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Who is like God?
Characteristics of Misael
Etymology & Historical Origin - Misael
Misael is the Spanish form of Meshach/Mishael (מִישָׁאֵל), a name borne from the Bible as a minor character in the Book of Daniel (chapters 1-3). Meshach lived around 600 B.C. during the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem under Nebuchadnezzar II. He is mentioned as one of three nobly born Jews who remained faithful to the Hebrew God (the other two being Shadrach and Abednego). Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are the Babylonian equivalents to Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah (their original Hebrew names). Mishael, like Michael, comes from the Hebrew Misha'el meaning “Who is like God?” The Babylonian names given to the three men refer instead to Babylonian pagan gods. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, along with Daniel, were hand-picked by King Nebuchadnezzar to serve in his court. He selected these nobly born Judeans specifically for their good appearance and wisdom. What Nebuchadnezzar failed to understand was that the Israelite men were completely devoted to their own God first and foremost. When the king realized that Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego paid no respect to him or his Babylonia gods, in a rage he ordered their executions by the fiery furnace (a common Babylonian punishment). An angel of God intervened and kept the men out of harm’s way so that “the fire had no power over [their] bodies” and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego emerged from the blazing furnace unscathed. Nebuchadnezzar was so impressed by the miraculous scene that he allowed the three men to worship their own God freely while also promoting them in the province of Babylon. So Meshach/Mishael’s story is illustrative of God’s protection over those who demonstrate unwavering devotion to Him. Even though Michael and Mishael share the same Hebrew etymology, the Biblical references vary greatly. Michael/Miguel is known as a prominent angel and soldier of God, while the Mishael/Misael character is quite a bit more obscure and lesser known. Similarly, the popularity of Misael as a masculine given name among Spanish speakers is likewise much less common than the ultra-popular Miguel.
Popularity of the Name Misael
Misael first appeared on the American charts in 1990. The name has seen a tiny bit of success but not much. It’s a great choice for Biblically conscious parents to show off their religious knowledge. Misael’s story is rather obscure but it is one that demonstrates the power of faith which likely attracts devoutly religious parents. Or perhaps parents just looking for a twist on the overused Michael. Whatever the interest in this name, it is uncommon and therefore quite original. It is used almost exclusively among Hispanic-Americans.
Popularity of the Boy Name Misael
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Misael
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Misael
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Popular Songs on Misael
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Misael
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Famous People Named Misael
Famous People Named Misael - Misael Pastrana Borrero (former President of Columbia); Misael Dávila (Chilean footballer); Misael the Anchorite (obscure saint); Misael Castillo Mexican boxer)
Children of Famous People Named Misael
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Misael - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Misael
The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change. Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy. This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive.
Variations of the Baby Name - Misael