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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Micheal

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Micheal in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Micheal:

  • Records indicate that 151,918 boys in the United States have been named Micheal since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1957, when 4,834 people in the U.S. were given the name Micheal. Those people are now 63 years old.

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      18 Positive Comments

  • "My Middle name is Micheal and my Uncles name is Micheal. I was told that it was spelled wrong by my Very well educated parents. So here you go. It's not spelled wrong. gaelic boy names Micheal (me-hall) is an Irish form of Michael, whihc itself is Hebrew for "he who is like God"" Nov. 14, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a woman & my name is Micheal. It's pronounced Michelle. I've spent my whole life correcting people, saying "It's Michelle not Michael!" My dad says it's the Irish Gaelic spelling of Michelle. I've never met another Michelle spelled Micheal! But I have met Michaels spelled Micheal!! It gets very confusing but it's all good!! Makes life interesting!!" Jul. 6, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Micheal too. It's not Michael.It's MICHEAL." Mar. 22, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother spelt my name Micheal wrong on my birth certificate, but that's okay because I like it better that way anyway." Dec. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my son Micheal. Since I'm dyslexic I tend to spell phonitically, so I spelled it MichEAL. I've had so many arguments over the "correct" spelling, but once people here dyslexic they back off. He likes it. Makes him stand out from the 3 other Michael's in his class. They spell the same way, but my Micheal is different. He likes it so much he refuses to go by Mike or Mikey, it's Micheal. He's only 9. We will see how long it lasts." Feb. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate


  • "My name is MICHEAL and I love it. Many have attempted to correct me over the last 45 years but it's mine. They can't have it!" Sep. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My husband father's name is Michael. When he passed away I was pregnant with my son. When my son was born we decided that one of his middle names was going to be Michael after his grandfather but when I went to register him I wrote Micheal not realizing that I wrote the wrong thing until I went for his birth paper but I was glad that I did because everyone else spells it this way (Michael) his way is unique and different which I love. I left it like that and I do not regret it one bit. Thumbs up to all the people whose Michael is spelled Micheal including my baby boy. It is only recently I went on the internet to see if Michael could be spelled Micheal and found out that it could be which I am extremely thrilled about. MICHEAL is a beautiful way to spell Michael. I LOVE IT." Apr. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born and named Micheal every one says it sould be ae not ea but iam happy it is spelt" Nov. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my name is micheal and lots of peoples names are micheal when i see them they say hey that kid stoled my name and i get a little mad but its cool.i met this lady and she was like i michal i said its micheal and she said oh hi michal but its cool. i had a teacher and her name was mrs. james and she said pronounced my nam wrong but its cool. thats my story of what a life bye guys haha." May. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Uncle's name is Micheal Dean Edberg. My brother was name for him,and my youngest uncle, David,. My brother had a teacher who at first, swore he had misspelled it, then insisted it was pronounced Michelle! The name is Irish in origin, and being of Scotch Irish descent, it is quiet fitting. I love the fact that these two dear men spell their name this way! It makes me proud that they do.I have decided She must not have been very bright. The year before, she took issue with me. My given name is Kathy. I was held in detention because I refused to write Katherine on my papers. She informed my mother I was required to put my "Christian name on all school work. She was very perturbed to find out from Mom, that my Christian name was indeed Kathy!" Sep. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "im a girl, and my name's MYKAL. pronounced michael. i love it." Aug. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is spelt Mıcheıl - people allways (when reading it out) say Michael (Mike-Hall) and its annoying - i only know 1 person with the same name" Apr. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's unique and if you have this name you won't be like all the rest of the Michaels in this world." Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People pronounce and spell it wrong all the time for example they spell it "Meehawl" or "Mehall" and they prenounce it Michael. it is really annoying. i have only met one person with the same name" Feb. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "...well my name is spelt Mykal...I think it's pretty unique" Jan. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well I spell it michael, but I always used to spell it Micheal, until I found out that that's not how it is spelt. I think it looks nicer Michael anyway." Aug. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Micheal is gaelic. If your name is Michael, then your name isn't Micheal. Got it? Stop complaining and go look up the entry on Michael instead. :)" Aug. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Micheal??? I thought: well, the parents came from india and there was a mistake by writing the name in the hospital... But now I got another message signed by an texan. Can this be right? Micheal?? - I think his parents made the same mistake writing the birth certificate wrong..." Jan. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I prefer to go by Mike. Although, most people resist wanting to shorten my name. I will say "Hi, my name is Mike". They will respond with, "Nice to meet you, Michael."" Jul. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      14 Neutral Comments

