Micah

First Name
101k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
126
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Micah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Micah

"Micah" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Who is like God?". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. An Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Micah foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem
  2. A minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)
Wiktionary

From Biblical Hebrew מִיכָה (mīḵāh), shortened form of מִיכַיְהוּ (mīḵāyᵊhū, “who is like Yahweh”).

  1. A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  2. (biblical) Any of several men in the Old Testament:
    1. (especially) The minor prophet and author of the Book of Micah.
    2. An Ephraimite featured in Judges 17–18 and protagonist of the Micah’s idol narrative. Also called Michas.
  3. A male given name of Biblical origin. Used since the 17th century, but never popular.

Notable Persons Named Micah

Katt Williams is a black comedy, ribaldry, satire, observational comedy, and physical comedy comedian. Katt was given the name Micah Sierra Williams on September 2nd, 1971 in Cincinnati.

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Micah Richards is a soccer player for the Aston Villa F.C., Leeds United F.C., Oldham Athletic A.F.C., Manchester City F.C. Reserves, Academy, Manchester City F.C., ACF Fiorentina, England national under-16 football team, England national under-19 football team, and England national under-21 foot. Micah was born on June 24th, 1988 in Birmingham, England.

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Micah was born on May 7th, 1983 in Kissimmee, Florida. Micah is also known as Camacho.

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Micah Solusod is a voice acting and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Micah was born on August 21st, 1990 in Hawaii, USA.

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He holds the title Prophet. Micah was born in Moresheth-Gath.

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Micah was born on November 10th, 1953 in Oakland, California. Micah is also known as Micah True and Caballo Blanco. He breathed his last breath on March 27th, 2012.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Micah

Micah was born on May 7th, 1983 in Kissimmee, Florida. Micah is also known as Camacho.

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Elephant Micah is a lo-fi music, independent music, and folk rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He plays Guitar and vocals. His ongoing career started in 2000. Elephant was given the name Joseph O'Connell .

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Duke was born on September 16th, 1991 in Ghana.

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Teagan Micah is an athlete for the Western Sydney Wanderers FC (W-League).

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How popular is the baby name Micah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1946 5 0 5
1947 5 0 5
1949 17 0 17
1950 16 0 16
1951 13 0 13
1952 14 0 14
1953 12 0 12
1954 21 6 15
1955 35 9 26
1956 29 5 24
1957 22 0 22
1958 41 10 31
1959 75 10 65
1960 80 7 73
1961 112 9 103
1962 119 9 110
1963 107 12 95
1964 109 12 97
1965 134 17 117
1966 125 17 108
1967 143 14 129
1968 145 15 130
1969 195 21 174
1970 250 25 225
1971 299 30 269
1972 412 40 372
1973 582 54 528
1974 775 81 694
1975 870 80 790
1976 997 98 899
1977 1,155 104 1,051
1978 1,153 146 1,007
1979 1,278 134 1,144
1980 1,180 132 1,048
1981 1,334 165 1,169
1982 1,275 153 1,122
1983 1,201 162 1,039
1984 1,289 175 1,114
1985 1,313 166 1,147
1986 1,283 183 1,100
1987 1,253 189 1,064
1988 1,323 210 1,113
1989 1,298 179 1,119
1990 1,392 212 1,180
1991 1,388 252 1,136
1992 1,466 270 1,196
1993 1,480 278 1,202
1994 1,459 289 1,170
1995 1,738 348 1,390
1996 1,837 359 1,478
1997 1,940 370 1,570
1998 2,106 415 1,691
1999 2,160 421 1,739
2000 2,368 393 1,975
2001 2,511 399 2,112
2002 2,621 397 2,224
2003 2,656 371 2,285
2004 2,831 344 2,487
2005 3,005 295 2,710
2006 3,237 399 2,838
2007 3,683 378 3,305
2008 3,835 313 3,522
2009 3,886 346 3,540
2010 3,883 319 3,564
2011 4,048 288 3,760
2012 4,066 306 3,760
2013 3,983 294 3,689
2014 3,924 269 3,655
2015 4,079 334 3,745
2016 3,755 278 3,477
2017 3,924 264 3,660

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Popularity of Micah as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Micah U.S.
  White 42.86% 64.26%
  African American 42.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Micah

People with the last name Micah are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Micah

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  • How Popular is the name Micah? Micah is the 639th most popular name of all time. As a last name Micah was the 133,863rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Micah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 101,355 babies born with the first name Micah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Micah to occupy the country of Kiribati with an estimated population of 101,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Micah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Micah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Micah is Monday, September 13th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Micah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Micah was in 2011 with a total of 3,760 babies. That's a lot of babies named Micah!
  • Random Micah Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Micah ranks 105th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 7 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Micah: Your name in reverse order is Hacim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Icahm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Micah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 126 people with the last name Micah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Micah? Micah is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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