|Birth Place||Duisburg, Germany, Germany|
|Pronunciation||/ˈmaɪkəl/ German: [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl]|
|Word/name||Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל (Mikha'el)|
|Meaning||"Who is like God?"|
|Nickname(s)||Mic, Micha, Mick, Mickey, Micki, Mickie, Mike, Mikey, Miki, Mikki, Miko, Mitch, Mitt|
|Related names||Machiel, Michaela, Michal, Michał, Mícheál, Michel, Michele, Michelle, Michiel, Miguel, Mihael, Mihai, Mihailo, Mihajlo, Mihalis, Mihály, Mihkel, Mihovil, Miika, Mikael, Mikel, Mikhail or Mihail (Михаил), Mikkel, Mikko, Misha, Mitchell|
Michael (and its variants) is one of the most Common given names for men in the world. In the United States, Michael was the most popular name of the 20th century, ranking No. 1 from 1954 to 1998 (with the exception of 1960, when it was second to David). It was among the top three most popular names for each year since 1953, only falling out of the top five in 2011 for the first time since 1949.