  • "I spelled my son's name Micheal and everyone gives me grief! Why did You name him Michelle?! I love the way I spelled HIS name MICHEAL, MICHEAL,MICHEAL!!! My son is 22 now and because everyone has made fun of his name now he gives me Grief! Can't win!" Jul. 18, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons middle name is MichEAL and I spelt it this way because it is different no one can say that it is Misspelled wrong because there are so many different ways that you can spell Michael and if you look if up the way i spelled my sons name michEAL is also listed on the different ways to spell Michael" May. 22, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I tought it must be micheal, because is written in the bible" Nov. 9, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well I am a woman, and my name is Micheal(Michelle)! My dads name was Michael, he wanted a boy, but got he just changed the spelling of his name and called me Michelle! Then 18 months later my brother arrived! And guess what, his name is Michael! Made for a confusing time in school! Still gives me trouble today (I'm 32), but I love it now!!" Nov. 27, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Micheal is my middle name and the one I was summoned by. Typically I'm greeted as Mike. Don't know if it was an accident or a mid-western spelling. I do have a first name but it was never used either out of grief or respect for the Uncle killed during WW II with whom I share the same first name." Mar. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother named me Micheal. She was an Italian born immigrant. The teachers in school told me I was spelling it wrong and 'corrected' me. My mom didn't want to go against the tide, the name of the game was assimilation in the early 60's." Jan. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I gave my son the middle name Micheal and have been corrected (I was told I misspelled the name) as well as he has. Just recently he was told he misspelled his own name on his passport. This has only come up a few times in his life because you don't use your middle that often. But everyone is sure that we are misspelling it." Dec. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "you are micheal jackson...haha...luv ya micheal" Sep. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I forgot to mention in my earlier post, Micheal, spelled this way is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Micheal is one of the seven Arch Angels who protect Yahweh. The name means: Who is God." Sep. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name's micheal.. my mom chose to spell it this way, i have no idea why haha, it's ok but it just get's annoying when people would spell it michael and i'm like nooo, it's micheal but yeah, i like it" Jul. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its pronounced as Michael is in the USA It is spelled tis way as a Gaelic name for sure and its closer to the french Michel call it an Anglicized Michel I like the uniques spelling and thast the way my mom told me to spell it\. Perhaps to our french ancestry and not wantig it t be confused with michelle the girls name amongst the ignorant in the USA" May. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. It was spelt without the h, as in old Irish, a dot or bulcha over the c was used to invoke the ch sound, also a fada was usually present over the a. The correct modern spelling is Mıcheıl. The fada's over both the i and the e makes these vowels long giving the Me-ha-al or Me-hall sound. Hope that helped." Jan. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I born John Micheal in 1947. I was born on grandfather's (John) birthday and my family called me Micky. I thought my name was Michael John until I switched schools in 8th grade and my teacher told me it was John Michael. I jioned the US Airforce on April 10, 1966 and signed all my induction papers John Michael. At the end of the day the USAF officials showed me that the name on my birth certificate said John Micheal and I had to go back and change all the ae's to ea's. After my first military reprimand for not knowing what my name is,I still didn't know. Until a couple weeks ago I thought I had misspelled Michael on my induction papers and have always spelled my name as Michael since April of 1966. About two weeks ago(April 2006) I was looking at some of my old papers and I came accross my birth certificate. My name is spelled John Micheal. I never knew there is two spelings of the name michael. Thank you, John Micheal Dearth" Apr. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is michael and people often spell it micheal and thats not how u spell my name its spelled michael" Jun. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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