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What does Micah mean?

Micah \m(i)-cah\ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Micah) is pronounced MYE-cah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Micah is "who is like God?". Biblical: a prophet and writer of the Book of Micah. Also used as a variant of Michael.


Micah has 4 variants: Mikal, Mike, Mikey and Mycah.

Micah has 48 more related variations via Michael: Maik, Makai, Meical, Micael, Mical, Micha, Michaelangelo, Michail, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal, Michel, Michelangelo, Michele, Michelet, Michiel, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Miesha, Miguel, Mihai, Mihail, Mihailo, Mihaly, Mihangel, Mikael, Mikel, Mikell, Mikhail, Mikhalis, Mikhos, Mikkel, Miko, Mikol, Miky, Miquel, Mischa, Misha, Mitch, Mitchell, Mychael, Mychal, Mykal, Myke, Mykel and Mykell.


Micah is a very prominent first name for males (#520 out of 1220, Top 43%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Micah for boys. Micah entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #103 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #109 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Micah and corresponding names. Michael (#7 the previous year), Miguel (#146), Mitchell (#504), Makai (#712), Micheal (#811), Mike (#970), Mikhail, Mitch, Mikel, Mykel, Mychal, Mikal, Michel, Michele, Mickey, Mikael and Michale are the popular varying forms of Micah (#109 the previous year). Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3716%) and has become much less since (usage 0.2078%, down 44.1%), with versions such as Micheal, Mitchell, Mike, Mickey and Michel becoming somewhat outmoded. Micah (#109), Makai (#712) and Miguel (#146) are three of the more fashionable names for newborns here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Makai, Micah, Michael, Michale, Micheal, Michel, Michele, Mickey, Miguel, Mikal in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mike, Mikel, Mikhail, Mitch, Mitchell, Mychal, Mykel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Micah, Michael, Mikael, Mitchell outside U.S.