Michael Name Meaning & Origin

Michael

Pronunciation: MIY-kəl (key)

Origin of the name Michael:

Derived from the Hebrew mīkhā’ē‘l (Who is like God?). The name is borne in the Bible by one of the seven archangels. He is the one closest to God and is responsible for carrying out God's judgments. Var: Michaell, Michail.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Personal experiences with the name Michael: | Edit

My "adopted" brother, Michael Waldrop, married to my best friend Amanda Waldrop that has been like a sister to me over half my life. She is a great sister to me. They are an awesome couple together and great parents! Michael doesn't do it often that I hear, but when he sings, it's very good!! He can tattoo fantastically too.

Nicknames for Michael: | Edit

Mike, Mikey, Mick, Micky, Muck, El Chapo, Mikester,Mickée,Mikee, Mitt, Applehead

Meanings and history of the name Michael: | Edit

Michael is my husband's and my son's middle name( named for Michael the Archangel). They are both very devoted to, and protective of their families. My son is a captain in the Air Force as well.

Famous real-life people named Michael: | Edit

Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor
Michael Douglas, American actor
Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor
Michael Jones, New Zealand rugby union player and coach
Michael Clifford, guitarist and singer in the band 5 Seconds of Summer
Michael Jackson, Greatest entertainer of ALL TIME!!!!

Michael in song, story & screen: | Edit

Michael (1924 film), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Michael (1996 film), starring John Travolta as the archangel Michael
Michael (2011 Austrian film), a 2011 Austrian film
Michael (2011 Indian film), a 2011 Indian film
Michael (2015 film), an upcoming film
Michael (novel), an semi-autobiograpical novel by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels
Michael (album), a 2010 album by Michael Jackson
"Michael" (Franz Ferdinand song), released in the UK in 2004
"Michael (the Lover)", or "Michael", a 1960s soul song
"Michael Row the Boat Ashore", a traditional African-American spiritual and 1961 U.S. number-one song by The Highwaymen
"Michael" (poem), by William Wordsworth, published in 1800
"Michael" (Stargate Atlantis), an episode of Stargate Atlantis and the recurring character first seen in this episode
"Michael" (Glee), an episode of Glee that was a tribute to Michael Jackson
"Michael", a song by Rob Zombie from Hellbilly Deluxe 2
Michael Clayton, a 2007 film directed by Tony Gilroy
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