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What does Michaela mean?

Michaela /mi-chae-la/ as a girls' name is pronounced mih-KAY-lah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Michaela is "who is like God?".

Latin feminine form of Michael. Kayla is a popular derivative of this name. Actress Michael Learned.

Associated with: learned (wisdom)


Michaela has 52 variants: Kayla, Macaela, Mackayla, Mahalya, Makayla, Makyla, Mckayla, Mechaela, Meeskaela, Mekea, Micaela, Micaiah, Michael, Michaele, Michaelina, Michaeline, Michaella, Michaila, Michal, Michalin, Michayla, Michele, Michelina, Micheline, Michelle, Mickee, Mickey, Micki, Mickie, Micky, Miguela, Miguelina, Miguelita, Mihaela, Mihaila, Mihalia, Mihaliya, Mikaela, Mikayla, Mike, Mikella, Mikelle, Mikhaila, Mikhayla, Mikki, Mikyla, Mischaela, Mishaila, Miskaela, Mychaela, Mykala and Mykela.

Affiliated girl names: Calla, Cayla, Miki and Shayla.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Michaeda, Michaelia, ..

(male) Michaelus, Michaemar, ..

How popular is Michaela?

Michaela is a very popular first name for females (#1052 out of 4276, Top 25%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#84631 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Presented below is the birth name history of Michaela for girls. Michaela entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #100 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is currently at #478. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Michaela and affiliated names. Kayla (#102 in 2014), Makayla (#123), Michelle (#187), Mikayla (#320), Mikaela (#573), Shayla (#746), Mckayla (#876), Micaela (#1088), Cayla (#1448), Calla (#1551), Micki, Mickey, Mykala, Mikki, Mickie, Michal, Michaele, Michael, Makyla, Michaeline, Michaella, Michele, Michayla and Michelina are the prominent alternative forms of Michaela (#478 in 2014). Adoption of these forms of Michaela reached its apex in the 1970s (adoption of 3.14%) and has become significantly diminished since (adoption 0.66%, down 79%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michaela, Calla, Cayla, Kayla, Makayla in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michaeline, Michaella, Michal, Michayla, Michele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michelina, Michelle, Mickey, Micki, Mickie in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Michaela is pronounced similarly to Michala, Michela and Miquela. Other recommended names are M'chelle, M'shell (see Michelle), Machelle, Mahala, Mahalla, Mechelle, Meshella, Mical, Michaelyn, Michee, Michell, Michella, Micole, Migdalla (see Migdalia), Mishaelle, Mishelle, Mohala, Mychal, Mychele, Mychelle, Myshell, Myshella, Nichele, Nichola, Rachael, Raphaela, Rephaela (see Raphaela), Richanda, Richarda, Richel, Richela, Richele, Richella and Shaela. These names tend to be less commonly used than Michaela.