Gender: Male Meaning of Mitchell: "who is like God" Origin of Mitchell: English variation of Michael Mitchell's Popularity in 2019: #699

Mitchell Origin and Meaning

The name Mitchell is a boy's name of English origin meaning "who is like God".

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.

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Rank in US: #699

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Pop Culture References for the name Mitchell

Mitch, Mytch, Mitchill, Michell, Mitchel


Rosie2525 Says:


Mitch is a fine nickname, although some people are worried about the name bearer being called a derogatory name for a woman. But in all honesty, if some child on the playground wants to be a bully, they will call the kid whatever name they want to, because bullies are mean and that is life. However, while Mitch is a perfectly acceptable nickname, I like the full name Mitchell; it is a strong, handsome name that I'm growing more fond of :)

CaribbeanQueen Says:


"Mitch" is actually being used as a derogatory slang word now, for a feminine or cowardly man. I always liked the full name Mitchell though.

Addie88 Says:


I think this is a good alternative to Matthew if you like that name but want something more interesting. Mitch is lovely and so much better than Matt, in my opinion.

Guest Says:


Mitch rhymes with...... so I'd never use it.