Mitchell - Meaning of Mitchell
[ 2 syll. mit-(c)hel(l), mi-tche-ll ] The baby boy name Mitchell is pronounced as MIHK-ehL †. Mitchell is used predominantly in the English language, and its origin is Hebrew and Old French. The first name is derived from the Norman French surname, itself a medieval form of Michael under the influence of an Anglicized pronunciation of its variant Michel.
Mitchell is a variation (English) of the name Michael (Czech, English, French, German, and Yiddish).
Mitchell has 18 variations. Variations include Mitchall, Mitcham, Mitchelle, Mitchem, Mitchil, Mitchill, Mitchim, Mitchom, Mitchum, Mitchym, Mytch, Mytchel, Mytchell, Mytchil, and Mytchill. The short form Mitch, the diminutive form Michey, and the variant spelling Mitchel are other English forms.
Both the origin and meaning of Mitchell is inherited by all variant forms.
Mitchell is a classic favorite. Today it is still fairly popular as a baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. At the modest height of its usage in 1994, 0.264% of baby boys were given the name Mitchell. It ranked at #71 then. The baby name has since experienced a marked loss in popularity, and is in recent years of occasional use. In 2018, its usage was only 0.020% and its ranking #649. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Mitchell, Michael was the most frequently used. In 2018, it was used 30 times more than Mitchell.
Baby names that sound like Mitchell include Miquel, Mitchel, MacCall, MacColl, Maccoll, MacElroy, Macelroy, Machael, Maciel, MacKile, MacKyle, Mackile, Mackswel, Mackswell, Mackswil, Mackswill, Mackwelle, Mackyle, MacNiall, and Macniall.
† Pronunciation for Mitchell: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"