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Meaning and name origin

Michaela \m(i)-chae-la\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Kayla, Macaela, Mackayla, Makayla, Makyla, Mckayla, Mechaela, Meeskaela, Mekea, Micaela, Micaiah, Michal, Michael, Michaele, Michaelina, Michaeline, Michaella, Michaila, Michalin, Michayla, Michele, Michelina, Micheline, Michelle, Mickee, Mickey, Micki, Mickie, Micky, Miguela, Miguelina, Miguelita, Mihaela, Mahalya, 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 is a very popular first name for females (#1052 out of 4276, Top 25%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Michaela for girls. Michaela reached its highest rank of #100 in the U.S. in 1997. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Michaela and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kayla (#102), Makayla (#123), Michelle (#187), Mikayla (#320), Michaela (#478), Mikaela (#573), Shayla (#746), Mckayla (#876), Calla, Cayla, Michael, Mickie, Mickey, Michelina, Micaela and Michele. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Calla, Cayla, Kayla, Makayla, Mckayla, Micaela, Michael, Michaela, Michele, Michelina in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Calla, Kayla, Makayla, Mckayla, Micaela outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

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