Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:24
Meaning:who resembles God?
Emperors, kings and saints have borne the name Michael over the centuries. From 1954 to 2008, Michael enjoyed a spectacular streak of popularity, mostly coming in first but sometimes sliding into second. It’s a superhero name in the Bible, belonging to the archangel Michael, the leader of heaven’s armies whose powerful protection is invoked in prayers for soldiers, police officers and firefighters. Occasionally, Michael has been pressed into service as a girls' name too.

Famous Michaels

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  • Michael
    Princess Marina and Prince George
  • George Michael
    Singer
  • Michael Biehn
    Actor
  • Michael Chang
    Tennis Player
  • Michael Crichton
    Novelist
  • Michael Douglas
    Actor
  • Michael Faraday
    Inventor
  • Michael Jackson
    Singer
  • Michael J. Fox
    Actor
  • Michael Jordan
    Basketball Player
  • Michael Kors
    Fashion Designer
  • Michael Moorer
    Boxer
  • Michael Palin
    Comedian
  • Michael Phelps
    Olympian
  • Michael Schumacher
    Racecar Driver
  • Michael Strahan
    Football Player

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Source: Social Security Administration

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