Russian variation of Michael
"who is like God"

Mikhail Origin and Meaning

The name Mikhail is a boy's name of Russian origin meaning "who is like God".

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

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Mikhail Rank in US Top 1000

# 1378 on Nameberry

Mikhail Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Mikhail Popularity

Famous People Named Mikhail

  • Mikhail Sergeyevich GorbachevPresident of the Soviet Union
  • Mikhail Nikolayevich BaryshnikovRussian,American dancer and actor
  • Mikhail Afanasyevich BulgakovRussian novelist
  • Mikhail Alexandrovich BakuninRussian revolutionary anarchist
  • Mikhail "Misha" Arkadyevich ShifmanLatvian theoretical physicist
  • Mikhail Yuryevich LermontovRussian writer, poet and painter
  • Mikhail Jurjevič HraboŭskiBelorussian ice hockey player
  • Mikhail Aleksandrovich SholokhovRussian novelist
  • Mikhail Mikhailovich YouzhnyRussian tennis player
  • Mikhail Ivanovich GlinkaRussian composer
  • Mikhail Illarionovich GolenischevKutuzov, Russian field marshal during the Napoleonic Wars
  • Mikhail Petrovich LazarevRussian fleet commander and explorer

Mikhail in Pop Culture

  • Mikhail Bakunincharacter on American TV series 'Lost' Mikhail Victor, character in the game Resident Evil 3