From Hebrew, meaning “Godlike,” which will be hard to believe the first time he melts down into a demonic possession-level tantrum, but easy to believe when he’s sleeping like an angel.
Mike, Mikey, Mick, Mickey, and any of the bazillion spelling variations thereof.
Famous people named Michael:
Singers Michael Jackson and Michael Buble; pro athletes Michael Jordan and Michael Phelps; actors Michael J. Fox, Mike Myers, and Michael B. Jordan (don’t forget the B.); designer Michael Kors.
A 1990 book called Michael: Fun and Facts About a Popular Name and the People Who Made It Great would make a great keepsake for your little Mikey … if you can stomach its $490 Amazon price tag.