[ 4 syll. mic-hae-la, mi-cha-ela ] The baby girl name Michaela is pronounced Mih-K-aa-EH-Laa (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.
The name Michaela is used to a great extent; it has 117 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include 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. The name increased in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1990s. At the modest peak of its usage in 1997, 0.178% of baby girls were named Michaela. It was #100 in rank then. The baby name has slipped in popularity since then. 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 Mahalaleel, Mikaela, Mikhaela, M'chelle, M'shell, Ma Kayla, Mac Kayla, Machealle, Machele, Machell, Machelle, Mackayla, Magali, Magalie, Magaly, Mahal, Mahall, Maheleel, Majal, and Makaila.
† 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)"