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    Would you like to learn more about the popularity, history and meaning of the name Michael?

    Popularity of the name Michael

    According to the Social Security Administration, Michael was the 17th most popular boy’s name in America in 2021, the 12th in 2020, and 14th in 2018 and 2019. It was the 12th most popular boy’s name in 2017, 8th in 2016 and 9th in 2016! So, this strong, classic name has remained steadily in the top 20 most popular names over the last several years.

    Average number of web searches for the name Michael over time

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    Michael shown on our Train background with Black and Red mats

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    History and meaning of the name Michael

    Michael is of Hebrew origin, meaning “In God’s Image” and “One Who is Like God.” In the Book of Daniel, Michael is named as a great prince and archangel, and protector of Israel, and he is a referred to as Saint Michael across many religions of the world.

    The meaning of the name “Michael” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Michael, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you!

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    Michael on our Baseball background with a Blue Mat

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    Variations we’ve done on the name Michael

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    Famous People named Michael

    Many famous people share the wonderful and classic name, Michael, since it has been such a popular name for so very long. A very famous Michael was Michael Jackson, the incredibly talented singer (and not a bad dancer!) of Jackson Brothers fame, who struck out on his own to gain even more popularity, but sadly died in 2008 at the age of 51. Other famous Michaels include basketball star Michael Jordan; swimming sensation and Olympic champion, Michael Phelps; and the iconic and much loved Canadian-American actor, Michael J. Fox.

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    Michael shown on our Grandpa’s Place background with Black and Silver mats

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    Your Michael

    Is your Michael made in God’s image? I’m absolutely sure he is! I love to hear from our customers about how the meanings of names really do match their namesakes!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our many different versions of Michael and the several different backgrounds and mat combinations for Michael shown here in this blog. Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice!

    Thank you for reading my blog about Michael! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.

    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

    Click here to read the full article.

    I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know if my poem for Michael matches your sweet child, or someone you know.

    If you would like to learn more about how Sharon started writing these beautiful poems, please read Sharon’s story here.

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