Michael

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English[edit]

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From Vulgate Latin Michael, Michahel, from Hebrew מיכאל (mikhael, who is like God?).

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Michael

  1. A male given name.
    • 1629, Thomas Adams, Meditations upon Creed, The Works of Thomas Adams, James Nichol (1862), volume 3, page 212:
      Yea, it seems to me not fit for Christian humility to call a man Gabriel or Michael, giving the names of angels to the sons of mortality.
    • 2008, Philip Hensher, The Northern Clemency, Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799, page 498:
      He works in the steelworks, the boyfriend, on the factory floor. I'd say that was quite unusual, he's called Michael. Insists on that, he does, not being called Mike or Micky or Mick, pretends not to hear you, then, "No, my name's actually Michael."
  2. (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) An archangel associated with defending Israel in the tribulation.
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From German Michael.

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Michael

  1. A German male given name.
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Danish[edit]

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From Vulgate Latin Michael, Michahel, from Hebrew מיכאל (mikhael, who is like God?).

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Michael

  1. A common Danish male given name.

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  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 60 908 males with the given name Michael (compared to 9 297 named Mikael) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

German[edit]

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From Vulgate Latin Michael, Michahel, from Hebrew מיכאל (mikhael, who is like God?).

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Michael ? (genitive Michaels)

  1. A common German male given name.
  2. Michael the Archangel.

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Latin[edit]

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From the Ancient Greek Μῐχᾱήλ (Mikhāēl), from the Hebrew מִיכָאֵל (mikha'él, Michael, literally Who is like God?).

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Michāēl m (genitive Michāēlis); third declension

  1. A male given name: Michael
  2. the Archangel Michael
    • ante AD 407, Biblia Vulgata, Dan. 10:13:
      Princeps autem regni Persarum restitit mihi viginti et uno diebus; et, ecce, Michahel, unus de principibus primis, venit in adiutorium meum: et ego remansi ibi iuxta regem Persarum.
      But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; but, behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me: and I remained there with the kings of Persia. ― World English Bible translation

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Third declension.

Number Singular
nominative Michāēl
genitive Michāēlis
dative Michāēlī
accusative Michāēlem
ablative Michāēle
vocative Michāēl

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  • Michāēl in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Norwegian[edit]

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From Vulgate Latin Michael, Michahel, from Hebrew מיכאל (mikhael, who is like God?).

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Michael

  1. A male given name, spelling variant of Mikael.

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  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 4192 males with the given name Michael (compared to 2365 named Mikael) living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

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From Vulgate Latin Michael, Michahel, from Hebrew מיכאל (mikhael, who is like God?). First recorded as a given name in Sweden in the 13th century.

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Michael

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Mikael.

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  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 38 690 males with the given name Michael (compared to 126 744 named Mikael) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on May 19th, 2011.