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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Mike, Mika, Mikey, Mick, Micky, Muck, El Chapo, Mikester, Mickée, Mikee, Mitt, Mickey Mickey-poo
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Meanings and history of the name Michael
Famous real-life people named Michael

Michael Clifford, guitarist and singer in the band 5 Seconds of Summer

Michael James "Mikey" Way- bassist for American rock band My Chemical Romance from 2001-2013

Michael "Vampire" Orlando- singer for post hardcore/screamo band Vampires Everywhere! And rock band Dead Girls Academy.

Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor
Michael Caine, British actor
Michael Douglas, American actor
Michael Biehn, American actor
Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor
Michael Jones, New Zealand rugby union player and coach
Michael Jackson, American R&B/pop singer
Michael W. Smith, American contemporary Christian musician
Michael Fassbender, irish-German actor
Michael Shinoda (Mike Shinoda) of Linkin Park
Michael Jordan, considerd to be the best basketball player ever lived
Michael Phelps, many time Olympic champion swimmer and medalist
Michael Murphy, Medal of Honor and Silver Star recipient in 2005 for his unwavering heroism in 2005. First in years. He was a US Navy SEAL. He put himself in danger while attempting to call for help for his teammates during Operation Redwing.
Michael Monsoor, US Navy SEAL, awarded the medal of honor for his heroism in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Silver and Bronze star recipient. Monsoor was protecting other SEALs, two of whom were 15 feet away from him. Monsoor's position made him the only SEAL on the rooftop with quick access to an escape route.[ A grenade was thrown onto the rooftop by an insurgent on the street below. The grenade hit Monsoor in the chest and fell onto the floor. Immediately, Monsoor yelled "Grenade!" and jumped onto the grenade, covering it with his body.

Michael in song, story & screen

Michael "Mike" Wheeler, character in Stranger Things
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
Fiction
Michael Twoyoungmen, the alter ego of Shaman, a character from Marvel Comics
Michael Myers, main antagonist in all Halloween films (except Halloween III: Season of the Witch) including Rob Zombie's Halloween films
Michael Marshal Breakfast Gusford (Mr. Gus), a character from Uncle Grandpa
Michael Mell, player 1 in the musical Be More Chill
Michael King, pseudonym used early in the career of real life
Brooklyn Born Political Leader Rabbi Meir Kahane (1932-90)

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