The name Michael is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means Who Is Like God?.In the Bible, Michael was an archangel. The meaning of the name Michael is a question, meaning "who could possibly be as great as God?" Often it is misinterpreted to mean "he who is like God," which is exactly opposite.Famous Michaels include Michael Jordan, athlete. Michael Douglas, actor. Michael J. Fox, actor. Michael Jackson, singer/dancer.