Namesakes

Australian Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
Frank Forde (a.k.a. Michael)   1945  
Kevin Rudd (a.k.a. Michael)   2007-2010  
Austrian Chancellors and Presidents: 1 chancellor, 1 president
(chancellor) Michael Mayr   1920-1921  
(president) Michael Hainisch   1920-1928  
Biblical Characters: 10 characters
Michael   (m)   Dan. 10:13  
Michael   (m)   Num. 13:13  
Michael   (m)   1 Chr. 7:3  
Michael   (m)   1 Chr. 8:16  
Michael   (m)   1 Chr. 5:13  
Michael   (m)   1 Chr. 12:20  
Michael   (m)   1 Chr. 6:40  
Michael   (m)   1 Chr. 27:18  
Michael   (m)   2 Chr. 21:2  
Michael   (m)   Ezra 8:8  
Bulgarian Kings and Tsars: 3 tsars
Tsar Mihail Asen I (a.k.a. Michael)   1246-1256  
Tsar Mihail Asen II (a.k.a. Michael)   1277-1279  
Tsar Mihail Asen III (a.k.a. Michael)   1323-1330  
Danish Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Michael Pedersen Friis   1920  
Emmy Award Winners: 2 actors, 1 actress
(actress) Michael Learned   1973; 1974; 1976; 1982   The Waltons; Nurse  
(actor) Michael J. Fox   1986; 1987; 1988; 2000   Family Ties; Spin City  
(actor) Michael Chiklis   2002   The Shield  
Fictional Characters from Books: 2 characters
Michael Corleone   1969   The Godfather  
Michael Guerin   1998   Roswell High  
Fictional Characters from Movies: 1 character
Michael Corleone   1973   The Godfather  
Fictional Characters from Television: 10 characters
Chad DiMera (a.k.a. Michael)   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Mickey Horton (a.k.a. Michael)   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Mike Horton (a.k.a. Michael)   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Mike Seaver (a.k.a. Michael)   1985   Growing Pains  
Mike Hannigan (a.k.a. Michael)   1994   Friends  
Michael Guerin   1999   Roswell  
George Michael Bluth   2003   Arrested Development  
Michael Bluth   2003   Arrested Development  
Michael Tribbiani   2004   Joey  
Michael Scott   2005   The Office  
German Chancellors and Presidents: 2 chancellors
(chancellor) Franz von Papen (a.k.a. Michael)   1932  
(chancellor) Helmut Kohl (a.k.a. Michael)   1982-1998  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 basketball, 1 football
(football) Michael Irvin   2007  
(basketball) Michael Jordan   2009  
Harry Potter Characters: 1 character
Michael Corner  
Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: 3 hurricanes
Hurricane Michael   2000  
Hurricane Michael   2012  
Hurricane Michael   2018  
Nobel Prize Winners: 4 medicine, 2 chemistry, 1 economics, 1 peace, 1 physics
(peace) Tobias Asser (a.k.a. Michael)   1911  
(medicine) Michael Stuart Brown   1985  
(medicine) J. Michael Bishop   1989  
(chemistry) Michael Smith   1993  
(economics) Michael Spence   2001  
(chemistry) Michael Levitt   2013  
(physics) J. Michael Kosterlitz   2016  
(medicine) Michael Rosbash   2017  
(medicine) Michael W. Young   2017  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 42 actors, 2 actresses, 1 actor/comedian
Michael Caine   1933-  
Derren Nesbitt (a.k.a. Michael)   1935-  
Michael Landon   1936-1991  
Michael Learned   1939-  
Michael Gambon   1940-  
Paul Michael Glaser   1943-  
Michael Palin   1943-  
Wallace Shawn (a.k.a. Michael)   1943-  
Michael Douglas   1944-  
Michael Nouri   1945-  
Michael Cochrane   1947-  
Michael Tylo   1948-  
Michael Kitchen   1948-  
Michael Ironside   1950-  
Michael O'Neill   1951-  
Michael Keaton   1951-  
Michael Emerson   1954-  
Michael Badalucco   1954-  
Michael Rooker   1955-  
Michael Simkins   1956-  
Michael Clarke Duncan   1957-2012  
Michael Madsen   1958-  
Mykelti Williamson (a.k.a. Michael)   1960-  
Michael Cerveris   1960-  
Michael J. Fox   1961-  
Michael Chiklis   1963-  
Lauren Holly (a.k.a. Michael)   1963-  
Anthony Michael Hall   1968-  
Michael Weatherly   1968-  
