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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
The Danish often use this spelling too.
-- dmessersmith  8/25/2007
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
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
Danish feminine form: Mikkeline. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  7/21/2011
Embarrassing it could derive from enormous. Otherwise its kind of neat.
-- Thumbs  3/24/2012
"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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