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I was named Michiel after Michiel de Ruyter, a famous Dutch sailor. My friends call me "Chiel". To me, the name is fine but difficult when I visit English-speaking countries.
MichielK  5/6/2019
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Dutch actor Michiel Huisman (b. 1981), probably best known to US audiences for his role as Daario on Game of Thrones.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2018
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Notable DJ Tiësto uses this name, Tijs Michiel Verwest.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  10/30/2016
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Also a medieval French form.
Frollein Gladys  5/25/2016
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Dutch pronunciation is mee-KHEEL.
renee06  12/21/2012
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I like this a whole lot better than Michael :) I dunno, just sounds generally nicer.
DidiGiraffe  6/15/2011
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This is the name of my brother. People call him Michiel but he has a lot of nicknames like Giel, Giechel and Giebel. I usually call him Giel or Michiel.
renee06  3/1/2007

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