Turzii. Andra is also known as Alexandra Irina Măruță and Andra Măruță.


Liviu Mihai is a soccer player for the FC Universitatea Cluj, FC Progresul București, FC Farul Constanța, CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu, and CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea. Liviu was born on May 15th, 1977 in Cluj-Napoca.


Cotovanu Mihai is an artist and painter. Cotovanu was born on July 21st, 1967 in Iași.


Dorina was born on June 1st, 1981.


Vasile Mihai is an athlete for the FC Voluntari.


Sorin Mihai is an athlete for the AS Voinţa Snagov.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mihai U.S.
  White 97.31% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mihai

People with the last name Mihai are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mihai

  • How Popular is the name Mihai? Mihai is the 46,665th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mihai was the 60,196th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mihai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 52 babies born with the first name Mihai in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mihai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Mihai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mihai is Tuesday, October 23rd, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Mihai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mihai was in 2008 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Mihai: Your name in reverse order is Iahim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Imahi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mihai? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 335 people with the last name Mihai.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mihai? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mihai as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k 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).
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