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Michael

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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Like God

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A few facts about the boy's name Michael:

  • Records indicate that 4,272,976 boys in the United States have been named Michael since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1957, when 92,677 people in the U.S. were given the name Michael. Those people are now 59 years old.

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    Comments about the name Michael

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      82 Positive Comments

  • "My 7 year old brothers name is Michael and it's a common name but i really like it! his nick names "Mi" (My) It's so cute! i like the name :)" Nov. 7, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby grandson has just been named Michael the third generation to have the name" Jul. 3, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Michael also & I am happy to be called either Mike or Michael. The name has almost a musical sound to it & I have felt this way ever since I was a kid back in B'klyn, N.Y. In PS 130 in the 6th grade we had 5 Michael's in the class & it was comical having the teacher, Ms. Saperstein, try to remember all the Michael's last names. But anyway - I enjoy my name as much now as I did when I was a kid. Thank's Mom!" Nov. 30, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, and someday want to name my first-born son it. :)" Jul. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael (Hebrew: Mikhail) means "one who is like the Creator" and specifically refers to the Archangel Mikhail. The Archangel Mikhail was the first creation. The name is not only a good name, it is an awesome responsibility. That it is a commonly given name does not at all mean that it's a "common" name. In fact, it's quite special! Wear it well." Mar. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My bropther is called Michael and he can spell properly." Feb. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name Is michael, and im a girl. (: im from california , and i have never met a nother girl name michael. It does not stand for Michelle like in french . it is just michael. but everyone calls me mikey because it is just easier. My mothers name is Michelle. and her brothers name was michael. so she thought she would name me michael in memeory of him (:" Nov. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Michael because my darling is called Michael. Been together for 5 years I'm only 16 :D" Nov. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Mike, I love it, I think I am better then most people because of my name!" Sep. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its been a good name...cant complain. Too many others share it though...that kinda sux. Try having a name like Michael Benz you think is very uncommon...only to find out later in life through facebook there is friggin 15 or so us of with the exact same first and last name...now THAT my friends, suxors the big one one one!" Sep. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Michael, and if I'll ever get a son, that's what I'll name him. My biggest inspiration in life is Michael Jackson, a man of love and peace. I would easily name my son Michael without a doubt." Jun. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like this name! i know 16 Michael's ranging from 8 to 58. it such a common name but i don't think it will ever be to overused.most i know go by mike or just michael,none go by mikey." May. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Michael. I love my name. There is a very common misconception about what it means though. It means "who is like God?". But it is posed as a question not a statement. Michael does not mean god like or like god. It is more a statement of noone is like God. Think about the fear(loving reverence) that the arch angel michael has for the lord and how proud he is of his name saying to his master "none are like you" and how his name is a personification of the awe and majesty of god. That is why I like my name. And as far as Mike, Mikey or Michael it all depends on who is using it and our relationship." May. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael Jackson, Michael Jordon. Powerful name indeed. (:" Nov. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael is just a name ...............its hard if god has to come second !!!" Sep. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just have one thing to say,you get dates because your my name because every Michael is very Cool,,,,work all my life I am fifty four" Sep. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Michael and im not as old as any of you but at first I thought it was a unique name in maybe around Kindergarten through 4th grade then it started to get a bit dull but i was never called "Michael" ALways called Mickey which i liked to spell Micky because personaly i hate "e". I Now live my life being called Micky everywhere even at home, no one knows me as "Michael". Theres just one other person in my class named Michael and everyone knows him as "Mike" hes my friend but does stupid things to act funny so i hate teachers calling me "Mike" because they know him from getting into a lot of trouble." Sep. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "IT isn't my first name, it's my middle, but I've gone by it since I was a baby. All my friends say it suits me better than my first name John." Jun. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Perhaps the only thing wrong with the name is its shortening to 'Mick'. Though it has served as my 'name' for a lot of years, it will never be a true substitute for all that is 'Michael'. :)" May. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • ""I would never name my child Michael. Its waaaayyyy too common. Be unique!" If you think a name makes him or you unique you are waaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy idle." May. