Meaning and Name Origin
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.
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%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (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)
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 and has become significantly less since, 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)