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What does Makayla mean?

Makayla /ma-kay-la/ as a girls' name. Makayla's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Makayla is "who is like God?". Makayla is an alternate spelling, with the prefix Mak-, of Michaela (Hebrew): Latin feminine variant of Michael.


Makayla has 16 variants: Macaela, Mackayla, Makyla, Mckayla, Mechaela, Micaela, Michaella, Mikaela, Mikayla, Mikella, Mikhaila, Mikhayla, Mikyla, Mychaela, Mykala and Mykela.

Makayla has 6 more alternative forms via Michaela: Kayla, Mahalya, Michayla, Mihaela, Mihaila and Miskaela.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Makayma, Makaysa, ..

(male) Makayle, Makayse, ..

How popular is Makayla?

Makayla is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Makayla is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Makayla for girls. Makayla was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #37 in the U.S. in the year 2008, and is currently at #123. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Makayla name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Makayla outside U.S.

Kayla (#102 from current records), Makyla, Mckayla (#876), Micaela (#1088), Michaela (#478), Michaella, Michayla, Mikaela (#573), Mikayla (#320) and Mykala are the popular varying forms of Makayla (#123 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Makayla reached the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (adoption of 2.05%) and have become much less conventional since (adoption 0.51%, 75%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Makayla, Kayla, Makyla, Mckayla, Micaela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michaela, Michaella, Michayla, Mikaela, Mikayla, Mykala in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Makayla, Kayla, Michaela, Mikaela, Mikayla outside U.S.

Similar Names


Makayla is pronounced similarly to Mckaylee. Other suggested similar names are Bayla, Camala, Camyla, Cayla, Damalla, Dayla, Gavryla (see Gavrila), Gayla, Jakayla, Jayla, Kaala, Kamyla, Latoyla, Layla, Maaja, Maarva, Macaria, Madella, Mafalda, Magali, Magaly, Magdala, Mahala, Mahalah, Mahali, Mahalia, Mahalla, Maiya, Makara, Makaria, Makena, Mala, Malana, Malaysia, Manuela, Manya, Maraya, Marcela, Marcila, Marella, Mariela, Marilla, Markaisa, Marla, Marlayna, Marnya, Marsala, Marsalla, Marya, Maryka, Maryl, Marylea, Marylu, Marysa, Masada, Matana, Matryna, Maya, Mayana, Mayda, Mayra, Maysa, Mohala, Myla, Natala, Pamala, Pamalla, Rafaela, Rayla, Samala, Shayla, Skyla, Tayla and Zakyla. These names tend to be more frequently used than Makayla.