Mikel

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
3k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Mikel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Mikel

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

Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, equivalent of Michael.

Notable Persons Named Mikel

Mikel Arteta is a soccer player for the Arsenal F.C., Antiguoko, FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona C, FC Barcelona B, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Rangers F.C., Real Sociedad, Everton F.C., Spain national under-16 football team, Spain national under-17 football team, and Spain national under-18 football. Mikel was born on March 26th, 1982 in San Sebastián, Spain.

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Mikel Merino is a soccer player for the CA Osasuna, CA Osasuna B, and Spain national under-19 football team. Mikel was born on June 22nd, 1996 in Pamplona, Spain.

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Mikel San José is a soccer player for the Athletic Bilbao, UDC Chantrea, Liverpool F.C., Spain national under-19 football team, Spain national under-21 football team, and Spain national under-23 football team. Mikel was born on May 30th, 1989 in Pamplona, Spain. Mikel is also known as San José Domínguez and Mikel.

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Mikel Alonso is a soccer player for the Real Unión, Antiguoko, Real Sociedad, Real Sociedad B, CD Numancia, Bolton Wanderers F.C., CD Tenerife, and Charlton Athletic F.C. Mikel was born on May 16th, 1980 in Tolosa, Spain.

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Mikel Oyarzabal is a soccer player for the Real Sociedad, SD Eibar, and Real Sociedad B. Mikel was born on April 21st, 1997 in Eibar, Spain.

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Mikel Ruffinelli is a model/housewife. Mikel was born Mikel Ruffinelli in 1972 in Los Angeles.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mikel

John Obi Mikel is a soccer player for the Chelsea F.C., Plateau United F.C., Lyn Fotball, and Nigeria national football team. John was born on April 22nd, 1987 in Jos, Nigeria.

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Liz Mikel is an actor, singing, and actor/singer. Her career lasted from 1970 to 1970. Liz was given the name Elizabeth Juliene Lacy on November 7th, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1913 5 0 5
1915 7 0 7
1916 11 0 11
1917 7 0 7
1918 5 0 5
1920 8 0 8
1922 5 0 5
1923 9 0 9
1925 5 0 5
1926 6 0 6
1927 6 0 6
1929 7 0 7
1930 6 0 6
1933 6 0 6
1934 5 0 5
1936 19 8 11
1938 8 0 8
1939 19 5 14
1940 24 7 17
1941 24 7 17
1942 32 10 22
1943 40 5 35
1944 39 6 33
1945 39 0 39
1946 64 9 55
1947 76 6 70
1948 63 0 63
1949 84 6 78
1950 102 8 94
1951 116 0 116
1952 111 7 104
1953 199 9 190
1954 140 0 140
1955 154 0 154
1956 195 9 186
1957 194 0 194
1958 183 6 177
1959 155 7 148
1960 132 6 126
1961 135 0 135
1962 141 0 141
1963 129 17 112
1964 125 16 109
1965 103 0 103
1966 92 5 87
1967 118 13 105
1968 119 12 107
1969 142 22 120
1970 135 9 126
1971 141 15 126
1972 124 11 113
1973 117 11 106
1974 164 30 134
1975 156 24 132
1976 137 8 129
1977 154 21 133
1978 152 20 132
1979 158 25 133
1980 142 16 126
1981 137 11 126
1982 175 44 131
1983 170 29 141
1984 144 18 126
1985 171 14 157
1986 152 16 136
1987 161 25 136
1988 180 19 161
1989 224 26 198
1990 204 22 182
1991 209 23 186
1992 176 21 155
1993 213 24 189
1994 178 25 153
1995 168 19 149
1996 194 24 170
1997 186 27 159
1998 190 21 169
1999 202 15 187
2000 211 23 188
2001 201 21 180
2002 181 12 169
2003 181 15 166
2004 218 17 201
2005 192 12 180
2006 196 9 187
2007 193 9 184
2008 198 16 182
2009 175 9 166
2010 179 7 172
2011 165 7 158
2012 157 0 157
2013 161 6 155
2014 162 0 162
2015 153 5 148
2016 144 0 144
2017 138 0 138

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Popularity of Mikel as a first name

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Popularity of Mikel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mikel U.S.
  White 78.76% 64.26%
  African American 14.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mikel

People with the last name Mikel are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Mikel

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  • How Popular is the name Mikel? Mikel is the 2,299th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mikel was the 12,370th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mikel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,638 babies born with the first name Mikel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mikel to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mikel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mikel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mikel is Saturday, May 11th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Mikel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mikel was in 2004 with a total of 201 babies.
  • Random Mikel Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mikel is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Mikel: Your name in reverse order is Lekim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mliek. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mikel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,514 people with the last name Mikel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mikel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mikel as their last name since less than 1 person in 118k 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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