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Name Origins: Michael

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Julie Helen Otto

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MICHAEL (m): Hebrew, "who is like God" [sometimes interpreted as a statement, sometimes as a question]. In the Bible, Michael the Archangel, at the head of the hosts of Heaven, cast Satan into Hell, and will sort souls at the Day of Judgment. The given name MICHAEL has also given rise to the surnames MITCHELL, MIGHELL, etc.

 

MICHEL (m): French form of MICHAEL.
MICHÈLE/MICHELLE (f): French feminine forms of MICHAEL.
MICHELE (m): Italian form of MICHAEL.


Posted by Michael Leclerc at 08/02/2011 03:30:00 AM | 


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