Michael Vartan   1968-  
Michael Sheen   1969-  
Michael Rapaport   1970-  
Michael C. Hall   1971-  
Michael Ealy   1973-  
Michael Fassbender   1977-  
Michael Gladis   1977-  
Michael Urie   1980-  
Michael Pitt   1981-  
Chad Michael Murray   1981-  
Mohammed George (a.k.a. Michael)   1982-  
Charles Michael Davis   1984-  
Mikey North (a.k.a. Michael)   1986-  
Michael B. Jordan   1987-  
Michael Cera   1988-  
Cayden Boyd (a.k.a. Michael)   1994-  
Notable Athletes: 17 soccer, 9 rugby, 5 football, 4 tennis, 2 basketball, 1 baseball, 1 driving, 1 handball
(basketball) Michael Jordan   1963-  
(soccer) Michael Laudrup   1964-  
(football) Michael Irvin   1966-  
(driving) Michael Schumacher   1969-  
(tennis) Michael Chang   1972-  
(soccer) Michael Reiziger   1973-  
(football) Shayne Graham (a.k.a. Michael)   1977-  
(tennis) Mike Bryan (a.k.a. Michael)   1978-  
(rugby) Mike Ross (a.k.a. Michael)   1979-  
(tennis) Michaël Llodra   1980-  
(baseball) Laynce Nix (a.k.a. Michael)   1980-  
(handball) Michaël Guigou   1982-  
(soccer) Michael Umaña   1982-  
(soccer) Michael Essien   1982-  
(soccer) Michael Barrantes   1983-  
(basketball) Deron Williams (a.k.a. Michael)   1984-  
(soccer) Michael McGovern   1984-  
(soccer) Mile Jedinak (a.k.a. Michael)   1984-  
(rugby) Mike Petri (a.k.a. Michael)   1984-  
(rugby) Michael Wiringi   1985-  
(rugby) Mike Brown (a.k.a. Michael)   1985-  
(football) Mike Wallace (a.k.a. Michael)   1986-  
(rugby) Brad Barritt (a.k.a. Michael)   1986-  
(rugby) Michael Broadhurst   1986-  
(soccer) John Obi Mikel (a.k.a. Michael)   1987-  
(soccer) Michael Arroyo   1987-  
(football) Mike Neal (a.k.a. Michael)   1987-  
(soccer) Michael Bradley   1987-  
(tennis) Michael Venus   1987-  
(football) Mike Morgan (a.k.a. Michael)   1988-  
(soccer) Tim Krul (a.k.a. Michael)   1988-  
(rugby) Michael Leitch   1988-  
(soccer) Sam Vokes (a.k.a. Michael)   1989-  
(rugby) Michael Stanley   1989-  
(soccer) Michael Uchebo   1990-  
(soccer) Joe Allen (a.k.a. Michael)   1990-  
(soccer) Michael Lang   1991-  
(rugby) Michael Hooper   1991-  
(soccer) Tommy Oar (a.k.a. Michael)   1991-  
(soccer) Michael Babatunde   1992-  
Notable Businesspeople: 2 businesspersons
Charles M. Schwab (a.k.a. Michael)   1862-1939  
Michael Eisner   1942-  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 1 explorer
Miguel López de Legazpi (a.k.a. Michael)   1502-1572  
Notable Filmmakers: 7 directors
Michael Curtiz   1886-1962  
Mike Nichols (a.k.a. Michael)   1931-2014  
Michael Cimino   1939-  
Michael Haneke   1942-  
Michael Mann   1943-  
Michael Moore   1954-  
Michael Bay   1965-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television
(television) Rove McManus (a.k.a. Michael)   1974-  
Notable Musicians: 8 musicians, 2 composers, 1 singer
Mick Jagger (a.k.a. Michael)   1943-   rock  
Michael Nyman   1944-     
Michael Lee "Meat Loaf" Aday   1947-   rock  
Billy Idol (a.k.a. Michael)   1955-   rock  
Michael Jackson   1958-2009   pop  
Michael Stipe   1960-   rock  
Michael Cerveris   1960-     
Michael Peter "Flea" Balzary   1962-   rock  
Mike D (a.k.a. Michael)   1965-2012   hip hop  
Michael Giacchino   1967-     
Lil Wayne (a.k.a. Michael)   1982-   hip hop  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 physicist
Michael Faraday   1791-1867  
Notable Writers: 2 authors, 1 essayist
Michel de Montaigne (a.k.a. Michael)   1533-1592  
Miguel de Cervantes (a.k.a. Michael)   1547-1616  
Michael Scott Rohan   1951-2018  
Olympic Medalists: 20 silver, 19 gold, 17 bronze, 3 bronze/silver/gold, 3 silver/gold, 2 gold/silver/bronze, 1 bronze/gold, 1 bronze/silver, 1 gold/bronze/silver, 1 gold/silver
(bronze/silver/gold) Michael Galitzen   1928; 1932   diving - platform; diving - springboard  
(bronze) Michael Wheeler   1956   4x400 m relay  