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriends name is michael he is so cute.his name totally fits him." Apr. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm named Michael. First in the family. Love the name growing up and still do. It's a very versatile name. Michael is regal and formal. Mike is friendly and casual. Mikey is cute and playful. Everyone should have a friend named Michael, Mike or Mikey." Apr. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Michael and it's the best male name on Earth. HAHA. I agree with many other remarks. It is a very powerful and regal sounding name. The actual meaning of it is great. I love the sound of it. I take pride in the name. I'm grateful for having the name Michael." Jan. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Son is called Michael he is named after my father in law, to start with I was not kean on it but now I love it and it really suits him. Its a great name for a cute little boy or a very hansome man and what better meaning can a name have than "Who is like God", and as somebody else pointed out it's the name of an Archangel." Jan. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is michael and i would never change it if someone offered me a million dollars!!!" Jan. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Michael, and I wouldn't change it for the world. I'm 18, and about to enter college. It is a very strong name, and girls love it. It sounds professional, and with a good strong name, you sound more intelligent right from the beginning. There are no baised first impressions unliike other names..."Well if that's what his parent's named him.. let's hope this apple did fall far from the tree"... I take pride in introducing myself as Michael." Jan. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hmm, my Dad's name is Michael, and we call him Mike. I named my son after him but as a middle name, because it's very common. In High School I knew like 20 Mikes or Michaels. At work I know 7 Michaels. There a lot of famous Michaels and Mikes: Jordan, Tyson, Phelps, Singletary, Ditka, Jackson, etc. You get the point. It's almost as common as John. Overall, it is a nice name, that's why I named my son Michael, as a middle name, lol." Dec. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Michael! Who's this Jacob joker that's taken my place. I find it awfully conspiratorial that "he who supplants" has taken the #1 rank of "who is like God." What happened? What happened in the 20s and 30s for name Michael to rapidly rise from 52nd place to 35th; then to 9th and 2nd in the 40s and 50s; and finally to achieve and hold 1st place from the 60s and 70s until about the end of the millennium (1998); only to lose 1st place to our rival Jacob in 1999. Curiously, Jacob jumped from 346th place to 79th from the 60s and 70s, in same decades that Michael had claimed 1st. Jacob's rapid rise in the 90s eventually supplanted Michael from the throne. It's a conspiracy! Michael will return and reclaim his rightful place! There can be only one... uh, number one." Dec. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this is the most beautiful name in the whole wide world...Michael. It is also manly...and Mike is a great nickname. When I think of a Michael I think of an attractive, intelligent man." Dec. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is michael and im pretty sure all michaels are straight up badass and the name it just rolls off the tongue." Nov. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "In the past year I have dated 3 guys with the name Michael. One went by Mike, another one Mikey, and the last just Michael. I love the name. It means gift from God and my bf certainly fits that. If I were to marry Michael, Michael Jr. is a name I wouldn't mind naming my son" Oct. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "In the past year I have dated 3 guys with the name Michael. One went by Mike, another one Mikey, and the last just Michael. I love the name. It means gift from God and my bf certainly fits that. If I were to marry Michael, Michael Jr. is a name I wouldn't mind" Oct. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i 'm going to name my son Aichael ..sound like michael but it's different . i just wanted a name to begain with A. I like michel too but it's way too common! and also that I'm from italy and the name will automatically pronunced michele and i hate that name !!" Aug. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name, and its mine, I wouldent trade it for the world. My closest friends call me me Mike, but any formal papers or anything that turely matters I will forever be Michael." Aug. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My fathers name was Michael and he passed away from Colon Cancer, when I have a daughter I wanted to call her Micah after him but my husband does not like Micah for a girl. What other names originating from Michael could you call a girl? Love the name Michael...." Aug. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i dont know many michaels. B ut the ones i do know are generally quiet and very intelligent, knowingly blessed with gods name." Jul. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i dont know many michaels. B ut the ones i do know are generally quiet and very intelligent, knowenly blessed with gods name." Jul. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is michael. its a very regal sounding name. king of kings, and he who is like god. i like it, and i would never change my name, it has history. riches, intelligence, glory, and belong to michaels over the ages..." Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is a awsome nice name that everybody likes if you dont like it you dont know enything and your wierd" Jun. