What does Michael mean?

Definitions for Michael
ˈmaɪ kəlmichael

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Michael.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Michaelnoun

    (Old Testament) the guardian archangel of the Jews

Wiktionary

  1. Michaelnoun

    An archangel associated with defending Israel in the tribulation.

  2. Michaelnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

    Yea, it seems to me not fit for Christian humility to call a man Gabriel or Michael, giving the names of angels to the sons of mortality.

  3. Michaelnoun

    An archangel associated with defending the faithful in the tribulation.

  4. Etymology: From Vulgate Michael, Michahel, from.

Wikipedia

  1. Michael

    Michael is a masculine given name derived from the Hebrew phrase מי כאל‎ mī kāʼēl, 'Who [is] like-El', in Aramaic: ܡܝܟܐܝܠ (Mīkhāʼēl [miχaˈʔel]). The theophoric name is a rhetorical question – "Who [is] like [the Hebrew God] El?", whose answer is "there is none like El", or "there is none as famous and powerful as God." This question is known in Latin as Quis ut Deus?. Although sometimes considered erroneous, an alternative spelling of the name is Micheal. Patronymic surnames that come from Michael include Carmichael, DiMichele, MacMichael, McMichael, Michaels, Micallef, Michaelson, Michiels, Michalka, Michels, Mihály, Mikeladze, Mikhaylov, Mikkelsen, Mitchell, Michalski, Mykhaylenko and Mikaelyan.

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  1. Michael

    The name Michael is a masculine given name that is derived from Hebrew origins. It is a popular name that is found in various cultures and languages worldwide. Generally, Michael is associated with qualities such as strength, leadership, and protection.

Wikidata

  1. Michael

    Michael is an archangel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic teachings. Roman Catholics, the Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, and Lutherans refer to him as "Saint Michael the Archangel" and also as "Saint Michael". Orthodox Christians refer to him as the "Taxiarch Archangel Michael" or simply "Archangel Michael". In Hebrew, Michael means "who is like God". Michael is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel, once as a "great prince who stands up for the children of your people". The idea that Michael was the advocate of the Jews became so prevalent that in spite of the rabbinical prohibition against appealing to angels as intermediaries between God and his people, Michael came to occupy a certain place in the Jewish liturgy. In the New Testament Michael leads God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan. In the Epistle of Jude Michael is specifically referred to as an "archangel". Christian sanctuaries to Michael appeared in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel, and then over time as a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil. By the 6th century, devotions to Archangel Michael were widespread both in the Eastern and Western Churches. Over time, teachings on Michael began to vary among Christian denominations.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Michael

    an archangel, the leader of the heavenly host, at never-ending war with the devil and his angels in their arrogance of claim; is represented in art as clad in armour, with a sword in one hand and a pair of scales in the other to weigh the souls of men at the judgment. Festival, September 20.

  2. Michael

    the name of a succession of eight emperors who, at different periods, occupied the throne of the East from 811 to 1282, the last being Michael VIII., the founder of the Palæologic dynasty. Michael Angelo Buonarotti

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MICHAEL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Michael is ranked #847 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Michael surname appeared 40,736 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 14 would have the surname Michael.

    83.5% or 34,051 total occurrences were White.
    8.8% or 3,617 total occurrences were Black.
    3% or 1,247 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 794 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.8% or 754 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 273 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Michael' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1124

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Michael' in Written Corpus Frequency: #911

Anagrams for Michael »

  1. chameli

  2. Micheal

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Michael in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Michael in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Michael in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    The Government looks like to me that Michael Flynn would be exonerated based on everything that I see, i'm not President Trump, but I have a different type of power.

  2. Deputy District Attorney Dan Akemon:

    Michael Gargiulo hobby was plotting the perfect opportunity to attack women with a knife in and around their homes.

  3. Jerry Nadler:

    Unlike in the hearing room, Mr. Attorney General Matt Whitaker did not deny that the President called him to discuss the Michael Cohen case and personnel decisions of the Southern District.

  4. Lisa Storie-Avenatti:

    [ Avenatti ] is hot tempered and used to having Michael Avenatti way – when Michael Avenatti does n’t Michael Avenatti gets extremely loud and verbally aggressive.

  5. President Trump:

    I don’t want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet. We’ll see what happens, let’s see, I can say this: When you look at what’s gone on with the FBI and the Justice Department, people are very, very angry.

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