Gender: Female Meaning of Makayla: "who is like God" Origin of Makayla: Variation of Michaela Makayla's Popularity in 2019: #263

Makayla Origin and Meaning

The name Makayla is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "who is like God".

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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Rank in US: #263

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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.