Michael ( /ˈmaɪkəl/), also occasionally Micheal, is a given name that comes from the Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל (Mikha'el), derived from the question מי כאל (mi k'ʔel) meaning "Who is like God?" In English, it is sometimes shortened to Mike, Mikey, Mickey, or Mick.
Female forms of Michael include Michèle, Michelle, Michaela, Mechelle, Micheline, and Michaelle, although Michael is occasionally seen as a female name, with women named Michael including actresses Michael Learned and Michael Michele. Another form is Mychal, which can either be a male or female name.
Surnames that come from Michael include Carmichael, Dimichele, MacMichael, McMichael, Micallef, Michaelson, Mikkelsen, Mikhaylov, Mykhaylenko, Michaels and Mitchell.
Famous quotes containing the word michael:
“Do we really want to know HOW Michael Jackson makes his music? NO. We want to understand why he needs the bones of the Elephant Manand, until he tells us, it doesnt make too much difference whether or not he really is bad.”
—Frank Zappa (19401993)
“Locked in each human skull is a little world all its own.”
—Robert Tusker, and Michael Curtiz. Dr. Xavier (Lionel Atwill)
“Every family has bad memories.”
—Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)