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Pronunciation

maɪkəl

Origin

English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch, Slavic

Meaning

Coming from Hebrew and meaning “who is like God?” this name has been used widely since the 12th century. A name with global appeal, it can be found in Holland, Germany and most of Scandinavia, as well as many Slavic countries. It has great versatility, in that it can be shortened to Mike, Mikey, Mick and the ever-so-cute Mickey!

Rank in the year 2015

Michael was ranked #15 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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