Show ContentsMikhail History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Mikhail surname is derived from the given name Mihal, which is the Ukrainian form of Michael. The personal name Michael derives from the Hebrew Mika'el composed of "mi" meaning "who," "ke," meaning "like," and "El," a shortened form for "Eloin," meaning "God," with the whole meaning of "who is (powerful) like God?" The popularity of the name Michael was due to the devotion to the various saints bearing this name, particularly for the archangel Michael, who was head of the angels faithful to God and victor against Satan.

Mikhail Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mihail, Mihailo, Mihailovich, Mihai, Mihailashov, Mihailevich, Mihailenko, Mihailiuk, Mihailuk, Mikhal, Mihailynko, Mihailyak, Mihailko, Mihailkovick, Mihailovsky, Mihaileyko, Mihailenich, Mihailets, Mihailetsky, Mihailick, Mihailina, Mihailiniuk, Mihel, Mikhalyshyn, Michaluk, Michalchuk, Michailouk, Michayluk and many more.

Contemporary Notables of the name Mikhail (post 1700) +

  • A. R. Mikhail, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 15th District, 1996 [1]
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Naidov (1932-2022), Russian miner and politician, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Kemerovo Regional Council of People's Deputies (1990)
  • Mikhail Zhelev (1943-2021), Bulgarian Olympic steeplechase competitor in the 1968 Summer Olympics and in the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Mikhail Vasilyevich Ignatyev (1962-2020), Chuvash politician who served as the Head of the Chuvashia from 2010 to 2020
  • Mikhail Orlov (b. 1967), Russian race walker
  • Mikhail Nikolayevich Elgin (b. 1981), Russian professional tennis player
  • Mikhail Svetin (1930-2015), born Michail Solomonovitch Goltsman, a Ukrainian actor
  • Mikhail Moiseevich Bongard (1924-1971), Russian computer scientist, who invented puzzles known as "Bongard problems"
  • Mikhail Shubin (b. 1988), Russian professional triathlete
  • Mikhail Shubin, Russian-born, American distinguished professor at Northeastern University, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook