MICHELANGELO
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Italian
PRONOUNCED: mee-KE-lahn-je-lo   [key]
Meaning & History
From Italian, meaning "MICHAEL angel", referring to the archangel Michael. The Renaissance painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti, from Florence, was the man who created such great works of art as the statue of David and the mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This name was also borne by the Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio.
Related Names
FEMININE FORM: Michelangela