The name Michael

About the baby name Michael, at Click Baby Names.com

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If you like the name Michael, find out the meaning, origin, nicknames, variations and other information to help you decide if you want to use this first name for your baby.

Name meaning, variations & etymology

  • Means “a gift from God” or “like unto God”
  • Popular as both a given name and a last name (typically as Michaels)
  • Variations include Mitchell, Mikkel, Mike, Micheal, Mikey, Mickey
  • May also be abbreviated to Mick (as with singer Mick Jagger)
  • Famous for athletes Michael Jordan & Michael Phelps, actors Michael J Fox, Michael Cera and Michael Landon, singers Michael Jackson and Michael Buble

origin/Nationality

Hebrew

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baby Name length

7 letters (popular name length)

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numerology digit

6

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