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Michael's International Variations

Michael is one of the most popular baby names of the past century. To honor a dad or grandpa named Michael, or find a fresh way to spin the old favorite, consider these international baby names that are variations on the original.
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  • Makis

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  • Meical

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  • Mica

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    Mica is not the same name -- though it sounds the same -- as Micah, but the h makes it feel more masculine. Read More 

  • Micah

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    Micah is a biblical name that growing numbers of parents are looking at as a more unusual alternative to Michael, projecting a shinier, more lively image. Micah is the name of a biblical prophet a... Read More 

  • Micha

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    The many names connected more by letter and sound than by root -- Micha, Micah, Mica, Misha, Mischa, Michal, and of course Michael -- can get very confusion, and this variation is sure to cause pro... Read More 

  • Michael

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    Michael was the Number 1 American boys' name for almost half a century. Now, though, Michael has moved down to seventh place, still translating to about an annual 15,000+ babies. How has Michael ... Read More 

  • Michal

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    Michal may be one of several Eastern European forms of Michael, though there is a biblical Michal who is female, the daughter of Saul and wife of David. Read More 

  • Micheil

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  • Michel

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    While the (male) French form is pronounced in English like the girls' name Michelle and the German form had a hard k-like sound in the middle, this variation of Michael is distinguished by being us... Read More 

  • Michele

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    One of the few Italian forms less attractive than the original, this time because it will forever be mistaken with the feminine version. Read More 

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