Popularity today: #2
Style: Biblical, Timeless
Nicknames: Mike, Mickey, Mick, Mitch
Variants: Micheal, Michel, Mikel, Miguel
Sisters: Rebecca, Diana, Christine, Rachel, Laura
Brothers: David, Steven, Matthew, Daniel, Patrick
The dominant name of the late 20th century, Michael reigned as America's top choice from the '50s until Jacob finally stole the crown in 1999. Its hallmark is versatility: It's Old Testament! It's New Testament! It's black! It's white! It's Mike, it's Mickey, it's Mitch! And Michael's immense popularity has only contributed to its standing as a name without boundaries or preconceptions.