Michaela

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Michaela
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/NameHebrew
MeaningFeminine form of Michael, meaning "who is like God."
Other names
Related namesMichael, Michelle
 
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Michaela
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/NameHebrew
MeaningFeminine form of Michael, meaning "who is like God."
Other names
Related namesMichael, 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,[1] and 325th in England and Wales.[2] The variant spelling Makayla has become more popular than the original in the United States.

In 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.

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Variant forms

There are numerous variant spellings. Equivalents in other languages include:

Notable people with this name

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Uses in popular culture

References

  1. ^ Popular Baby Names, Social Security Administration.
  2. ^ 2008 Baby Names Statistics Girls, England and Wales, Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2011-09-12.

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