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.