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Michael and I love it. Once you get older and realize you are named after an Archangel it gets much better 8)" Jun. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael means who is like the Lord. it is a good name. am proud of my name. thanks be to God, my dady and mum for giving me such a name." Jun. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Solid name, easy to pronounce; and, even if there Are a number of Michael's in the world, every Michael Is different. It is a Spiritual name...what more could one want then a name to aspire to?" Apr. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "a spiritual name. people who know script say my name with respect. my father was going to name me patrick because of the irish background of my mother but because i am a blincoe( scottish origon) he decided on michael." Mar. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "a spiritual name. people who know script say my name with respect. my father was going to name me patrick because of the irish background of my mother but becaus i am a blincoe he decided on michael." Mar. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael is the name of the love of my life...I met him 18 years ago at my first Sigma Chi Fraternity party, I was a Chi Omega Pledge. Michael is now my darling husband..." Nov. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's one of the most pleasant sounding names I know of. It certainly creates difficulties though. If you're a Michael, you'll hear your name called out all the time, turn your head, and realize, oh, it's another Michael. Also, going to school was awkward, with an average of 3 of us in each class through the 80's and 90's." Jul. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Michael, it's far too popular, but for good reason." Jul. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My opinion? Michael is such a common name, I mean, Everyone knows a Mike. Except me. I haven't knew a Mike or Michael since school. Michael is just the type of name you'd expect a good kinda guy to have. Someone you want around in emergencies. Anyway, I had no luck finding a friend called Mike. So I changed my name legally to Michael." Jun. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Michael because I always wanted a Mikey, but for some reason I cant stand the name Mike which is inevitably what he will be called when he is older haha. Hopefully people will still call him Michael or Mick. He looks just like Mick Jagger as a child too how funny is that!" May. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Michael and I love it. My Mom chose the right name for him." Apr. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "michael is my brothers name and i no he loves it so he would never change it and i no that it is clinically impossible too so yeah!" Apr. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "More of my friends and acquaintances are named Michael than anything else. I like the name very much. It's a beautiful, friendly, solid name. So is the shortened form, Mike." Mar. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "In a book of names I have "Michael" means "like christ". My grandfathers name is that. It's a coincidence because my grandfather was born in a barn. ^_^" Mar. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Michael, and do not like to be called Mike. Mikes are all over the place, but Michaels are less common." Feb. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "michael is a very cute name and it sounds really cute ....my brothers name is michael" Jan. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "loved the name so much I named my youngest Michael." Nov. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I've meet so many people with this name but you will be surprised how many people spell it wrong insted of Michael they spell it Micheal which is son irritating." Nov. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "With the meaning, "God-like" few people with the name 'Michael' actually suit it. I know of at least one, however." Nov. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Michael!And I looooooove it. I feel bad for you guys that aren't named Michael." Oct. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "mY WHOLE FAMILY IS mICHAEL! My dad is Michael,my brother is anrew michael, my other is brent michael, my sister is michaella and im michelle!" Sep. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "awesome name, if it's good enough for an arcangel it's good for any man" Sep. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called Michael. People always call me Michael Jordan or Jackson. Cool name and it is a good name....like god? I just knew it after I browse this web!" Sep. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Such a strong masculine name.....promotes a great image! Has a pretty sound to it too...I love it!" Jul. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "its my name and i love my name but my nick names are better" Jun. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always spell it like Micheal, but i don't care. And some of my friends call me mike, one kid even calls me mikey. But i just have to say that Michael is an awesome name. No matter how you spell it." May. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael actually means, "one like God" in Hebrew. Yeah...Michael's are pretty much Gods...Yeah!" Apr. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "a name any boy or amn would be proud to have, common, or not." Apr. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "wow, you all really need to get a life - commenting on names." Apr. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the best name in the world. Al the gretas are named Michael including Myself." Apr. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everyone spells it wrong. It's either Michel, Micheal or even Michal." Mar. