That guy's in the same league with Thomas Midgley Jr.
in terms of "most deaths inadvertently caused by a single person's actions".
Being named after the Archangel didn't help him
any, at least in the long run.
Most cultures, though, did tend to believe that names had real power. In Biblical times, names like "Nabal" (meaning Fool) or "Gareb" (Scabby) were believed to be given in order to ward off evil spirits, who would seemingly only be interested in harming the strong and smart ones. I remember reading of similar beliefs persisting among the Ethiopians.
It's not entirely superstition, though. Nominative determinism
does appear to exist. Just look at Thomas Crapper
, Creflo Dollar