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Origin: Austria
Region Origin: Western Europe

The name Michael is of Hebrew origin and has two primary meanings: "who is like God?" and "gift from God". It is found in the Old Testament, notably in the Book of Daniel, and has been a popular name in Western Europe since the Middle Ages and in England since the 12th century. Michael is an archangel in Hebrew tradition and is considered the protector of Israel in the Book of Daniel and the leader of heaven's armies in the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. Due to its religious and historical significance, the name Michael has been borne by emperors, kings, and saints over the centuries.

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