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "lora is a better name, but mike works....why do you people write on this website...get a job" Feb. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a great name but sadly, too overused. And hey...what's wrong with Mike Jackson. I dated a man with that name...there are other Michael Jackson's out there, not just the singer." Jan. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wonderful name it is a shared name in my family. Dad brother cousins all share a great name. and Mikey is perfect for a lil boy" Jan. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I believe the name michael is a awsome name. My brothers mane is Michael and it truly fits him. When i have my first son i wnat to name him after my brother because we've been through so much togeather so why not. Love you Bro" Jan. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name....this was my brother's name and he was nicknamed mikey" Jan. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael is a beautiful name, not only because of the way it sounds, but because of its biblical meaningưWho is like God. Michael is the Spirit of God who came in Jesus and also the Spirit that has come again in human flesh, bringing deliverance to whoever will receive Him." Dec. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Michael. We call him Mike for short. I didn't know the meaning of it until now and he is like a god to me so the meaning fits him well!" Nov. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son this name because it was a storng name. I loved what it meant because when I researched it I found that it meant sent from god or like god. I thought that very appropriate for what I was feeling when I was pregnant and how I feel even now. He is my own little angel. The only problem I have with it is that people will try to shorten it to Mike or Mikey and I will not allow this. He was named Michael so that I could share my joy in the gift I was given and I will not allow any one to take that feeling of happiness in his name away from either of us." Nov. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael is wonderful. Mike, Mick, Mickey and Mikey are NOT! How does Mike Jackson sound? Or Mike Jordan? Michael Mouse ! Remember Mike Brady ??" Nov. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of very few names suitable for a little boy as well as a grown man." Aug. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name here in Ireland. Kinda traditional now. My son is Michael after his great-great gradfather." Aug. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! It's so popular because it's such a great, strong, masculine name." May. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      19 Negative Comments

  • "The name Michael is a good name. However, everyone and their uncle is named Michael so the parents look really dumb for not thinking of anything else. Of the hundred people in my nucleus of persons, about 15 are named Michael. This has frustrated me to the point of anger. There are hundreds of other names. Come on America, at least pronounce it different." Jun. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "In my life time I had contact with a lot of Michael or Mikes and as I see it today most of them are Looser and weak. I try to stay away from them. I am 85 years old and I hope the next Generation will pick a better Name." Aug. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Try creativity instead of this name. My husband's family is overstocked of Michaels. His dad is a Michael, and so is his Uncle (his dad's sister's husband), and their son is also Michael. And now the youngest Michael is about to father another Michael due in August. My husband's middle name is Michael as well, which I'm greatful it's not his first name, because I had just gotten through dating two horrible Mikes that year, and had sworn them off. (I turned down one Mike during that time because of this.) THERE ARE TOO MANY MICHAELS" Apr. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Michael and I do not like. It sounds very nice and would be a good name if it weren't for the fact that it is so common. I grew up constantly looking over my shoulder at stores and public areas because everywhere you went there was bound to be a parent yelling, "Michael, where are you? Michael, come here. Michael, don't do that." The fact that it is so common, and that you are bound to be in a class or at a job with other of your name, the name itself becomes a non-name. Every Michael I know is known by a nick-name so that he can be distinguished from other Michaels. I myself am almost never called by my name, but by my last name. The fact that I have lived my life with such a common name has led to a dislike of all common names (John, Tom, James, etc). One day when I have kids naming them is going to be a huge chore. Later" Feb. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Having a special attachment to the name Michael is like having a special bond with Walmart. Michael is as common and ubiquitous as WALMART. It's so common that you might as well name your child, "kid." Don't do this to your child. After being Michael for 30 years, I legally changed my name." Feb. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have had to live with a COMMON first name and COMMON last name. Don't do this to your kids!" Jan. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "well michael has proven to be a horrible name. i despise all of the people named michael as they are most often 39 years old balding and have a beer gut the size of a small whale" Oct. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Michael. And I always say it is really a rude thing to yell out in a crowd is Mike. Because everyone and their brother looks..." Oct. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great! I had the same name as almost everyone else when I was little. oh well, better luck next time I guess..." Mar. