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Gender Masculine
Scripts Михаил(Russian, Bulgarian) Міхаіл(Belarusian)
Pronounced Pron. myi-khu-EEL(Russian)
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Meaning & History

Russian and Belarusian form of MICHAEL, and an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Михаил (see MIHAIL). This was the name of two Russian tsars. Other notable bearers include the poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-).

Related Names

VariantsMichail(Russian) Mihail(Bulgarian)
DiminutivesMisha(Russian) Misho(Bulgarian)
Feminine FormsMihaela, Mihaila(Bulgarian)
Other Languages & CulturesMikha'il(Arabic) Mikel, Mitxel(Basque) Michael(Biblical) Michael, Mikhael(Biblical Greek) Mikha'el(Biblical Hebrew) Michael(Biblical Latin) Mikael(Breton) Miquel(Catalan) Myghal(Cornish) Mihael, Mihovil, Miho, Mijo, Miško(Croatian) Michael, Michal(Czech) Michael, Mikael, Mikkel(Danish) Maikel, Michaël, Michael, Michel, Michiel, Micha, Mick(Dutch) Michael, Micheal, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Mike, Mikey(English) Miĥaelo, Mikelo, Miĉjo(Esperanto) Mihkel(Estonian) Mikkjal(Faroese) Mikael, Mika, Mikko, Miko, Miska(Finnish) Michel, Michaël, Mickaël(French) Mikheil, Misho(Georgian) Michael, Micha, Michel, Michi(German) Michail, Michalis, Mihail, Mihalis(Greek) Mikala(Hawaiian) Mikhael(Hebrew) Mihály, Miksa, Misi, Miska(Hungarian) Mícheál(Irish) Michele(Italian) Mihails, Miķelis(Latvian) Mykolas(Lithuanian) Mihail(Macedonian) Mikaere(Maori) Michael, Mikael, Mikkel(Norwegian) Michał(Polish) Miguel, Micael, Miguelito(Portuguese) Mihai, Mihail, Mihăiță(Romanian) Mihkkal(Sami) Mìcheal, Micheil(Scottish) Mihailo, Mihajlo, Mijo, Miša, Miško(Serbian) Michal(Slovak) Mihael, Miha(Slovene) Miguel, Miguelito(Spanish) Michael, Mikael, Micael(Swedish) Mikail(Turkish) Mikhailo, Mykhailo, Mykhaylo, Mykhail(Ukrainian) Meical(Welsh)
Surname DescendantMikhailov(Russian)
Same SpellingMikha'il

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