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In London the Mitchell surname has a feeling of power attached to it, even a TV series staring a Mitchell family were cast as the villains. Having a Mitchell surname myself I found the name made me popular and weirdly respected... I've no idea how some of you have connected being a Mitchell to being a nerd or being picked on.. both Mitchells in my school were tough. So if you're a Mitchell and you're getting picked on, sort yourself out, you're supposed to be brave and fearless... don't let down our name Mr Mitchell!
― Anonymous User  6/7/2020
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I hate this name. It's just so nerdy and old school and makes me think of little old men.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2020
5
I know more girls with this name than men. Last year I encountered the first girl.

AND THAT BETTER BE THE LAST.
nylonpanda  9/19/2019
-3
Too old fashioned for me. Don't like it.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2019
1
The name Michell could be in refrence to Billy Mitchell, an Air Force general during WW1 or former professional video game player.
loserguy484  8/22/2019
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If you have negative likes. All those dislikes were probably Mitchells.
loserguy484  8/22/2019
1
"Mitch Mitchell" (John Graham Mitchell, 1946-2008) was a notable English drummer, and actor who was best known for his work in the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Amalek  6/12/2019
6
This is my first name. Given that I have a lifetime of experience answering to it, here are a few observations I have which may help if anyone is considering this name for a child:

* Yes, the concerns about being teased and bullied with this name are indeed somewhat valid. ANY name that can be made to rhyme with the word 'bitch' is going to be fraught with peril. I have also been teased with the name 'Michelle' more times than I ever cared to hear it.

* Be aware that finding personalized gift shop items with this name is surprisingly difficult. Most gift shops I visit will have items for Michael and Michelle, but not for me. A notable example was when I visited the Corn Palace in South Dakota (which is doubly frustrating, because the name of the town where it is located is actually Mitchell!)

* Also be aware that, if you name your child this, you are condemning him to a lifetime of people misspelling his name, and also asking, "Is that with one L, or two?" (Though, this can be avoided by using the shorter form 'Mitch'.)

* On the positive side, though-- Mitchell is a nice middle-ground between being too conspicuous and being too common. The name saw a spike of popularity from the 80s into the mid-90s, so it's not as rare as it used to be... but it's still a decent alternative if you think 'Michael' is overused. It's a name that automatically affords me the ability to stand out in most groups. It also has a very distinct British or Scottish feeling to it, even more than Michael.

* The ultimate etymology being essentially the same as Michael ('who is like God?'), I'm actually pretty happy with what the name actually means. It works in both religious and secular circumstances.

* I personally never really warmed up to the short version 'Mitch', though I will let people call me by that name if I am on very close terms with them (family or really good friends). Otherwise, I tend to think 'Mitch' doesn't really suit me. However, that's a personal preference, and your experience with the name may differ.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2019
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I think of an old grandfather when I hear this name.
― Anonymous User  3/18/2019
5
Actually that's my crush's name, and it's pretty cool. We call him Mitch, and the sound of that is just so HAWT.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2019
5
Mitch is hot.
― Anonymous User  2/5/2019
9
This is a great name for a boy. It's also one of the more classy, traditional surnames used as first names opposed to a lot of the modern, tacky ones.
― Anonymous User  11/27/2018
1
In 2018, 16 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Mitchell who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 367th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
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Handsome name, but would probably never use it due to the association with the gay guy Mitchell from "Modern Family".
― Anonymous User  10/9/2018
1
Also Old English for big https://surnames.behindthename.com/name/Mitchell-2

