in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Who is like God?
  • #647 All Time
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How popular is the name "Makayla" in the U.S.?

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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
19984,3764,36412#71 girl name
19994,7964,7897#66 girl name
20004,9254,9169#67 girl name
20015,3305,31515#54 girl name
20025,4835,4767#49 girl name
20035,5885,5799#51 girl name
20045,6895,66128#47 girl name
20055,7365,72214#44 girl name
20065,6495,6427#45 girl name
20075,4265,4206#47 girl name
20085,9495,9436#37 girl name
20095,2645,2577#44 girl name
20105,3965,38610#43 girl name
20114,4474,4398#56 girl name
20123,7603,7600#69 girl name
20133,2703,2700#94 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Makayla? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 95,249 babies born with the name Makayla in the United States. That's more than enough Makaylas to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Makayla" was in 2008 with a total of 5,943 babies. (That's a lot of baby Makaylas)

According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Makayla" ranks #33 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 179 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of 5,330 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Makayla popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Makayla in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Makayla" mean? The list below shows the origins of Makayla as well as things modernly associated with the name Makayla such as celebrities named Makayla.


Origin and Meaning of Makayla

The name "Makayla" is of American origin, and it means "Who is like God?". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alternative Meanings

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

K is for kindness, you always show.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

L is for luster, your shine.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

Your name in reverse order is "Alyakam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Amkalay". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Makayla born Aug 2, 1994

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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