Origin/meaning: Hebrew, "Who is like God?"
Why it's a top name: Michael is a perennial fave for the ages: it's held a number one or two spot since 1954, although it slipped to eighth place in 2012 to make way for trendier names. Even as grown men, Michaels always seem to maintain their boyish charm.
Michaels you might know:
- Actor Michael Douglas
- Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps (pictured)
- Singer Michael Jackson
- Basketball player Michael Jordan