How popular is the baby name Michaelangelo in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Michaelangelo.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Michaelangelo

Posts that Mention the Name Michaelangelo

Donatello, the Ninja Turtle Baby Name

Donatello the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Donatello of TMNT
The name Donatello debuted on the baby name charts in 1990:

  • 1992: unlisted
  • 1991: 11 boys named Donatello
  • 1990: 12 boys named Donatello [debut]
  • 1989: unlisted

If you were a TV-watching kid during those years, you already know what inspired this one: the brainy, purple-masked, bo staff-wielding turtle Donatello from the cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Turtle-mania peaked during the late ’80s and early ’90s, and if you look at the three other Ninja Turtle names — Leonardo, Michaelangelo*, and Raphael — you’ll see that usage for all of them rose during this period. (All four turtles were named after Renaissance artists.)

And now, the important question of all: Who’s your favorite Ninja Turtle?

*The character’s name is spelled correctly (Michelangelo) nowadays, but back then it was not.