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Mikkel Nielsen, from the Netflix show Dark.
foreverslowly  4/4/2018
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Mikkel Kirkeskov Andersen is a Danish footballer who plays as a left back for Tippeliga club side Aalesunds FK. He joined AGF from VRI in 2005. He was promoted for the A-squad in AGF in the spring of 2009.
cutenose  1/28/2017
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"Mikkel rev" is the name that all foxes bear in Norwegian fairy tales ("rev" means fox). However, "Mikill rev" can also be interpreted as an old version of "huge tail", as rev/ræv/rov (in different dialects) means a behind (in humans) or a tail (in animals). I do not have any proof, but I believe that the name Mikkel must have been used when Christianity arrived, and that the priests used the similar sounding "Mikkel" as a replacement for Michael.

I must also correct the Finnish comment claiming that Finnish is the only Scandinavian language that uses double K's - we all do, except Swedish.
reen8  7/27/2013
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Embarrassing it could derive from enormous. Otherwise its kind of neat.
Thumbs  3/24/2012
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Danish feminine form: Mikkeline. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  7/21/2011
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Mikkel is a common name here in Norway too, and also connected to foxes due to the song "Mikkel Rev".
― Anonymous User  4/9/2008
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This was my first boyfriend's name, and because of that, I like it. In Sweden, people think about "Mikkel (Mickel?) Räv", because of the story "Klas Klättermus".
DoffeT  9/8/2007
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The Danish often use this spelling too.
dmessersmith  8/25/2007
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I think Finnish is the only Scandinavian language to use double K, it would be spelled Mickel at least in Sweden. Also, in Sweden this is for some reason connected to foxes.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2006

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