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Origin & Meaning

The name Mitchell is of English origin.

The meaning of Mitchell is "who is like G-d".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 504 in baby name popularity for boys with 555 occurrences.  It ranked 15797 in popular baby names for girls with 6 occurrences. 

View the Mitchell Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Mitchell has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Mitchell to other names.


The name Michael is an Anglicized form of the Hebrew name Mi-ke-el (מִיכָאֵל). It is derived from the Hebrew elements Mi, Me meaning "who", ke meaning "like or as" and el a shortened version of elohim meaning "G-d".

The name implies the question who is G-d?

Michael is the name of many characters in the bible, including an archangel. From the Middle Ages to modern times and in various language forms, it has also been a name borne by many of the rulers of Europe.

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Related Names

Mitchell is a form of the name Michael.

Variants of the name Mitchell include Mitcbel, Mitchael, Mitchel.

The names Mitchele, Mitchelle are all forms of Mitchell.

Mitchell has the diminutive (nickname) Mitch.

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Just for fun, see the name Mitchell in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.