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What does Michaela mean?

Michaela \m(i)-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.


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.

For more information, see also related girl names Calla, Cayla, Miki and Shayla.

Michaela has 25 more different forms via Kayla: Caela, Caihla, Caila, Cala, Calla, Cayla, Caylie, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelah, Kahla, Kaila, Kailagh, Kailah, Kalae, Kalah, Kalla, Kaylah, Kayle, Kaylha, Kaylie, Kaylin, Kaylla, Kaylyn and Keyla.


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)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Michaela for girls. Michaela entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #100 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is currently at #478. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 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 usage of Michaela and affiliated names. Kayla (#102 in 2014), Makayla (#123), Michelle (#187), Mikayla (#320), Kaylie (#517), Kaylin (#547), Mikaela (#573), Shayla (#746), Keyla (#867), Mckayla (#876), Mickie, Mickey, Kaila, Kaela, Cayla, Kaylah, Michelina, Micaela, Michael, Kaylyn, Michele and Calla are the prominent alternative forms of Michaela (#478 in 2014). Usage of these girl names reached its apex in 1997 (usage of 0.4606%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2463%, down 46.5%), with versions like Shayla, Kaylyn, Mckayla, Cayla and Mickey becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable baby names in this compilation are Kayla (#102), Mikaela (#573), Makayla (#123), Michelle (#187) and Michaela (#478). (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Calla, Cayla, Kaela, Kaila, Kayla, Kaylah, Kaylie, Kaylin, Kaylyn, Keyla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Makayla, Mckayla, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Michelina, Michelle, Mickey, Mickie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mikaela, Mikayla, Shayla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Michaela is pronounced similarly to Michala and Michela. Other recommended similar baby names are Michell and Michella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Michaela.