Michael

Michael - A very unique female name



  Nov 15,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Michael, meaning who is like God?, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1919 on position #1917. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Michael and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Michael? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Michael. The baby girl name Michael was given to 5 baby girls in 2009, ranking #5701 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 298,372 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Michael peaked in popularity 43 years ago in 1975 on position 372.



Famous with this name

Michael Fassbender
Michael Gambon
Michael Schönborn


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Michael is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Michael is currently topping the baby name charts in Georgia at position #1,727 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #1,727.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Michael is where you live.


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Michael origin and meaning

Michael is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means who is like God?. To see famous people named Michael, pop culture references for the name Michael and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Michael

We've found the following names that sound similar to Michael, sorted by popularity.

Michelle / Michele / Makayla / Mikayla / Michaela / Mikaela / Mckayla / Micaela / Michell / Mozelle /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20095701
20084119
20074614
20062665
20054025
20041300
20031979
20021955
20012229
20001704
19991437
19981377
19971337
19961251
19951157
19941070
1993939
1992810
1991834
1990771
1989605
1988479
1987416
1986390
1985417
1984421
1983382
1982407
1981436
1980412
1979386
1978382
1977379
1976390
1975372
1974388
1973434
1972429
1971445
1970463
1969449
1968436
1967496
1966513
1965514
1964572
1963503
1962521
1961566
1960545
1959588
1958574
1957644
1956631
1955581
1954688
1953612
1952680
1951725
1950684
1949621
1948664
1947700
1946639
1945647
1944580
1943576
1942680
1941837
1940817
1939823
1938892
19371096
19361223
19341728
19311437
19301321
19291229
19281279
19271614
19261612
19251295
19241791
19231478
19221272
19211555
19201964
19191917

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Georgia1727

Even more about Michael


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Michael a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Michael?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1975
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Michael
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 298,372
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1919
2009 births +5

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