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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  • Mikel

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    Although this is a legitimate European form of Michael, parents who choose it see it as a streamlined, simplified spelling. Read More 

  • Mikhail

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    One of the most familiar Russian names in the West, thanks to ballet great Mikhail Baryshnikov and state head Mikhail Gorbachev.Read More 

  • Mikhos

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  • Mikk

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  • Mikkel

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    Unless you're Nordic, probably best to stick with Michael if you want to avoid a life of confusion and misspelling.Read More 

  • Mikko

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    Cute Finnish version of Michael.Read More 

  • Miquel

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  • Mischa

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    Though the Mischa spelling is migrating toward the feminine side thanks to actress Mischa Barton, this Russian boys' short form still works for children of both sexes, as Mischa or Misha.Read More 

  • Misha

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    Brought into the American consciousness as the nickname of ballet great Mikhail Baryshnikov, it more recently took on a unisex air via TV and screen actress Mischa Barton. Could become the next... Read More 

  • Misha

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    Brought into the American consciousness as the nickname of ballet great Mikhail Baryshnikov, it more recently took on a unisex air via TV and screen actress Mischa Barton. Could become the next... Read More 

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