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Michaela, a feminine version of Michael, comes with many alternative spellings and nicknames, but the baby name's versatility doesn't end there. It pairs well with both classic and current middle names, and we think it sounds especially pretty combined with a nature name, like Ivy or Rose. Michaela was most popular during the 1990s, but it remains one of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States.

Meaning of the name Michaela:

Hebrew: Who is like God?

Origin of the name Michaela:

Michaela is a feminine version of the name Michael, which was derived from the Hebrew word “mikha'el.” It means “who is like God?”

Symbolism of the name Michaela:

Michael, the name from which Michaela is derived, is often associated with humility because the name's meaning asks “who is like God?” and those who believe in God also believe that no one is like Him.

Style of the name Michaela:

Modern

Gender of the name Michaela:

Michaela is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Michaela:

mi-KAY-la

Number of syllables in the name Michaela:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Michaela:

Michaela is a soft, feminine name that evokes images of beauty and kindness.

Alternative spellings for the name Michaela:

Nicknames for the name Michaela:

Popularity of the name Michaela:

Michaela first made the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States in 1967. As of 2020, it ranked at 647, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Michaela:

Great middle names for Michaela and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Michaela:

Michaelas in popular culture:

  • Michaela Quinn (character from the TV show “Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman”)
  • Michaela(character from the TV show “How to Get Away with Murder”)
  • Michaela Stone (character from the TV show “Manifest”)
  • Michaela McQueen (character from the TV show “Hollyoaks”)