Mickle name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mickle

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Mic"kle
Much; great.

Etymology: OE. mikel muchel mochel mukel, AS. micel mycel; akin to OS. mikil, OHG. mihil mihhil, Icel. mikill mykill, Goth. mikils, L. magnus, Gr. me`gas, gen. mega`loy; cf. Skr. mahat. √103. Cf. Much Muckle Magnitude

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

From Middle English mickle, michel, mikel, mochel, muchel, mukel (“much; many; large, tall; great”), from Old English miċel, myċel (“big, large; great; much”) or Old Norse mikill (“great, tall; much”), both from Proto-Germanic *mikilaz (“great, large; many, much”), from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (“big, great”). The word is cognate with Icelandic mikill (“large in quantity or number; much; great”).

For the adverb and noun forms, compare Middle English muchel (“extensively, greatly, much”, adverb) and Middle English muchel (“large amount”, noun).

The noun sense “a small amount” was due to the proverb many a little makes a mickle being incorrectly rendered as many a mickle makes a muckle, leading to mickle being thought to mean “a small quantity” and muckle to mean “a large quantity”, even though muckle is a variant of mickle and both mean “a large quantity”.

  1. (archaic, chiefly Scotland) A great amount.
    Many a little makes a .
  2. (archaic, Scotland, originally erroneous) A small amount.
  3. (obsolete) Great or important people as a class.
  4. (obsolete) Greatness, largeness, stature.

mickle was also found in the following language(s): Scots

Notable Persons Named Mickle

Notable Persons Named Mickle

Mickle Niklsson

Mickle Niklsson is an athlete for the Beaches FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mickle

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mickle

Jim Mickle

Jim Mickle is a film director. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Jim was born in 1979 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States.

Kimberley Mickle

Kimberley was born on December 28th, 1984 in Perth, Western Australia.

Andrew H. Mickle

Andrew was born on October 25th, 1805 in New York City. Andrew is also known as Mickle, Andrew Hutchins; Mickle, and A. H.. He died on January 25th, 1863.

Stephan P. Mickle

Stephan P. Mickle is a Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Senior Judgeof theUnited States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, and. Stephan was born in 1944.

William Julius Mickle

William Julius Mickle is a poet.

Marcus Mickle

Marcus Mickle is an athlete for the ASG Juventus de Sainte-Anne.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mickle U.S.
  White 69.07% 64.26%
  African American 25.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mickle

People with the last name Mickle are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Mickle

  • How Popular is the name Mickle? Mickle is the 25,584th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mickle was the 7,983rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mickle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 234 babies born with the first name Mickle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mickle to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mickle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mickle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mickle is Thursday, February 9th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Mickle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mickle was in 1958 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Mickle: The name spelled backwards is Elkcim. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Emckli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mickle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,141 people with the last name Mickle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mickle? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Mickle as their last name.
  • Mickle name meaning

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