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PronouncedPron.MEEK-shaw
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Meaning & History

Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.
VariantsKolos, Misi, Miska
Other Languages & CulturesNicolaus, Nikolaos Ancient Greek Maximilianus Ancient Roman Mikha'il Arabic Mikel, Mitxel, Nikola Basque Michael Biblical Michael, Mikhael Biblical Greek Mikha'el Biblical Hebrew Michael Biblical Latin Mihail, Mikhail, Nikola, Nikolai, Nikolay, Misho Bulgarian Miquel, Nicolau Catalan Myghal Cornish Mihael, Mihovil, Nikola, Miho, Mijo, Miško, Nikica, Niko, Nikša Croatian Maxmilián, Michael, Michal, Mikuláš, Mikoláš, Mikula, Nikola Czech Maximilian, Michael, Mikael, Mikkel, Niklas, Nikolaj, Claus, Kai, Klaus, Max, Nels, Niels, Nils Danish Maikel, Maximiliaan, Michaël, Michael, Michel, Michiel, Nicolaas, Nikolaas, Kai, Klaas, Max, Micha, Mick, Nick, Nico, Niek Dutch Maximilian, Michael, Nicholas, Colin, Collin, Max, Maximillian, Micheal, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Mike, Mikey, Nic, Nick, Nickolas, Nicky, Nik, Nikolas English Miĥaelo, Mikelo, Nikolao, Miĉjo, Niĉjo Esperanto Mihkel, Nigul Estonian Mikkjal Faroese Mikael, Niklas, Kai, Klaus, Launo, Mika, Mikko, Miska, Niilo, Niko Finnish Maximilien, Michel, Nicolas, Michaël, Mickaël French Kai, Kay, Klaes Frisian Nicolau Galician Mikheil, Nikoloz, Misho, Nika, Niko, Nikusha Georgian Maximilian, Michael, Niklas, Nikolaus, Claus, Kai, Klaus, Max, Micha, Michel, Michi, Nickolaus, Nico, Nicolaus, Niko German Niklaus German (Swiss) Michail, Michalis, Mihail, Mihalis, Nicolaos, Nikolaos, Nik, Nikolas, Nikos Greek Mikala Hawaiian Mikha'el Hebrew Mícheál, Nioclás Irish Massimiliano, Michele, Niccolò, Nicola, Nico, Nicolao, Nicolò Italian Mihails, Miķelis, Nikolajs Latvian Klaos Limburgish Mykolas Lithuanian Klaas Low German Mihail, Nikola, Nikolče, Nikolche Macedonian Mikaere, Nikora Maori Nichol, Nicol, Col Medieval English Michel Medieval French Maximilian, Michael, Mikael, Mikkel, Niklas, Kai, Klaus, Max, Nils Norwegian Maksymilian, Michał, Mikołaj Polish Maximiliano, Miguel, Nicolau, Miguelito, Nico Portuguese Mihai, Mihail, Nicolae, Mihăiță, Neculai, Nicu, Nicușor Romanian Michail, Mikhail, Nikolai, Nikolay, Kolya, Maksimilian, Misha Russian Mihkkal Sami Mìcheal, Micheil, Neacel, Nichol, Nicol Scottish Mihailo, Mihajlo, Nikola, Mijo, Miša, Miško, Nikica Serbian Maximilián, Michal, Mikuláš Slovak Mihael, Miklavž, Nikola, Nikolaj, Miha, Nik, Niko Slovene Maximiliano, Miguel, Nicolás, Miguelito, Nico Spanish Maximilian, Michael, Mikael, Niklas, Claes, Kai, Klas, Max, Nils Swedish Mikail Turkish Mikhailo, Mykhailo, Mykhaylo, Mykola, Mykhail Ukrainian Meical Welsh
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute