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The name Michal is not pronounced like the English Michael (mie-kul), but mee-khal in Hebrew.
-- Miss Claire  12/5/2004
Means "Who is like God". A sweet name, though if you are reading it for the first time, it may look like it is a guy's name.
-- Andrea1991  6/11/2005
Who is like god would be Mi-cha-el, or Michael.
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2007
Does not mean "who is like G-d". The AL at the end is the difference. 'EL' in Michael (who is like G-d?) is El associated with Elohim, the Hebrew word/title for God. AL is totally different.
-- Anonymous User  3/3/2009
This name is exclusively feminine.
-- Miss Claire  7/29/2006
Pronounced MEE-KHAHL.
-- Miss Claire  7/29/2006
This is my name and I really like having it. I pronounce it like Michael (though it can also be pronounced Meekal). It's fun to see people's reactions when they meet a girl with what they think it a man's name. Definitely unique. I know of only one other person with the same name.
-- Anonymous User  8/17/2006
I absolutely love this name. If I have a daughter I think I'll name her Michal. It's so unique and beautiful. I could go on and on about it. One of my favourite names.
-- Kings_falcon  1/13/2007
It's pronounced mee-HARL (raspy h in the back of the throat), H is a closer approximation than K, but I suppose it might be pronounced mee-KARL, following the anglicisation of Michael (mee-har-EL).
-- Auriel  4/16/2007
This name is NOT pronounced mee-harl or mee-ha-rel or something like that. There is no resh in this name, it is pronounced mee-khal.
-- K.G Valentina  4/25/2010
I plan on naming a girl Michal. And by the way, in the Hebrew, it can't mean "Who is like God" because it's lacking the "el" element. El means God in Hebrew (El Shaddai, El Elyon, etc.), and is a prefix or suffix of many names (Daniel, Michael, Nathanael, Israel, Elijah, etc.). Michal is more likely to mean brook (also an English name when spelled Brooke) or wadi.
-- Atarah Derek  7/11/2007
I think Michal is a great name for a girl/woman. It may sound like Michael, but Michal is a woman's name in the bible. It's one of those names that has always been a female name, but sounds masculine for those who like tomboyish sounding names for girls.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2008
This can also be spelled Mikal, which is the name of a character in the movie Wristcutters: A Love Story.
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2009
According to The Jewish Encyclopedia (1904) the name Michal means "power".
-- Just Jonquil  7/23/2009
This is my name. It is a female name pronounced Mee-khal in Hebrew. I've always been told it means "who is like G-d", which is what it says in my parent's Hebrew name dictionary.

To those thinking of giving this name to your daughter - please think twice. Every 1st day of school I was embarrassed when teachers called "Michael". Other kids laughed. I am in my 20's and people are always asking me for a nickname because they can't properly pronounce my name. My boyfriend of several years can't even pronounce it right. While I have no intention of changing it, I wish my parents had thought of this before they named me. Unless you live in a very heavily Jewish community, it's not the easiest name for a girl to live with.
-- Anonymous User  11/23/2009
I find the name Michal a refreshing alternative to Michael, a name that has been overused and has become commonplace, in my opinion. I like it because it makes me feel more unique and so I have dropped the "e" from my name to be Michal. It's okay if it is either feminine or masculine.
-- michal  2/22/2010
The girl I know with this name pronounces it like Michael.
-- Liesl  2/9/2011

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