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Gender: Male Meaning of Mikhail: "who is like God" Origin of Mikhail: Russian variation of Michael

The name Mikhail is a boy's name of Russian origin meaning "who is like God". Mikhail and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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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.

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Famous People Named Mikhail

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov, Russian-American dancer and actor
Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov, Russian novelist
Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, Russian revolutionary anarchist
Mikhail "Misha" Arkadyevich Shifman, Latvian theoretical physicist
Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, Russian writer, poet and painter
Mikhail Jurjevič Hraboŭski, Belorussian ice hockey player
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, Russian novelist
Mikhail Mikhailovich Youzhny, Russian tennis player
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Russian composer
Mikhail Illarionovich Golenischev-Kutuzov, Russian field marshal during the Napoleonic Wars
Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev, Russian fleet commander and explorer

Pop Culture References for the name Mikhail

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