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Micah (boy)

What does Micah mean?

Micah Pronunciation of Micah 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH biblical, prophet, book (literary)


VARIANTS Mike, Mikey, Mikal, Mycah

RELATIONS VIA MICHAEL Makai, Meical, Micael, Mical, Micha, Michail, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal, Michel, Mick, Mickey, Micky, Miesha, Mihai, Mihail, Mihaly, Mikael, Mikel, Miko, Mikol, Miky, Mischa, Misha, Mitch, Mychal, Mykal

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How popular is Micah?

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Micah entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #103 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Michael (#14 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Makai (#572), Micheal (#1019), Mike (#1125), Mikael (#1172), Mikel (#1223), Mickey (#1870), Mick, Micky, Michel, Mikal, Michale, Michal, Mitch, Mychal and Mykal are the popular varying forms of Micah (#103). Usage of these forms of Micah was widespread in the 1950s (USAGE OF 4.65%) and has become much diminished since (USAGE 0.92%, DOWN 80%). Michael is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Micah appears to be getting popular too, while versions like Micheal used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Micah, Makai, Michael, Michal, Michale in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Micheal, Michel, Mick, Mickey, Micky in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mikael, Mikal, Mike, Mikel, Mitch in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mychal, Mykal in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Micah is alike in pronunciation to Mccoy, Mckay, Miki and Mikio. Another suggested similar-sounding name is Milan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Micah.

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