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Gender: Male Meaning of Micah: "who is like the Lord" Origin of Micah: Hebrew Micah's Popularity in 2017: #107

The name Micah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "who is like the Lord". Micah is ranked #107 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Micah is a biblical name that growing numbers of parents are looking at as a more unusual alternative to Michael, projecting a shinier, more lively image.

Micah is the name of a biblical prophet who denounced oppression by the ruling classes, and was used fairly frequently by the seventeenth century pilgrims. It is also the name of the central character in Arthur Conan Doyle's historical, non-Holmes novel, Micah Clarke, and Micah Sanders was a child prodigy character on Heroes.

Everwood/Grey's Anatomy actress Sarah Drew named her son Micah, as did Neil Diamond and poet Robert Bly.

Find other names based on Micah using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Micah

Micah, son of Shimei, father of Reaia, of the tribe of Reuben (1 Chr. 5:5)
Micah, grandchild of King Saul's son Jonathan (1 Chr. 8:34)
Micah, Biblical prophet
Micah Johnson, American NFL football player
Micah Paul Pellerin, American NFL football player
Micah Stephen Williams, American actor
Micah Toub, Canadian columnist and writer
(Micah) Katt Williams, American actor
Micah Lincoln Richards, English footballer
Micah Kemboi Kogo, Kenyan Olympic distance runner
Micah True (born Michael Randall Hickman), American ultrarunner
Micah Burton Owings, American baseball player
Micah Johnson, American baseball player
(Jacob) Micah Nelson, American musician; son of singer Willie Nelson
Micah Bare, son of Christian singer Jason Bare
Micah Francois Malone (b. 2009), son of basketball player Moses Malone
Micah (b. 2011), son of singer Lauryn Hill
Micah Emmanuel Lanfer (b. 2012), son of actress Sarah Drew and Peter Lanfer
Micah Quinones (b. 2014), son of model Amanda Booth and Mike Quinones

Pop Culture References for the name Micah

Micah, thirty-third book in the Bible
Micah Sanders, character on TV's "Heroes"
Micah Barnes, character on TV's "Emily Owens, MD"
Micah, character in an episode of TV's "Charmed"
Micah Bayar, character in The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
Micah Brenner, character on TV's "Nashville"
Micah Tuttle, character from book "Circus Mirandus"
Micah, character on TV's "The Following"



TechnoKitten Says:


not really

AKGirl Says:


I love this name, partly because I would have been named Micah Caleb if I would have been a boy and partly because it's just a great name. It's on my list for my future boys.

NameObsession Says:


I was obsessed with this name when I was about 8 years old.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Is it too popular?

allyjj Says:


I'm wondering how people usually pronounce this name? I always thought of it as 'Mee-ka' but see 'my-ka' is another option :)

EW314 Says:


Love Micah! We have a beloved Michael in the family and this would be a great way to honour him. To the commenter whose son Micah goes by My, I think that's adorable! Much more original than Mike.

I know Micah is rising in popularity, but I can't believe how uncommon this beautiful name still is (I live in the UK) - I can definitely see it taking off even more as Noah starts to feel tired.

clairels Says:


In high school, there was a guy named Micah a few grades ahead of me, a mysterious bad boy type who everyone always talked about with whispered awe. How could I not love this name?

princessmadison Says:


Much prefer this over than the overused and common Michael.

redecker12 Says:


My sons name! Absolutely love this name. Husband is very picky and almost old-fashioned with boys names (he was dead set on michael or john) and managed to convince him at the last minute to go with Micah and he loves it. Only problem sometimes is pronunciation. A lot of people pronounce it Mee-kah (we pronounce it My-kah). Not a big deal tho. His nn is My

SweetPraline Says:


One of my favorites. I like the spelling with k as well [Mikah].

jasminegarden Says:


an attractive biblical name that I think suits boys a lot more than girls

klemley18 Says:


I like biblical names, especially those that end with the 'ah' sound.