Michael
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
MIE-kəl
Meaning
Which man is like God?
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Michael is ultimately derived from Hebrew and means "which man is like God?", which is a rhetorical question suggesting a negative answer. As a masculine given name Michael has been popular over centuries and in different spellings all over the world. Recent famous bearers include the basketball player Michael Jordan, as well as the American musician Michael Jackson.

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Famous Michaels

Michael J. Fox - actor
Michael Jackson - musician
Michael Jordan - basketball player
Michael Phelps - swimmer
Michael Douglas - actor
Michael Caine - actor
Michael Keaton - actor
Michael Landon - actor
Michael Clifford - musician

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