The name Mitchell is a boy's name of English origin meaning "who is like God". Mitchell is ranked #651 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Popular English Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".
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Mitchell has had something of a roller coaster ride, showing some panache in the forties and fifties, when it was seen as a sharper alternative to Michael with its cool Mitch nickname, slipping a bit, then resurfacing in the 90s when it reached as high as Number 71. Mitchell Pritchett is one of the leading characters on the TV sitcom Modern Family.
Mitchell is an English/Scottish surname name, derived from a medieval nickname of Michael.