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Meaning and Name Origin

Micah \m(i)-cah\ as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Micah) is pronounced MYE-cah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Micah is "who is like God?". Biblical: name of a daughter of King Saul who married King David. Also used as a short form of Michael.


Micah has 5 variants: Meeca, Meica, Mika, Myka and Mykah.

Micah has 2 more different forms via Michael: Michaele and Mikelle.

Micah has 1 masculine form: Mike.


Micah is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2413 out of 4276, Top 56%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Micah for girls. Micah was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #582 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is currently at #994. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Micah name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Micah and affiliated names. Michael is the only other popular variation form of Micah (#994 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 and are now much less popular, with the versions Micah and Michael becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Micah, Michael in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Micah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Micah is pronounced similarly to Mica, Micaiah, Micki and Micky. Other suggested similar baby names are Miah, Mical, Michi, Milcah and Mirah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Micah.