Gender Masculine
Usage Hungarian
Pronounced Pron. 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.

Related Names

VariantsKolos, Misi
Other Languages & CulturesNikollë(Albanian) Nicolaus, Nikolaos(Ancient Greek) Maximilianus(Ancient Roman) Mikha'il(Arabic) Mikel, Mitxel, Nikola(Basque) Mikalai, Mikalay, Mikhail(Belarusian) Michael(Biblical) Michael, Mikhael(Biblical Greek) Mikha'el(Biblical Hebrew) Michael(Biblical Latin) Mikael(Breton) Mihail, Mikhail, Nikola, Nikolai, Nikolay, Mincho, Minko, Misho(Bulgarian) Miquel, Nicolau(Catalan) Myghal(Cornish) Maksimilijan, Mihael, Mihovil, Nikola, Miho, Mijo, Miško, Nikica, Niko, Nikša(Croatian) Maxmilián, Michael, Michal, Mikuláš, Max, Mikoláš, Mikula, Nikola(Czech) Michael, Mikael, Mikkel, Nicolai, Niklas, Nikolaj, Claus, Kai, Kaj, Klaus, Max, Maximilian, Nels, Nicklas, Niclas, 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, Collyn, 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, Miko, Miska, Niclas, 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, Maxi, Micha, Michel, Michi, Nickolaus, Nico, Nicolaus, Niko(German) Niklaus(German (Swiss)) Michail, Michalis, Mihail, Mihalis, Nicolaos, Nikolaos, Nik, Nikolas, Nikos(Greek) Mikala(Hawaiian) Mikhael(Hebrew) Mícheál, Nioclás(Irish) Massimiliano, Michele, Niccolò, Nicola, Nico, Nicolao, Nicolò(Italian) Mihails, Miķelis, Nikolajs, Klāvs, Niklāvs(Latvian) Klaos(Limburgish) Mykolas(Lithuanian) Klaas(Low German) Mihail, Nikola, Nikolče, Nikolche(Macedonian) Mikaere, Nikora(Maori) Nichol, Nicol, Col(Medieval English) Michael, Mikael, Mikkel, Nicolai, Niklas, Kai, Klaus, Max, Maximilian, Milian, Nils(Norwegian) Maksymilian, Michał, Mikołaj(Polish) Maximiliano, Miguel, Nicolau, Micael, Miguelito, Nico(Portuguese) Mihai, Mihail, Nicolae, Mihăiță, Neculai, Nicu, Nicușor(Romanian) Michail, Mikhail, Nikolai, Nikolay, Kolya, Maksimilian, Misha, Mishka(Russian) Mihkkal, Niillas, Nilas(Sami) Mìcheal, Micheil, Neacel, Nichol, Nicol(Scottish) Mihailo, Mihajlo, Nikola, Mijo, Miša, Miško, Nikica(Serbian) Maximilián, Michal, Mikuláš(Slovak) Maksimilijan, Mihael, Miklavž, Nikola, Nikolaj, Miha, Nik, Niko(Slovene) Maikel, Maximiliano, Miguel, Nicolás, Maxi, Miguelito, Nico(Spanish) Maximilian, Michael, Mikael, Niklas, Claes, Kai, Klas, Max, Micael, Milian, Nicklas, Niclas, Nils(Swedish) Mikail(Turkish) Mikhailo, Mykhailo, Mykhaylo, Mykola, Mykhail(Ukrainian) Meical(Welsh)

Name Days

Hungary: October 12

Entry updated July 2, 2017