Michaela Gender Female Origin Word/Name Hebrew Meaning Feminine form of Michael, meaning "who is like God." Other names Related names Michael, Michelle Michaela ( Hebrew מיכאלה) is a feminine given name. It is a feminine form of the Hebrew name Michael (מִיכָאֵל), which means "Who is like God?"
It was rare in any country until it became fashionable in
Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the 1950s to 1970s. [ ] citation needed
As of 2008, it was 357th in rank for newborn girls in the United States,
and 325th in England and Wales. [1 ] The variant spellings Makayla and Mikayla have become more popular than the original in the United States. [2 ]
Germany, Slovakia and Poland, the name day for Michaela is 24 August and 29 September and in Czech Republic, the name day for Michaela is October 19. Variant forms [edit ]
There are numerous variant spellings. Equivalents in other languages include:
Notable people with this name [edit ] Michaela Badinková (born 1979), Slovak actress Michala Banas (born 1978), New Zealand actress best known for the TV series McLeod's Daughters Michaela Bercu (born 1967), Romanian-Israeli model Michaela Conlin (born 1978), U.S. actress in Bones Michaela Denis (1914–2003), British-born film-maker Michaela Dorfmeister (born 1973), Austrian skier Michaela Kargbo (born 1991), track and field athlete in Sierra Leone Michaëlla Krajicek (born 1989), Dutch female tennis player, sister of Richard Krajicek Michaela McManus (born 1983), American actress in Law & Order, SVU McKayla Maroney (born 1995), U.S. gymnast McKayla Matthews (born 1979), pornographic actress Mikayla Mendez (born 1980), U.S. pornographic actress Michaela Paštiková (born 1980), Czech tennis player Michaela Schaffrath (born 1970), German television actress Mikaela Shiffrin (born 1995), U.S. skier Michaela Strachan (born 1966), British television presenter Michaela Watkins (born 1971), U.S. actress Michaela McAreavey (1983–2011), Ulster Rose of Tralee 2004 and daughter of Mickey Harte Micaela Bastidas Puyucahua (1747–1781), Martyr for Peruvian Independence Fictional characters [edit ] Uses in popular culture [edit ] ″Michaela″, 1999 German song by Element Crime "Michaela", 1972 German song by Bata Illic by Serbian singer "Michaela", 2003 Hebrew song by Ron Shuval and Yoav Itzhak Michaela, 2004 Israeli television series (מיכאלה) "Michaela Strachan", 2007 Australian song by Scouting for Girls References [edit ] Sources [edit ] Michaela at "Behind the Name" Duden: Lexikon der Vornamen. 2004.