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Gender: Female Meaning of Michaela: "who is like God" Origin of Michaela: Feminine variation of Michael Michaela's Popularity in 2017: #519

The name Michaela is a girl's name meaning "who is like God". Michaela is ranked #519 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Angel Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

This most proper form of the name shot up the charts in the nineties, only to sink just as precipitously, supplanted by upstarts Makayla and McKayla ad infinitum.

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Famous People Named Michaela

Michaela Maria Madeleine Kiliana Habsburg-Lothringen, Imperial Princess and Archduchess of Austria, Royal Princess of Hungary; twin sister of Monika von Habsburg
Michaela Denis, British wildlife documentary film-maker and presenter
Michaela Conlin, American actress
Michaela McManus, American actress
Michaela Suzanne Watkins, American actress
Michaela Teresa Murphy Odone, American researcher of ALD; inspiration for film "Lorenzo's Oil"
Michaela Dorfmeister, Austrian skier
Michaela DePrince, Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer
Maria Susanna Michaela Dornonville de la Cour, Swedish singer of group Army of Lovers
Michaela Pereira, American news anchor
Michaela Paštiková, Czech actress
Michaela Schaffrath, German actress
Michaela May (born Gertraud Mittermayr) German actress
Michaela Savić, Miss Universe Sweden 2010
Michaela Angela Davis, American journalist
Michaela Evelyn Ann Strachan, English TV presenter
Michaela Bercu, Romanian-Israeli model
Michael Christian "Michaela" (Bates) Keilen, 2nd child of reality TV's Bates family
Michaela "Mica" Burton (b. 1994), daughter of actor LeVar Burton
Michaela Zee (b. 2000), daughter of actress Ming-Na Wen and Eric Michael Zee
Anna Michaela Ebba Electra von Hausswolff, Swedish singer, pianist, organist and songwriter.

Pop Culture References for the name Michaela

Michaela "Mike" Quinn, main character on TV series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"
Michaela Claudette Mariangela Louise McQueen, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Michaela, friend of Clarith and Maiden of Green in the Evillious Chronicles
Michaela Pratt, character on TV's "How to Get Away with Murder"


Daiseymae Says:


Yes, I agree with that pronunciation.

ElenaCroatia Says:


It's also pronounced like that in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

arr! Says:


Not all. For example, in Czech and Slovak republic, we pronounce it "mee-CHA-e-la", and the "CH" sounds like in German pronoun "ich".

klaryan Says:


My name :) I used to hate it but now I think it's pretty and I'm glad my parents used the ACTUAL spelling of it. Worst part is EVERYONE misspelling and mispronouncing it. Michael-uh, Mee-ky-ay-luh, Mitchell-uh, Muh-shell-uh, I've heard it all. Someone called me "Mitch-ee-el-uh" today. Like, how? Anyway I actually do like my name and it's a good choice for someone who wants something uncommon but not strange. Just be prepared to constantly correct people.

paulapuddephatt Says:


This will always be the best spelling of Michaela, as far as I'm concerned. I have always taken an interest in Michaela, because my middle name is Michelle, the other popular feminine version of Michael. I do like the sound of Michaela very much, but some of the phonetic spellings are awful, and there are way too many of them.

Daiseymae Says:


You have a beautiful name, and you have the best spelling too. The others look like they are illiterate.

Daiseymae Says:


Eastern Europeans use this pronunciation.

shelbynh Says:


I like this spelling of this name. Elegant

roseofjune Says:


Hey same here! I go by Mickey too! It's the only perk about being named Michaela for me xD

the joy machine Says:


My dad is Michael, and I'm the firstborn in the family-- Michaela. I really like my name, though sometimes it's frustrating to never have anyone know how to spell it or pronounce it (when taking roll, a new teacher would just go down the lines of Ashleys and Rachels and pause, and that's how I knew I was up), and I've never been able to find it preprinted on mugs, pens, keychains (not that I would buy them if I did, but still). That just means it's more unique! My middle name is Fiona, and I usually go by Mickey.

Michaela Says:


This name has been my burden for years. At first I hated it, until I began to see the beauty that WAS there, under the trendy -kay sound that charmed everyone more than a decade ago. However, I'm honestly so sick and tired of having misspelling after misspelling thrown at me. Why is everyone's first thought some hackneyed variation like "McKaila" instead of the ORIGINAL form? I've only met one person who spelled my name right on the first try without asking! That person was a barista. What irks me most is how I'm the only Michaela surrounded (and I mean SURROUNDED) by a staggering amount of Kaylas. (Funnily enough, I've only met about 3 Mikayla/Makaylas). Kayla is such a cheap ripoff and I hate that it's just a part of my name. It's too late now for me to go by my middle name, Raquel, but I wish I could.

EvaThyssen Says:


This is the only spelling I like.

scblovesnames Says:


Love this spelling and this name. It's really pretty. Love Mica as a possible nickname.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


I knew someone who pronounced it like MEE-KAI-AY-LA. "KAI" as in the name "Kai". I like that pronunciation a lot.

Mippypippy Says:


I'm 28 years old, and my parents gave me the name before everyone started to butcher the spelling. I love the original spelling, and never had a nickname. Many people struggle and I've been called many bizzare things over the years. I definitely recommend this authentic European, sophisticated spelling.

jordalini Says:


I really dislike this name, and all of its variations, might be because I know someone with a variation, and I cannot stand her, or that I feel the same way about someone named Kayla.