Quick Facts on Micheal
- Irish, Scottish
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Who is like God?
Characteristics of Micheal
Etymology & Historical Origin - Micheal
At first, we were convinced that Micheal was a misspelling of the ϋber-popular boy’s name Michael; but we were wrong. Mícheál is actually the Irish form of Michael while Mìcheal is the Scottish equivalent. In the Gaelic tongue, the “ae” is flipped to “ea” and is pronounced MEE-haul or MEE-hale. As it turns out, Micheal is a correct spelling of the name! The name Michael is derived from the Hebrew word “mikha'el” which actually translates into a question: “Who is like God?” It seems odd to have a first name that basically asks a question, one would think. However, the question is considered rhetorical. The implied answer is clear: no one is like God. Therefore, the translation of Michael’s meaning is often one of humility. Michael was one of the archangels who stood close to God and carried out His judgments, and as a protector of the ancient Hebrews. Michael was the chief leader of the angels who fought and defeated the dragon (i.e., the devil), hurling him from heaven. As such, he became of symbol of the Church Militant and a patron saint of soldiers. The name Michael conveys a sense of power, bravery and strength by its translated meaning; but also a symbol of humility expressed very simply by that question mark. As Ireland and Scotland became Christianized they were introduced to the Biblical importance of Michael and so adopted their own forms of the name. In fact, the Irish short form of Mickey (like Paddy) is closely associated with the notion of an Irishman.
Popularity of the Name Micheal
Remarkably, the spelling of Micheal has maintained consistency on the American male naming charts since the U.S. government first began tracking naming trends in 1880. We’re guessing that it was mainly Scottish and Irish-Americans who were using this odd spelling, but that doesn’t exactly explain how Micheal became a Top 100 favorite choice during the 1950s. The Micheal spelling has had greater success than we would have imagined. And it hasn’t necessarily been in states where there’s a high concentration of Scottish or Irish Americans. A lot of parents might be drawn to the weird spelling of Micheal simply because it’s different, thereby making a highly overused name more unique.
Popularity of the Boy Name Micheal
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Micheal
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Micheal
Micheal We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Micheal.
Popular Songs on Micheal
Micheal - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Micheal.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Micheal
Micheal - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Micheal.
Famous People Named Micheal
Famous People Named Micheal - Micheal Barrow (football player); Micheal Ray Richardson (basketball player); Micheal Spurlock (football player); Micheal Williams (basketball player)
Children of Famous People Named Micheal
Famous People Who Named Their Son Micheal - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Micheal.
Micheal - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Micheal - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Micheal.
Personality of the Boy Name Micheal
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Micheal