Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Who Is Like God?
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
(Or View Michael Girl)

In 2017 the name Michael...

• was given to 12,579 baby boys
• was the 12th most popular name for baby boys
• was 42% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Nevada, New Jersey, and Deleware
• was least popular in Vermont, Iowa, and Minnesota
• was about as popular as Lucas and Alexander
Babies Named Michael Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Michael...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1969
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 81% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 66% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Bradford, Phillip, Byron, Antoinette, Leslee, Colleen
• has the most opposite popularity history to Zechariah, Kyler, Alonso, Daniella, Paloma, Sarai
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Michael Per State
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Geographically the name Michael...

• 25% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Anthony, Joseph, Austin, Gabriella, Francesca, Gianna
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Corbin, Kasen, Knox, Emmalyn, Kynlee, Josie
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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Baseball Names

More information on Michael by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Michael are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Michael will be the only kid named Michael in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Michael compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Michael rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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