MICHAEL

American Surname Summary Data for MICHAEL

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 39,369 798 0.015 146
United States (1880 census) 67 41949 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +39302 +41151 +0.015 +145
Other Countries
Australia 2,126 761 0.013 130
United Kingdom 4,002 1563 0.009 87

Top States for MICHAEL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 3,087 1016 0.009 91
Ohio 2,725 405 0.024 240
Pennsylvania 2,659 416 0.022 217
Florida 2,176 886 0.014 136
New York 1,879 882 0.010 99
Top States for MICHAEL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 790 301 0.044 437
Indiana 1,498 413 0.025 246
Ohio 2,725 405 0.024 240
Alaska 150 444 0.024 239
Maryland 1,210 415 0.023 228

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called MICHAEL live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called MICHAEL represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called MICHAEL in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a MICHAEL by picking someone at random in West Virginia than anywhere else.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MICHAEL.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.

MICHEL
MITCHEL
MICHAEL
MICHELL
MICHELS
MCMICHAEL
MIKHAIEL
MICHELE
MICHAELI
MICHEAL
MICHELA
MICHL
MICHIELI
MICHELI
MACHEL
MITCHELL
MOCHEL
MICHAL
MICHAELIS
MICALI
MICALE
MICHALEK
MICHALES
MICHALS
MANGEL
MANGLE
MICHAELS
MANSELL
MICHELLI
MASCALL
MACHOL
MICHALEC
MAZZOLA
MACIEL
MACHLE
MCHALE
MESKILL
MICHA
MACKLEY
MACOLA
MICHAUD
MACHALA
MICKEL
MAGLIOLO
MAGLIOLI
MAGLIO
MICELI
MICHELLO
MICHELLE
MASCIOLI

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of MICHAEL that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.

MICHEAL MCIHAEL MIHCAEL IMCHAEL MICHAE MICHAEA MICHAELA MICHAELE MICHAELI MICHAELO