Mitchell

First Name
162k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
384k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mitchell

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States dancer who formed the first Black classical ballet company (born in 1934)
  2. United States labor leader; president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1898 to 1908 (1870-1919)
  3. United States writer noted for her novel about the South during the American Civil War (1900-1949)
  4. United States astronomer who studied sunspots and nebulae (1818-1889)
  5. United States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936)
  6. English aeronautical engineer (1895-1937)
Wiktionary

From a Middle English vernacular form of the Old French given name Michel (“Michael”), or in some cases from an Old English nickname muchel (“big”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred back from the surname.
  3. Any of a number of places in the English speaking world, named after persons with the surname:

Notable Persons Named Mitchell

Mitch Hedberg was an observational comedy, surreal humour, word play, non sequitur (literary device), one-line joke, and deadpan comedian. Mitch was given the name Mitchell Lee Hedberg on February 24th, 1968 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. He left this life on March 30th, 2005.

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Mitch Lucker was a deathcore singing and songwriter. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 2002 to 2012. Mitch was given the name Mitchell Adam Lucker on October 20th, 1984 in Riverside, California, United States. He breathed his last breath on November 1st, 2012.

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He has been prominent since 1982. Mitch was given the name Mitchell Craig Pileggi on April 5th, 1952 in Portland, Oregon, United States.

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Mitchell is also known as Drew Douglas Grant.

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Mitch Albom is a non-fiction and young-adult fiction novelist and sports journalism. Mitch was given the name Mitchell David Albom on May 23rd, 1958 in Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.

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Mitchell Marner is a hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. Mitchell was born on May 5th, 1997 in Markham, Ontario.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mitchell

Elizabeth Banks is an actress, producer, and director. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Elizabeth was given the name Elizabeth Irene Mitchell on February 10th, 1974 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Joni Mitchell is a folk music, rock music, jazz, and pop music musician. She plays Vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele, auto-harp, Appalachian dulcimer, Bass guitar, and Synthesizer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 2007. Joni was given the name Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7th, 1943 in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada. Joni is also known as Roberta Joan Mitchell and Joni Anderson.

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Elizabeth Mitchell is an actress and model. Elizabeth was born on March 27th, 1970 in Los Angeles.

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Shay Mitchell is an actor, model (people), entrepreneurship, author, actress, model, and entrepreneur. She has been prominent since 2009. Shay was given the name Shannon Ashley Mitchell on April 10th, 1987 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

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David Mitchell is an actor, comedian, writer, television presenter, and presenter. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. David was given the name David James Stuart Mitchell on July 14th, 1974 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Victoria Coren Mitchell is a journalist, television presenter, poker player, and writer. Victoria was given the name Victoria Elizabeth Coren by her parent Alan Coren on August 18th, 1972 in Hammersmith, west London.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 32 0 32
1881 20 0 20
1882 36 0 36
1883 30 0 30
1884 34 0 34
1885 29 0 29
1886 24 0 24
1887 28 0 28
1888 44 0 44
1889 21 0 21
1890 30 0 30
1891 29 0 29
1892 36 0 36
1893 38 0 38
1894 39 0 39
1895 31 0 31
1896 37 0 37
1897 39 0 39
1898 39 0 39
1899 28 0 28
1900 52 0 52
1901 31 0 31
1902 50 0 50
1903 36 0 36
1904 37 0 37
1905 47 0 47
1906 39 0 39
1907 43 0 43
1908 54 0 54
1909 72 0 72
1910 82 0 82
1911 79 0 79
1912 137 0 137
1913 201 5 196
1914 272 0 272
1915 336 8 328
1916 346 0 346
1917 380 0 380
1918 437 6 431
1919 368 7 361
1920 422 7 415
1921 425 0 425
1922 391 5 386
1923 377 5 372
1924 365 0 365
1925 346 0 346
1926 352 7 345
1927 304 7 297
1928 314 0 314
1929 259 0 259
1930 247 0 247
1931 279 5 274
1932 249 0 249
1933 213 5 208
1934 267 5 262
1935 282 5 277
1936 271 0 271
1937 249 0 249
1938 287 0 287
1939 296 0 296
1940 332 7 325
1941 355 0 355
1942 488 0 488
1943 513 0 513
1944 526 8 518
1945 517 0 517
1946 670 6 664
1947 797 8 789
1948 871 9 862
1949 1,091 0 1,091
1950 1,227 0 1,227
1951 1,449 7 1,442
1952 1,763 6 1,757
1953 1,897 9 1,888
1954 2,148 9 2,139
1955 2,276 8 2,268
1956 2,411 5 2,406
1957 3,029 10 3,019
1958 2,859 14 2,845
1959 2,977 10 2,967
1960 2,986 17 2,969
1961 3,207 11 3,196
1962 2,852 18 2,834
1963 2,724 13 2,711
1964 2,393 8 2,385
1965 1,898 12 1,886
1966 1,741 10 1,731
1967 1,712 16 1,696
1968 1,640 12 1,628
1969 1,667 13 1,654
1970 1,561 18 1,543
1971 1,360 18 1,342
1972 1,387 16 1,371
1973 1,234 15 1,219
1974 1,254 21 1,233
1975 1,193 13 1,180
1976 1,197 8 1,189
1977 1,289 17 1,272
1978 1,287 14 1,273
1979 1,387 19 1,368
1980 1,537 14 1,523
1981 1,994 28 1,966
1982 2,094 24 2,070
1983 1,901 23 1,878
1984 2,178 29 2,149
1985 2,477 27 2,450
1986 2,699 35 2,664
1987 2,893 23 2,870
1988 3,358 38 3,320 #95 boy name
1989 3,671 26 3,645 #93 boy name
1990 4,039 20 4,019 #93 boy name
1991 3,903 24 3,879 #96 boy name
1992 4,147 27 4,120 #91 boy name
1993 4,618 36 4,582 #81 boy name
1994 5,392 21 5,371 #71 boy name
1995 4,751 15 4,736 #79 boy name
1996 4,410 20 4,390 #88 boy name
1997 4,082 14 4,068 #96 boy name
1998 3,640 17 3,623
1999 3,229 13 3,216
2000 2,997 13 2,984
2001 2,588 21 2,567
2002 2,192 20 2,172
2003 1,899 9 1,890
2004 1,664 17 1,647
2005 1,461 15 1,446
2006 1,260 7 1,253
2007 1,117 11 1,106
2008 988 10 978
2009 866 11 855
2010 743 6 737
2011 676 9 667
2012 587 0 587
2013 615 0 615
2014 568 7 561
2015 477 5 472
2016 458 0 458

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Popularity of Mitchell as a first name

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Popularity of Mitchell as a last name

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Common last names for Mitchell

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Harris
  • Wright
  • Wilson
  • Lewis
  • Walker
  • Hall
  • Thompson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mitchell U.S.
  White 61.02% 64.26%
  African American 32.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.04% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mitchell

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

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Fun Facts about the name Mitchell

  • How Popular is the name Mitchell? Mitchell is the 436th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mitchell was the 48th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mitchell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 162,272 babies born with the first name Mitchell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mitchell to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mitchell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 32 new born babies.
  • When was Mitchell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mitchell is Tuesday, December 15th, 1812.
  • What year had the most people named Mitchell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mitchell was in 1994 with a total of 5,371 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mitchell!
  • Random Mitchell Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mitchell ranks 88th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 86 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Mitchell: Your name in reverse order is Llehctim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hliecmlt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mitchell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 384,486 people with the last name Mitchell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mitchell? Mitchell was ranked as the 48th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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