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Gender: Female Pronunciation: MY-ka Meaning of Micah: "who is like the Lord" Origin of Micah: Hebrew Micah's Popularity in 2017: #982

The name Micah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "who is like the Lord". Micah is ranked #982 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Long a traditional boys’ name, now increasingly used for their sisters, as an alternative to the overused Michaela. A synonym is the German Meike, a version of Mary. Perhaps surprisingly, Micah has been on the US Top 1000 for girls since 1981, though it's in danger of dropping off.

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Famous People Named Micah

Jodelle Micah Ferland, Canadian actress
Micah Edelstein, American chef, "Top Chef" contestant

Pop Culture References for the name Micah

Micah, thirty-third book in the Bible

Myka, Mycah, Meica, Mecca, Mika, Myca, Mykah, Meecah, Micha


indiefendi2 Says:


I think to avoid confusion a girl could be Maika, which is pronounced the same but it's a female name and diminutive of Maria and also Spanish, Basque, French, and Japanese.

oliviamcdonald Says:


I think my-ka sounds like a boy and mee-ka sounds like a girl.

kiwipop Says:


Love this on a girl!

indiefendi2 Says:


I've met lots of girls named Micah. I don't hate it but I don't love it so I can't explain why :/

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


A boy name. Why would anyone name their girl Micah?

indiefendi2 Says:


I like this and Micaiah for both genders but my aunt wants to use Micah if she has a boy so it's off the table for me. There's still Mischa for me 😝

lizway Says:


i like this name much better on girls than on guys, but of course, i know a girl named micah and she rocks it. it doesnt sound like a boy name to me.

Giinkies Says:


I knew a girl with an alternate spelling of this name in high school and I truly did think it was a female name, as I have never met a guy with this name in real life.