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The Top Ten Michael Facts You Didn't Know You Needed to Know

Alongside our Games with Names range, today it's time for a sneak peek at the name Michael.

Michael is a popular name for all ki nds of males from grown men to baby boys. It is of Hebrew origin and means "Who is like God?" If you have a psecial Michael in your life or are named Michael yourself, check out these top ten facts about this awesome name!

1. The name Michael has been around for centuries—it was even mentioned in the Bible!
2. It is the name of two archangels in the Bible.
3. Saint Michael is the patron saint of police officers, soldiers, and paramedics.
4. In 2018, it was the ninth most popular baby boy name in the United States.
5. Songs with the name Michael in the title include "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" by Harry Belafonte and "Michael" by Franz Ferdinand.
6. It can be pronounced a few different ways, including Mee-kal, Mik-kel, and My-kal.
7. Famous Michaels include basketball player Michael Jordan, actor Michael J. Fox, and singer Michael Jackson.
8. Notable fictional characters named Michael include Michael Corleone from The GodFather and Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc.
9. In astrology, people born under the sign of Scorpio are sometimes given the nickname "Micheals."
10. When shortened, some common nicknames for Michael include Mike, Mick, and Mickey.

We hope you enjoyed this race through some fun facts about the name Michael! For almost every other imaginable Michael fact, please check out our unique Michael Game here.