Meaning and Name Origin
Makayla \m(a)-kay-la\ as a girls' name has the meaning "who is like God?". Makayla is a variation of Michaela (Hebrew): Latin feminine form of Michael. A very popular choice for a birth name for females.
Makayla▲ has 35 more alternative forms via Michaela: Kayla▲, Mahalya, Meeskaela, Mekea, Micaiah, Michael▼, Michaele, Michaelina, Michaeline, Michaila, Michal, Michalin, Michayla, Michele▼, Michelina, Micheline, Michelle▲, Mickee, Mickey▼, Micki, Mickie, Micky, Miguela, Miguelina, Miguelita, Mihaela, Mihaila, Mihalia, Mihaliya, Mike, Mikelle, Mikki, Mischaela, Mishaila and Miskaela.
Makayla is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Makayla is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Makayla for girls. Makayla was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #37 in the U.S. in the year 2008, and is currently at #123. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Makayla and associated names. Kayla (#102 the previous year), Mckayla (#876), Micaela, Michael, Michaela (#478), Michele, Michelina, Michelle (#187), Mickey, Mickie, Mikaela (#573) and Mikayla (#320) are the popular varying forms of Makayla (#123 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity in the year 1997 and have become much less widespread since, with the forms Mckayla, Micaela, Michael, Michele and Mickey becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable baby names among these are Kayla (#102), Makayla (#123), Michaela (#478), Michelle (#187) and Mikaela (#573). (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Jakayla. Like Makayla, this name is not frequently used.