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What does Mikaela mean?

Mikaela [mi-kae-la] as a girls' name. Mikaela's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Mikaela is "who is like God?". Mikaela is a version, with the prefix Mik-, of Michaela (Hebrew): Latin feminine transcription of Michael. Mikaela is also a form of Michelle (French, Hebrew).


Mikaela has 17 variants: Macaela, Mackayla, Makayla, Makyla, Mckayla, Mechaela, Micaela, Michaella, Mikayla, Mikella, Mikhaila, Mikhayla, Mikyla, Miquela, Mychaela, Mykala and Mykela.

Mikaela has 19 more alternative forms via Michaela, Michelle: Meeskaela, Mekea, Michael, Michaele, Michaila, Michayla, Michela, Michele, Michell, Michella, Miguela, Mihaela, Mihaila, Mihalia, Mike, Mikelle, Mischaela, Mishaila and Miskaela.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Magla, Mikaeda, ..

(male) Mikaeley, Mikaeman, ..

How popular is Mikaela?

Mikaela is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3864 out of 4276, Top 90%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the baby name history of Mikaela for girls. Mikaela was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #273 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is presently at #573. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Makayla (#123 in 2014), Makyla, Mckayla (#876), Micaela (#1088), Michael, Michaela (#478), Michaele, Michaella, Michayla, Michela, Michele, Michell, Michelle (#187), Mikayla (#320) and Mykala are the popular related forms of Mikaela (#573 in 2014). These forms of Mikaela were popular with parents in the 1970s (adoption of 3.13%) and have become much less common since (adoption 0.43%, down 86%), with forms such as Michaela becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mikaela, Makayla, Makyla, Mckayla, Micaela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michael, Michaela, Michaele, Michaella, Michayla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michela, Michele, Michell, Michelle, Mikayla, Mykala in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Mikaela is alike in pronunciation to Michala. Other suggested similar names are Akela, Akiela, Caela, Fiala, Fidela, Gisela, Gizela, Jakayla, Jisela, Kaela, Laela, Maeja, Mahala, Mahalla, Makara, Makaria, Makena, Mala, Manuela, Marcela, Mariela, Marla, Marvela, Mela, Mical, Migdalla (see Migdalia), Mika, Mila, Milada, Miladena, Milana, Milanka, Mileena, Milena, Milla, Mirabel, Mirabell, Mirabella, Mirana, Miranda, Mirell, Mirella, Mireya, Mirilla, Mirla, Miyana, Miyanna, Mohala, Morela, Nikola, Nirela, Rafaela, Richela, Shaela, Sissela and Timaula. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mikaela.