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Michael Name Meaning

In Hebrew the meaning of the name Michael is: Who is like God?


Given Name Michael

The name Michael is a baby boy name.

Gender: Masculine


Usage: English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek


Pronounce: MIE-kəl (English)


Meaning & History: From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament he is named as a protector of Israel. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies in the war against Satan, and is thus considered the patron saint of soldiers in Christianity.

Origin: Hebrew

Biblical Meaning: The name Michael is a Biblical baby name. In Biblical the meaning of the name Michael is: Poor; humble.

The name Michael is quite popular in the Bible. The most famous Michael is the archangel and angelic captain (Daniel 10:21) who battled satan over the body of  Moses (Jude 1:9, spelled in Greek Μιχαηλ) and expels satan from heaven (Revelation 12:9).

American Meaning: The name Michael is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Michael is: Poor; humble.