Michaela - Meaning of Michaela
[ 3 syll. mic-hae-la, mi-cha-ela ] The baby girl name Michaela is pronounced MihK-aaEHLaa (German) †. Michaela has its origins in the Hebrew language. It is used largely in Czech, Dutch, English, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Slavic. The meaning of Michaela is 'who is like God?'. It is a biblical name derived from miy which means 'who' ; el 'God, powerful'. The generic name has been used in the Old Testament of the Bible.
Michaela is a form of the English Michael.
Michaela is also a form (English, German, and Italian) of the English, French, and German Michelle.
Michaela is the feminine version of the Czech, English, French, German, and Yiddish Michael.Chelle, Kaylah, Ma Kayla, Mac Kayla, Macaela, Macayla, Machaela, Mackayla, Mahalya, Mak, Makaela, Makaila, Makala, Makayla, Makaylee, Makyla, McKayla, Mckaela, Mckaila, Mckala, Mckayla, Mckaylee, Mechaela, Meeskaela, Mekayla, Mekea, Mekelle, Mia, Micaela (used in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish as well), and Micaila. Other English forms include the contracted form Chaela, the familiar forms Kayla (used in Hebrew as well), Maika, Meka, Michaelina, Mickey, Micki, Mickie, Micky, Mike, and Mikki, and the spelling variants Michaella, Mikyla, and Mychaela.
Forms used in foreign languages include Michaelle (Italian), Michala (Czech), Michalina (Polish), Michela (Italian), Michelina (Italian), Micheline (French), Michèle (French), Miguela (Spanish), Mihaela (Romanian), Mikala (Hawaiian), Mikelena (Scandinavian), Miquela (Spanish), and Misha (Russian). The familiar form Mikka (Finnish) is another foreign variant.
Michaela is rather popular as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1999, 0.137% of baby girls were named Michaela. It was #125 in rank then. The baby name has substantially slipped in popularity since then, and is of only very light use in recent times. In 2012, it ranked at #433 with a usage of 0.037%. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Michaela, Mia was the most popular. It was 17 times more commonly used than Michaela in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Michaela include Ma Kayla, Mac Kayla, Macayla, Machaela, Machealle, Machella, Mackayla, Magali, Magalie, Magaly, Magola, Majalewa, Majalewah, Makaila, Makala, Makayla, Makaylee, Makela, Makyla, and Mangala.
† Pronunciation for Michaela: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"