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What does Mikaela mean?

Mikaela Pronunciation of Mikaela [mikaela] as a girls' name is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Mikaela is "who is like God?". Mikaela is a version 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.

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.

Creative forms:
(female) Mikaena, Mikaera, ..

(male) Mikaed, Mikaeme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mikaela Ruth (M.R.), ..

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)

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 #603. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Makayla (#143 in 2015), Makyla, Mckayla (#1027), Micaela (#1133), Michael, Michaela (#496), Michaele, Michaella, Michayla, Michela, Michele, Michell, Michelle (#192), Mikayla (#349) and Mykala are the popular related forms of Mikaela (#603 in 2015). These forms of Mikaela were popular with parents in the 1970s (adoption of 3.13%) and have become much less common since (adoption 0.39%, down 88%), with forms such as Michelle 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.

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