Name
MICHEL

Name MICHEL

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 937,706 births of Michel in the countries below, which represents an average of 6,604 births of children bearing the first name Michel per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 289 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Michel   
In Italiano Nome Michel   
Available variants : Michél , Michèl


Information about the first name Michel

We celebrate Michel on September 29th
The first name Michel is listed in our categories :The first name Michel has been assigned to:
99.74% to boys
0.26% to girls
The country where the first name Michel is the most common is:
FR France
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 6 letters including 2 vowels and 4 consonants

Anagrams of the first name Michel

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Michel : Chemil, Ichmel, Mcheli, Mcihel, Mechil, Melchi, Michle

Michel in Japanese *

Romajimisheru
Katakanaミシェル
Hiraganaみしぇる
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
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Michel in sign language

Michel in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Michel

US English
Etymology src :
  • French Michel
Adjective src :
  • michel (comparative more michel, superlative most michel)
  • Obsolete form of mickle.
Anagrams src :
  • Chmiel
Noun src :
  • michel (plural michels)
  • Obsolete form of mickle.
Proper noun src :
  • Michel (plural Michels)
  • A surname from French
Persons with the given name (Middle name) src :
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), American artist
  • Yechiel Michel Epstein (1829–1908), Lithuanian Rabbi, author of Aruch Hashulchan
  • Yechiel Michel Feinstein (1906–2003), Rabbi, Haredi rosh yeshiva in Israel
  • Jean Michel Jarre (born 1948), French composer, performer and music producer
  • Jean-Michel Pilc (born 1960), French-born jazz pianist
Middle English
Etymology src :
  • From Old French Michel, Old English Michahel, and their source Latin Michaēl, Michahēl, from Biblical Hebrew מִיכָאֵל‎ (mîḵāʾēl, literally “who is like God?”).
Alternative forms src :
  • Michal, Michael, Miȝhel, Mihal, Mihel, Mychael, Myghel, Myghell, Myȝhel
Pronunciation src :
  • (from Old English) IPA(key): /ˈmixəl/, /ˈmiːxəl/
  • (from French) IPA(key): /mitʃaːˈɛːl/, /miˈtʃɛːl/, /ˈmitʃɛl/
  • (from Latin) IPA(key): /miːkaːˈɛːl/, /miːˈkɛːl/, /ˈmiːkɛl/
Proper noun src :
  • Michel
  • a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Michael
  • a patrynomic surname transferred from the given name
  • The Archangel Michael.
Proper noun (Descendants) src :
  • English: Michael, Mitchell, Myall, Myell
  • Scots: Michael
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • Michelmasse
FR French
Etymology src :
  • From Latin Michāēlem, from Ancient Greek Μῐχᾱήλ (Mikhāḗl), from the Hebrew מִיכָאֵל‎ (mikha'él, “Michael”, literally “Who is like God?”). Cognate with English Michael, Spanish Miguel, Italian Michele.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /mi.ʃɛl/
Proper noun src :
  • Michel m
  • (biblical) Michael, the Archangel
  • a male given name of biblical origin
  • a surname originating as a patronymic
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • banane Gros Michel
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • male given names: Michaël, Mickaël, Jean-Michel
  • female given names: Michaëlle (Michaelle, Michaele, Michaèle, Michaële), Michèle, Michelle, Micheline
PT Portuguese
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from French Michel. Doublet of Miguel, Maicol, Maicon, and Micael.
Proper noun src :
  • Michel m
  • a male given name from French
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
NL Dutch
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /miˈʃɛl/
Proper noun src :
  • Michel ?
  • a male given name, equivalent to English Michael
DE German
Etymology src :
  • Popular form of Michael with reduction of unstressed syllables.
Noun src :
  • Michel m (strong, genitive Michel or Michels, plural Michel or Michels)
  • (mildly derogatory) the average German
  • (derogatory) a good-natured simpleton, naive person
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪçəl/
Proper noun src :
  • der Michel m (proper noun, strong, usually definite, definite genitive des Michel or des Michels)
  • (also Deutscher Michel) a stereotypical representation of the German people, since the 19th century mainly associated with political passiveness and naiveté, portrayed as a man with a nightcap (and sometimes a pipe and/or wooden clogs)
 

Popularity of the name Michel

Number of MICHEL births per year

Total births of Michel by country

Births with the first name Michel
Country
Boys
Girls
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
820,513
183
BRBrazil
1930 - 2022
78,244
710
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
17,189
0
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
5,863
1,289
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
5,528
7
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
3,581
28
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
1,097
4
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
677
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
577
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
521
44
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
341
39
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
266
1
CLChili
2010 - 2021
155
69
SESweden
1998 - 2022
207
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
157
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
122
12
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
73
6
PLPoland
2000 - 2022
64
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
63
0
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
34
18
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
14
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2022
8
0
SKSlovakia
2011 - 2022
2
0

Total births of Michel by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Michel
Country
Boys
Girls
DEGermany
2022
170
0
FRFrance
2022
74
0
CLChili
2021
12
3
BEBelgium
2022
10
0
ARArgentina
2015
4
0
SESweden
2022
4
0
QCQuebec
2022
3
0
CHSwitzerland
2021
3
0
ITItaly
2021
3
0
DKDenmark
2022
2
0
ATAustria
2021
0
1

Comments on the name Michel

Personalities with the first name Michel

There are 634 personalities with the first name Michel


Michel De Montaigne
src

Kingdom of france
Writer Politician Jurist Translator Poet lawyer French moralist Philosopher Essayist Autobiographer


Michel Foucault
(Paul-Michel Foucault) src

France
Philosopher


Nostradamus
(Michel De Nostredame) src

Kingdom of france
Astronomer Writer Physician Pharmacist Astrologer Mathematician Physician writer


Michel Platini
(Michel François Platini) src

Italy France
Association football manager Association football player Sports official


Omar Sharif
(ميشيل يوسف ديمتري شلهوب) src

Egypt
Actor Writer Television actor Bridge player Film actor Non-fiction writer


Michel Houellebecq
(Michel Thomas) src

France
Screenwriter Photographer Actor Writer Poet Songwriter Film director Novelist Essayist Film screenwriter


Michel Temer
(Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia) src

Brazil
Lawyer Poet Politician International forum participant


Michel Aoun
src

Lebanon
Politician Military officer


Michel Mayor
(Michel Gustave Édouard Mayor) src

Switzerland
Astronomer Physicist Astrophysicist University teacher


Michel Hazanavicius
src

France
Screenwriter Actor Film director Film producer Film editor



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Michel
Full list of personalities with the first name Michel

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Michel

There are 2111 actors and actresses with the first name Michel
Michel Joelsas
Michel Schulz
Michel Corral
Michel Gomes
Michel Burmeister
Michel Diercks
Michel Cordey
Michel Curiel
Michel Noher
Michel Gurfi
Michel Visser
Michel Paulson
Michel Jung
Michel Sluysmans
Michel Altieri
Michel Melamed
Michel Brown
Michel Jourdain Jr.
Michel Olivares
Michel Belli
Michel Savard
Michel Haebler
Michel Goyette
Michel Mpambara
Michel Gammenthaler
Michel Webster
Michel Charette
Michel Schønnemann
Michel Ruge
Michel Therrien

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Michel
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Michel

Rankings of first name MICHEL by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#327DE Germany2022
#431CL Chili2021
#622AR Argentina2015
#627FR France2022
#900BE Belgium2022
#1054DK Denmark2022
#1082QC Quebec2022
#1129SE Sweden2022
#1803CH Switzerland2021
#2631IT Italy2021
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#1460CL Chili2021
#4300AT Austria2021