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About the Name Michael

The meaning of Michael is "Who is like God?." This eMedTV segment explains other information related to Michael, including its origin. From the Bible, the name first appears at Numbers 13 verse 13, where Sethur the son of Michael is one of twelve spies sent into the Land of Canaan. The Archangel Michael, referred to later in the Bible (Daniel 12 verse 1), is considered a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. September 29th is the feast day for Michael. Byzatine, Russian, and Romanian rulers have had the name Michael as well as kings of Poland and Portugal. Prince Michael of Kent, the grandson of King George V and Queen Mary, is a member of British royalty.

Michael is also a girl name. Click here for information on the girl name Michael.

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Meanings and Variations

Michael is from Hebrew meaning Who is like God?.
See Also: Mischa, and Miguel
Michael is associated with these categories: British Royalty, Biblical, Popular, and Old Fashioned
Famous stagenames related to Michael
Michael Douglas was born Michael Delaney Dowd, Jr..
Michael Keaton was born Michael Douglas.
Famous Children Named Michael
Given name: Michael LeMoyne
Father: Robert Kennedy, Politician
Mother: Ethel Skakel
Given name: Michael Joseph
Father: Mark Consuelos, Actor
Mother: Kelly Ripa, TV Personality

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