(gold) Ron Delany (a.k.a. Michael)   1956   1500 m  
(silver) Chilla Porter (a.k.a. Michael)   1956   high jump  
(gold) Michael Francis Troy   1960   swimming - 200 m butterfly; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Mike Larrabee (a.k.a. Michael)   1964   400 m; 4x400 m relay  
(silver) Tim Graham (a.k.a. Michael)   1964   4x400 m relay  
(gold) Michael Austin   1964   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Mike Ryan (a.k.a. Michael)   1968   marathon  
(gold) Mike Barrett (a.k.a. Michael)   1968   basketball  
(gold) Mike Silliman (a.k.a. Michael)   1968   basketball  
(gold) Michael Burton   1968; 1972   swimming - 1500 m freestyle; swimming - 400 m freestyle  
(gold/bronze/silver) Michael Wenden   1968   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 200 m freestyle; swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Michael Holthaus   1968   swimming - 400 m medley  
(bronze) John Parker (a.k.a. Michael)   1972   water polo  
(bronze) James Ferguson (a.k.a. Michael)   1972   water polo  
(bronze) Michael Boit   1972   800 m  
(silver) Mike Bantom (a.k.a. Michael)   1972   basketball  
(silver/gold) Michael Stamm   1972   swimming - 100 m backstroke; swimming - 200 m backstroke; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(silver) Michael Shine   1976   400 m hurdles  
(bronze) Michael Kraus   1976   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(gold) Tate Armstrong (a.k.a. Michael)   1976   basketball  
(bronze) David Dunne (a.k.a. Michael)   1976   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Michael Bruner   1976   swimming - 200 m butterfly; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver) Michael Sylvester   1980   basketball  
(silver) Mike McLeod (a.k.a. Michael)   1984   10000 m  
(silver) Joseph Vargas (a.k.a. Michael)   1984   water polo  
(silver) Mike Tully (a.k.a. Michael)   1984   pole vault  
(bronze) Michael Musyoki   1984   10000 m  
(silver) Michael Carter   1984   shot put  
(gold) Michael Jordan   1984; 1992   basketball  
(silver/gold) Michael Heath   1984   swimming - 200 m freestyle; swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold/silver/bronze) Michael Gross   1984; 1988   swimming - 100 m butterfly; swimming - 200 m butterfly; swimming - 200 m freestyle; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(bronze/silver) Michael West   1984   swimming - 100 m backstroke; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(silver) Michael Delany   1984   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Michael O'Brien   1984   swimming - 1500 m freestyle  
(silver) Michael Evans   1988   water polo  
(silver) Michael McFarlane   1988   4x100 m relay  
(silver) Mike Powell (a.k.a. Michael)   1988; 1992   long jump  
(gold/silver/bronze) Thomas Jager (a.k.a. Michael)   1988; 1992   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay; swimming - 50 m freestyle  
(gold/silver) Michael Marsh   1992; 1996   200 m; 4x100 m relay  
(gold) Michael Stulce   1992   shot put  
(bronze) Michael Bates   1992   200 m  
(gold) Michael Johnson   1992; 1996; 2000   4x400 m relay; 200 m; 400 m  
(bronze) Michael McDonald   1996; 2000   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) Michael Blackwood   2000   4x400 m relay  
(bronze/silver/gold) Michael Klim   1996; 2000; 2004   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay; swimming - 100 m butterfly; swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Michael Maze   2004   table tennis  
(bronze/silver/gold) Michael Phelps   2004; 2008; 2012   swimming  
(bronze) Michael Koplove   2008   baseball  
(bronze/gold) Mike Bryan (a.k.a. Michael)   2008; 2012   tennis  
(gold) Michael Redd   2008   basketball  
(gold) Michael Frater   2008; 2012   4x100 m relay  
(silver/gold) Michael Mathieu   2008; 2012   4x400 m relay  