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my brothers name and a person in my computer calsses name the are both anoying and they both have A.D.D.....i would never name one of my kids michael i mean it is a name that will probly live forever...lol" Oct. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know like 325984583 Michaels! it is so hard I mean its like "re,eber when Michael-" ....."WAITTTT! which one?!?! and then you have to thnk uhm well is it Michael A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y or Z? which is really annoying so sorry to all those Michaels out there but like I think it is waaaaaaaaay overused." May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Michael and i do not like it it's horrible and so is my last name so i might change my name" Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "used to be that every time someone said it (which is quite often) I'd turn to look ... now I respond to "hey you" more than to my own name." Jan. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "the name is cool and all but there are too many people with michael i can't even keep count, my dad's name is michael for Gods sake." Dec. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "People still name their children Michael, I figured that the name would have died down some and people would start to name the boy Caleb or Kai. The name Michael makes me think of a redneck." Dec. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "People still name their children Michael, I would have thought that it would have died down by now. I love popular names but the name Mike reminds me of a hick." Nov. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "michael #1, michael #2...pretty soon it will be kai #1, Kai #2 because VERY FEW people name their kids a unique name! Scaredy cats!" Aug. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "WoW! This name is way too common. In my school there is so many Micheal's they had to be adressed by their last names!!" Jul. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name but it is soooo common! My husband's name is Mike and we know at least 15 other Mikes. Too unoriginal!" Jul. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      43 Neutral Comments

  • "my names michael and i hate cuz there are way too many people with it i want to change my name to something dif" Jan. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband is named and Michael and my son is also although we call him Mikey. I love the name.... I think Michael is a strong- sound name, and I love both of my Michael's!" Nov. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Like many good things, it has been used far too much. I feel like there is no individuality, like it's a pop name. How can you be unique? Since my heritage is French, I've adopted the form Michel(me-Shell) as a preferred alternative. It's a beautiful, unique name." Aug. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael is actually a Hebrew saying, "Who is like God?" or "Who is as God?". It is a question, not a statement. :)" Aug. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a good name that has been greatly overused for years. Now it's just too common. It's my name but I reverted back to my French ancestory and refer to myself as Michel. It makes me feel like a unique person for once." Jul. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Michael, and yes, I feel like it's way too common despite being a good name. I'd prefer an alternate spelling or pronounciation as used elsewhere, maybe Michal or Michele." Jun. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it when a woman calls me Michael. its a trun on for me. im not too big on the nick name Mike. it just seems more personal, more intimate" Jan. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm married to a Michael and that's what I call him. It is a solid boring name. But still, I love it. There is something about the name that is perfect." Dec. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "ugh it's so common and sounds like a jerk's name. it's okay though it could be worse. it's my name." Apr. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It says "Michael" on my birth certificate, but at sixteen years old I changed it to "Mykl" in a fit of pretentiousness. Trying too hard to be unique I guess. It definitely stuck however... I'm 31 now and just about everyone knows me as Myk, which I quite like. It's a lot of fun to sign my name as "Myk". My mum is probably the only person left who still thinks of me as "Michael"" Mar. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I would never name my child Michael. Its waaaayyyy too common. Be unique!" Feb. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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  • "HEYHEYHEY!!MICHAEL IS DANIELS COUSIN!! LOL CUTE NAME FOR A CUTE BOY" Jan. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well Jacob means "Conqueror" so that may explain the rise in Jacob's and if Jacob truely is a "Conqueror" than maybe Michael will not regain it's former glory! ;) PS. Michael *points at self*" Jan. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I my bf's name is Michael. A lot of people call him Mikey. I think its ok for the kids to call him uncle Mikey, but with adults, it seems also demeaning, like you never grow up. He also gets upset when he introduces himself as Michael and strangers feel that it is ok to call him Mike. He feels that it rude. I have always called him Michael." Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Michael.....I just love calling it.....when i am married nd start a family I am gonna name my son Michael.....I don't care how common it is...i like the name" Jun. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My new baby is Michael and its the most beautiful name to me. Absolutely love it" May. