Michel (name)

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Michel
Pronunciation/ˈmkəl/
French: [miˈʃɛl]
GenderMale
Origin
Word/NameHebrew: מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל[ˌmixäˈʔel]
MeaningWho Is Like God?
Region of originFrance, South Africa , Netherlands, Germany
Other names
Related namesMichael, Michelle
 
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Michel
Pronunciation/ˈmkəl/
French: [miˈʃɛl]
GenderMale
Origin
Word/NameHebrew: מִיכָאֵל / מיכאל[ˌmixäˈʔel]
MeaningWho Is Like God?
Region of originFrance, South Africa , Netherlands, Germany
Other names
Related namesMichael, Michelle

Michel is both a given name and a surname. The name has several different origins but commonly French (from where the standard English pronunciation is derived), German, Dutch, and Afrikaans. In these instances Michel is equivalent to the English personal name Michael. Mitxel which is also an equivalent of Michael. When of Czech, Slovak or Polish origin it is a variant of the personal name Michal. When of Greek origin, the surname Michel is a shortened form of various patronymic derivatives of Michael. Examples of such are Michelakis, Michelakakis, or Michelakos.[1]

Persons with the surname[edit]

Persons with the given name[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michel Name Meaning and History". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 

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