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What does Micaela mean?

Micaela Pronunciation of Micaela [mi-caela] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Micaela is "who is like God?". Micaela is an alternate form of Michaela (Hebrew): Latin feminine variant of Michael. Micaela is also a variation of Michelle (French, Hebrew).


Micaela has 17 variants: Macaela, Mackayla, Makayla, Makyla, Mckayla, Mechaela, Michaella, Mikaela, Mikayla, Mikella, Mikhaila, Mikhayla, Mikyla, Miquela, Mychaela, Mykala and Mykela.

22 more related forms via Michaela, Michelle: Micaiah, Michael, Michaele, Michaelina, Michaila, Michal, Michayla, Michela, Michele, Michelina, Michell, Michella, Mickee, Mickey, Miguela, Mihaela, Mihaila, Mihalia, Mischaela, Mishaila, Miskaela and Mychele.

Creative forms:
(female) Micaena, Micaeta, ..

(male) Micaelan, Micaeler, ..

Middle name pairings:
Micaela Haylee (M.H.), ..

How popular is Micaela?

Micaela is a very prominent first name for females (#1303 out of 4276, Top 30%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Micaela was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #439 in the U.S. in 1995, and is at #1133 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Micaela (#1133 last year) rated in the Top 2000 are Makayla (#143 last year), Makyla, Mckayla (#1027), Michael, Michaela (#496), Michaele, Michaella, Michal, Michayla, Michela, Michele, Michelina, Michell, Michelle (#192), Mickey, Mikaela (#603), Mikayla (#349) and Mykala. Other variants, like Mischaela, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Micaela was well-received among parents during 1970-1979 (median #1560) and is now significantly less (#1470, down 87.6%).

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michaela, Michaele, Michaella, Michal, Michayla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michela, Michele, Michelina, Michell, Michelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mickey, Mikaela, Mikayla, Mykala in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Micaela is pronounced similarly to Michala. Other recommended names are Aricela, Caela, Fiala, Fidela, Gisela, Gizela, Jisela, Kaela, Laela, Luciela, Macaria, Maeja, Mahala, Mahalla, Mala, Manuela, Marcela, Maricela, Mariela, Marla, Marvela, Mela, Mica, Micah, Mical, Michaelyn, Michee, Micole, Migdalla (see Migdalia), Mila, Milada, Miladena, Milana, Milanka, Mileena, Milena, Milla, Mirabel, Mirabell, Mirabella, Mirana, Miranda, Mirell, Mirella, Mireya, Mirilla, Mirla, Miyana, Miyanna, Mohala, Morela, Niccola, Nichola, Nickola, Nicola, Nirela, Rafaela, Richela, Richella, Shaela, Sissela and Timaula. These names tend to be less frequently used than Micaela.

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