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Gender: Female Meaning of Makayla: "who is like God" Origin of Makayla: Variation of Michaela Makayla's Popularity in 2017: #205

The name Makayla is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "who is like God". Makayla is ranked #205 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names So Far In They're Out and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Your Own Family, Choose Their Family".

From the experts:

Now the best-selling version of this infinitely varied name, Makayla incorporates the also-popular Kayla. Makayla and Mikayla have now left the original Michaela far behind.

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Famous People Named Makayla

Makayla Epps, American basketball player
Makayla McMorris, American reality TV personality ("Here Come the Newlyweds")
Makayla Leigh, American actress
Makayla Berkers, Australian actress
Makayla Warren (b. 1998), daughter of actor Michael Warren; sister of Cash Warren; sister-in-law of Jessica Alba
Makayla Melenaite Fifita, daughter of NFL player Steve Fifita
Makayla-Amet Moran (b. 2004), daughter of actors and TV personalities Rob and Julie Moran
Makayla Rylynn Kesler (b. 2008), daughter of ice hockey player Ryan Kesler
Makayla Bickell (b. 2015), daughter of ice hockey player Bryan Bickell
Makayla Onazi (b. 2017), daughter of footballer Ogenyi Onazi

Pop Culture References for the name Makayla

Makayla Lewis, character in 2015 film "Get Hard"
Makayla Reed, character in 2010 film "Christmas with a Capital C"


beachbear Says:


Michaela looks like a normal name—the feminine of Michael, which it is. McKayla looks like it's patterned after Mc- last names, e.g. McDonald, McGuire, McGowan. Makayla looks uneducated.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


This name is so pretty! It is one of the few names that I prefer a kre8tiv spelling of. Where I live, this name isn't even in the top 1000! I think Michaela is sort of clunky, like Paula. A similar name that I prefer an alternative spelling for is Laura. With Laura I much prefer Lora, but otherwise, most other names look much more stunning as the traditional spelling.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


The only spelling I like is Michaela. I can sort of stand McKayla.

bustedhoney Says:


Nope. I read it as two different words. Much prefer Michaela, sounds so much more prettier!

ldougie Says:


For names that sound like Michaela, I prefer Mckayla.