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Pronunciation mi-KAY-la
Gender Female
Word/name Hebrew
Meaning Feminine form of Michael, meaning "who is like God."
Region of origin Israel and portions of Eastern Europe
Other names
Short form(s) Kayla, Kiki, Mickey
Related names
  • Michael
  • Michelle
  • McKayla
  • Makayla
  • Mykayla
  • Mikayla
  • Mikaela
  • Mikala
  • Mickaela
  • McKala
  • Michayla
  • Macayla
  • Micaela

Michaela (Hebrew מיכאלה) is a feminine given name. It is a feminine form of the Hebrew name Michael (מִיכָאֵל), which means "Who is like God?"

As of 2008, it was 357th in rank for newborn girls in the United States,[1] and 325th in England and Wales.[2]

In Germany, Slovakia and Poland, the name day for Michaela is 24 August and 29 September and in Czech Republic, the name day for Michaela is 19 October.

Variant forms[edit]

There are numerous variant spellings. Equivalents in other languages include:

Notable people with this name[edit]

Uses in popular culture[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]



  • Michaela, 2004 Israeli television series (מיכאלה)[4]


  1. ^ Popular Baby Names, Social Security Administration.
  2. ^ 2008 Baby Names Statistics Girls, England and Wales, Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  3. ^ Michaela at AllMusic
  4. ^ Michaela (TV Series 2004) on IMDb


  • Michaela at "Behind the Name"
  • Duden: Lexikon der Vornamen. 2004.