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Gender: M Meaning of Micah: "who is like the Lord" Origin of Micah: Hebrew Micah's Popularity in 2016: #115

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.

And although Micah will probably never reach Michael's Number one spot, be aware that it's now just outside the Top 100, and has been advancing every year.

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"