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "when people ask me if I go by Mike or Michael I usually opt for the less formal. It's been my experence that my friends and coworkers even after learning my preferance still choose to call me Michael. I know lots of Mikes or Michaels and once in a while 2 or 3 heads turn when called so what! It's a spiritual name and my parents gave it to me, Thanks Mom and Dad!" May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael means 'like God'. Michael is the name of the archangel, who is a warrior of God. Michael remains one of the most popular names in the world, and with good reason." Apr. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "People with this name feel insignificant and bland. It's a beautiful sounding name, but WAY too common. My boyfriend, Michael wants to legally change his name because he says that "being named Michael is almost like not having a name at all since so many people have it." It's like being named "boy" he says. Everywhere he goes there is a Michael. I feel so bad for him sometimes." Feb. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i know like 50 Michaels and theyre all so different the name has lost its individuality...if not for that it would be perfect! :)" Jan. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name Michael, because it isn't spelled "Micheal". Michael." Sep. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "THIS NAME IS WAY TOO COMMON AND THERE ARE NAMES WAYYYYYYYYYY BETTER THAN THIS ONE." Jul. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Michael. I get comments all the time about it being spelled wrong. It really drives me crazy. Appearantly it seems that more of them were spelled this way that the more traditional "micheal" way time frame he was born. Interesting." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is michael and i am amazing the really works for me. last year i almost changed it to bleeagragrgfv (pronounced as if you were throwing up) but i decided against it because i am so amazing." Jun. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have 4 employees in our Chicago branch office. They are ALL named Michael! Make's it very confusing." Apr. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "people always call me michelle just the way i spell my name is Micheal" Mar. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always know if the person speaking to me is a real friend or just some acquaitance by whether I am called Michael or Mike. No close friend ever calls me Mike." Mar. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yeah, people always mispell my name, Micheal, *sigh* why do they do that, i also prefer Michael to Mike or Mikey, and ill also hate LIFE Cereal fo rthe rest of my life" Mar. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael is my name and it's done mee pretty well for many years. I would definitely recommend it..." Jan. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Michael because it is a good, strong name. It is also the name of the archangel Michael, who is closest to God and wages war against Satan. What better "Super Hero" could a boy be named after??" Jan. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Life cereal advert on telly, USA, late 60s-early 70s. "Give it to Mikey! He hates everything. Hey! He likes it!" I could kill the Madison Avenue suit who thought up that campaign. Or anyone who thinks it's cute to address a Michael by "Mikey" based on said advert." Nov. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I meet several others with the name Michael and people commonly spell it wrong." Sep. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, many people spell it wrong. Most people spell it Michel or Mikel or Michal." Sep. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'd tell you my true feelings on the name, but there are too many of you (wink)" Aug. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband name is Michael but we call him Mike Mike for short." Mar. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Called after the archangel who protects God...Enough said!" Mar. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Michael. And it is sooo presumptious and familiar of total strangers to refer to you as "Mike"; Especially when they know your given name is Michael. When I introduce myself as Michael, and then people ask, "May I call you Mike"? I typically reply, "Not if you expect me to answer!" That is the only drawback with this name..It assumes familiarty and informality.. Not surprising in the American culture, given the fact that we "bastardize" and informalize most things here anyway!" Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't know what it is but i always seem to be falling for and developing crushes on guys named Micheal!! I don't get it. Right now i have a huge crush on a boy ay my uni i barely know. Just guess what his name is!" Feb. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Michael is a beautiful name, not only because of the way it sounds, but because of its biblical meaningưWho is like God. Michael is the Spirit of God who came in Jesus and also the Spirit that has come again in human flesh, bringing deliverance to whoever will receive Him." Dec. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often spell "Michael" wrong. They have all of the right letters, but in the wrong place, they spell it "Micheal" with the "e" in front of the "a". I, Michael have hated this name. People at my school think I'm evil so I think "Michael" should mean the devil." Dec. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My dad`s name is michael so it is a really weird name jkjkjkjkjkjkjk" Nov. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "u be dissing my name foo. michael is the best name ever. if u be dissing, go grow up and name ur child michael cause it rocks out loud! hoo rah" Nov. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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