(gold) Deron Williams (a.k.a. Michael)   2008; 2012   basketball  
(bronze) Reese Hoffa (a.k.a. Michael)   2012   shot put  
(silver) Michaël Llodra   2012   tennis  
(gold) Michaël Guigou   2008; 2012   handball  
(gold) Michael Jung   2012   equestrian  
(silver) Michael Tinsley   2012   400 m hurdles  
(silver) Michaël D'Almeida   2012   cycling - track  
(silver) Michael Jamieson   2012   swimming  
(silver) Michael Hepburn   2012   cycling - track  
(bronze) Constantine Louloudis (a.k.a. Michael)   2012   rowing  
(bronze) Michael Conlan   2012   boxing  
(gold) Shea Weber (a.k.a. Michael)   2010; 2014   ice hockey  
(silver) Michael Goodfellow   2014   curling  
(silver) Michael Hayböck   2014   ski jumping  
Oscar Award Winners: 3 directors, 2 actors
(director) Michael Curtiz   1943   Casablanca  
(director) Mike Nichols (a.k.a. Michael)   1967   The Graduate  
(director) Michael Cimino   1978   The Deer Hunter  
(actor) Michael Douglas   1987   Wall Street  
(actor) Michael Caine   1986; 1999   Hannah and Her Sisters; The Cider House Rules  
Other Leaders: 1 president
President Michael D. Higgins   2011-   Ireland  
Other Royalty: 1 prince
Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (a.k.a. Michael)   1938-1989   Liechtenstein  
Polish High Dukes and Kings: 1 king
King Michał Korybut (a.k.a. Michael)   1669-1673  
Portuguese Kings and Queens: 1 king
King Miguel (a.k.a. Michael)   1828-1834  
Pulitzer Award Winners: 4 winners
Conrad Richter (a.k.a. Michael)   1951   The Town  
Michael Shaara   1975   The Killer Angels  
Michael Cunningham   1999   The Hours  
Michael Chabon   2001   The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay  
Roman and Byzantine Emperors: 9 emperors
Emperor Michael Rangabe   811-813  
Emperor Michael   820-829  
Emperor Michael   842-867  
Emperor Michael   1034-1041  
Emperor Michael Kalaphates   1041-1042  
Emperor Michael Bringas   1056-1057  
Emperor Michael Ducas   1071-1078  
Emperor Michael Palaeologus   1259-1282  
Emperor Michael Palaeologus   1293-1320  
Russian Grand Dukes and Tsars: 2 tsars, 1 duke
Duke Mikhail (a.k.a. Michael)   1174-1176  
Tsar Mikhail I (a.k.a. Michael)   1613-1645  
Tsar Mikhail II (a.k.a. Michael)   1917  
Saints: 17 blessed, 9 saints
Saint Michael the Archangel     
Saint Michael the Confessor   ?-818  
Blessed Michele Pini (a.k.a. Michael)   1450-1522  
Blessed Michael Giedroyc   ?-1485  
Blessed Miguel Carvalho (a.k.a. Michael)   1577-1624  
Saint Miguel de Sanctis (a.k.a. Michael)   1591-1625  
Blessed Michael Takeshita   1594-1619  
Saint Miguel Kozaki (a.k.a. Michael)   ?-1597  
Blessed Michael Diaz   ?-1622  
Blessed Michael Shumpo   ?-1622  
Blessed Michael Yamiki   ?-1622  
Blessed Michael Tozo   ?-1626  
Blessed Michael Kiraiemon   ?-1627  
Blessed Michael Fimonaya   ?-1628  
Blessed Michael Jamada   ?-1628  
Blessed Michael Nakeshima   ?-1628  
Blessed Michael Tomaki   ?-1628  
Blessed Michael Kinoshi   ?-1630  
Saint Michael Kurobioye   ?-1633  
Blessed Michele Fasoli (a.k.a. Michael)   ?-1716  
Saint Michael Garicoïts   1797-1863  
Saint Michael Dinh-Hy Ho   1808-1857  
Saint Michael My   ?-1838  
Saint Miguel Febres Cordero (a.k.a. Michael)   1854-1910  
Blessed Michael Ghebre   ?-1855  
Blessed Miguel Pro (a.k.a. Michael)   1891-1927  
Serbian Kings, Tsars and Princes: 1 prince
Prince Mihailo III Obrenović (a.k.a. Michael)   1839-1842; 1860-1868  
Shakespearian Characters: 3 characters
Sir Michael   Henry IV (1)  
Michael Cassio   Othello  
Michael Williams   Henry V  
Title Characters: 5 songs
(song) Michael   1961   Michael  
(song) Michael Picasso   1997   Michael Picasso  
(song) Michael   2004   Michael  
(song) Michael   2008   Michael's Song  
(song) Michael   2013   Michael and Maria  
Tony Award Winners: 1 director
(director) Mike Nichols (a.k.a. Michael)   1964   Barefoot in the Park