OTHER SCRIPTS: Михаил (Russian, Bulgarian)
PRONOUNCED: mee-khah-EEL (Russian) [key]
Meaning & History
Russian form of MICHAEL
, and a variant Bulgarian transcription
. This was the name of two Russian tsars. It was also borne by the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-).
DIMINUTIVE: Misha (Russian) OTHER LANGUAGES: Mikel, Mitxel (Basque), Michael (Biblical), Michael, Mikhael (Biblical Greek), Mikha'el (Biblical Hebrew), Michael (Biblical Latin), Miquel (Catalan), Myghal (Cornish), Mihael, Mihajlo, Mihovil, Miho, Mijo (Croatian), Michael, Michal (Czech), Michael, Mikael, Mikkel (Danish), Maikel, Michael, Michaël, Michel, Michiel, Mick (Dutch), Michael, Micheal, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Mike, Mikey (English), Miĥaelo, Mikelo, Miĉjo (Esperanto), Mihkel (Estonian), Mikael, Mika, Mikko, Miska (Finnish), Michel, Michaël, Mickaël (French), Mikheil, Misho (Georgian), Michael, Michel, Michi (German), Michail, Michalis, Mihail, Mihalis (Greek), Mikala (Hawaiian), Mikha'el (Hebrew), Mihály, Miksa, Misi, Miska (Hungarian), Mícheál (Irish), Michele (Italian), Mihails, Miķelis (Latvian), Mykolas (Lithuanian), Mihail (Macedonian), Mikaere (Maori), Michel (Medieval French), Michael, Mikael, Mikkel (Norwegian), Michał (Polish), Miguel, Miguelito (Portuguese), Mihai, Mihail, Mihăiță (Romanian), Mihkkal (Sami), Mìcheal, Micheil (Scottish), Mihailo, Mihajlo, Mijo (Serbian), Michal (Slovak), Mihael, Miha (Slovene), Miguel, Miguelito (Spanish), Michael, Mikael, Mikkel (Swedish), Mikhailo, Mykhailo, Mykhaylo (Ukrainian), Meical (Welsh)
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