Related to Mickel as found in surnames such as Mickelthwait which means "big field".
Nifty_Name_Nerd  7/11/2018
1
Mitchell "Mitch" Brenner is a character in the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds".
― Anonymous User  4/23/2018
6
Very nice, classic name. Kinda nerdy sounding though.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2018
2
Mitchell Pritchett is a character in the TV sitcom Modern Family.
minion947  12/20/2017
6
This name is a great alternative to Michael, which is an extremely common name. Michael sounds good too but Mitchell sounds somewhat younger and more energetic than Michael. I know that the short form of the name rhymes with a bad word but I won't mind giving my future kid this name. However, there's a bad association with the name: Hurricane Mitch in 1998 claimed almost 20000 lives in Central America, which put it as the 2nd deadliest hurricane on record.
XYKLONE  12/13/2017
5
I don't really like this name. It just doesn't have that great of a sound to it, plus it's quite old fashioned. I can only picture it on adults or old men.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2017
6
I love the name "Mitchell" because it's nice and God fearing. At first when I was given the name Mitchell I was angry. Now I can see the usefulness of the name. My name is "Mitchell".
mitchell-mbang  11/24/2017
1
Mitchell is also said to come from the Old English word 'mich' meaning "big" and 'hill'. So "someone who lived on or near a big hill." Another early form is Mickel.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  11/16/2017
5
Classic name for a powerful man. I don't prefer the nickname "Mitch" though.
keikeikelly  10/27/2017
1
Mitchell "Mitch" Buchannon is a fictional character from the television series Baywatch. He was played by David Hasselhoff in every season of Baywatch and Baywatch Nights plus in the first season of Baywatch Hawaii. He also appeared in three films, Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise, Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay and Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.
cutenose  5/24/2017
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Another Essex chav name. Mitchell when spoken in the finest estuary twang reminds one of council estates and tattoos.
John Miller  10/6/2016
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This name is awful. I can't stand the nickname Mitch and it sounds like the name of some trashy British guy who spends all his time at the bar drinking beer and whiskey. Plus Mitchel Musso is a pretty bad association too, considering he has criminal charges for drunk driving. And then there's Hurricane Mitch. Definitely not a name I would ever consider!
Acajou  7/28/2015
6
The name Mitchell is freaking sexy and HOT! It's a very respectable sounding name that ages well. :D.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2015
7
Soooo much better than Michael in my opinion, and Mitch is a cute nickname.
lilpimpteller  3/24/2015
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To be honest with you, I LOVE this name, but probably would never name a boy this because you know at some point he would get teased by someone calling him "Mitch the Bitch".
jdstew76  12/27/2014
5
I have a cousin Mitchy aka Mitchell. I like this name better than Michael. It isn't that popular at all.
blueeyesparkle  9/12/2013
2
Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom is an American writer. He was born May 23, 1958 in Passaic, New Jersey. He is best known for his novels "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "The Five People You Meet in Heaven".
― Anonymous User  3/28/2012
1
Deceased comedian Mitch Hedberg is a famous bearer of this name.
Tawnee  3/22/2011
1
Mitchell "Mitch" Hewer is a young English actor who's been on the TV shows 'Skins' & 'Brittania High'.
persephone1313  11/7/2010
1
Actor Mitchell "Mitch" Pileggi played Walter Skinner on The X-Files.
ClementineFox7  8/1/2009
1
John Mitchell, a fictional vampire from the Horror Dramedy series 'Being Human', is a famous bearer. He's usually referred to by his last name.
DestructoGirl  7/27/2009
1
A famous bearer of this name is youtube star Mitchell Davis.
fearthebananaman  7/20/2009
-8
I like this name! But ugh, it looks SO feminine to me spelled Mitchell, I prefer it spelled Mitchel.
italiannames  7/16/2009
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WHY would you name a kid this? It is my least favourite name out of all names. Eek, it sounds like fingernails down a blackboard. Mitchell. It's the 'itch' sound especially. Just don't name your son this.
Aiman  5/26/2009
6
I don't consider Mitchell unusual or refreshing at all. This name is very popular for teens and early 20s in my area.
BellamynSora  5/14/2009
6
When I hear this name I think of a fast, short soccer-loving kid.
adamhawk  5/7/2009
1
Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind.
RachelLee  1/26/2009
6
I have an uncle named Mitchell. It's so sweet and gentleman-like. I've only met a few other Mitchells. I'm glad this name isn't overused, it's a nice change from Michael, although I've met plenty of Michaels who were nice and handsome.
_0TophasNails_1  12/1/2008
6
I really like this name, although it seems to be getting kind of common, but it isn't as overly used as Michael.
thebyrd  10/26/2007
7
My best friend's name is Mitchell. It's actually his middle name. I love it. I think it is a little bit unique. I was quite shocked when it said that it came from the name Michael.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2007
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Micel (pronounced Mitchell) meant 'great' in Old English.
― Anonymous User  4/22/2007
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I've never really liked this name. It sounds slimy to me. But it's getting popular now in some places.
scarletquillraven  12/18/2006
1
Connotation for the name Mitchel means "who is like God?"
― Anonymous User  4/10/2006
1
The name Mitchell was first used in the 1840's. Also, there was Hurricane Mitch, which was a powerful hurricane that struck Central America.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2005

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