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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Michaela

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  • A user from South Africa says the name Michaela is of Hebrew origin and means "Who is like god".
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Wiktionary

Latinate feminine form of Michael, first appearing as an anglicisation of the Portuguese and Spanish Micaela.

  1. A female given name.

Michaela was also found in the following language(s): Czech, German, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Michaela

Michaela Conlin is an actress and actor. She has been prominent since 2001. Michaela was born on June 9th, 1978 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Michaela was born on October 1st, 1988.

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Michaela Watkins is an actress/comedian. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Michaela was given the name Michaela Suzanne Watkins on December 14th, 1971 in Syracuse, New York.

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Michaela McManus is an actress. She has been prominent since 2006. Michaela was born on May 20th, 1983 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, U.S.

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Michaela Pereira is a journalist and news anchor. Michaela was born on August 26th, 1970 in Saskatoon.

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Michaela Dietz is an actress and voice actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to 2005. Michaela was born on July 10th, 1984 in South Korea.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1921 5 5 0
1923 5 5 0
1927 7 7 0
1932 5 5 0
1933 7 7 0
1935 6 6 0
1937 12 12 0
1938 14 14 0
1939 19 19 0
1940 13 13 0
1941 17 17 0
1942 28 28 0
1943 23 23 0
1944 24 24 0
1945 27 27 0
1946 37 37 0
1947 30 30 0
1948 36 36 0
1949 38 38 0
1950 37 37 0
1951 60 60 0
1952 75 75 0
1953 62 62 0
1954 75 75 0
1955 74 74 0
1956 76 76 0
1957 69 69 0
1958 58 58 0
1959 54 54 0
1960 54 54 0
1961 71 71 0
1962 66 66 0
1963 83 83 0
1964 95 95 0
1965 106 106 0
1966 107 101 6
1967 114 114 0
1968 101 101 0
1969 139 139 0
1970 127 127 0
1971 129 129 0
1972 117 117 0
1973 111 111 0
1974 127 127 0
1975 120 120 0
1976 156 156 0
1977 170 170 0
1978 173 173 0
1979 225 225 0
1980 266 266 0
1981 243 243 0
1982 285 285 0
1983 293 293 0
1984 333 333 0
1985 508 508 0
1986 519 519 0
1987 535 535 0
1988 638 633 5
1989 1,005 998 7
1990 878 878 0
1991 782 782 0
1992 958 958 0
1993 1,858 1,850 8
1994 3,052 3,044 8
1995 3,090 3,083 7
1996 3,176 3,176 0
1997 3,405 3,398 7 #100 girl name
1998 3,346 3,341 5
1999 2,667 2,657 10
2000 2,171 2,171 0
2001 1,827 1,827 0
2002 1,614 1,614 0
2003 1,378 1,378 0
2004 1,173 1,167 6
2005 1,153 1,153 0
2006 1,002 1,002 0
2007 969 969 0
2008 922 922 0
2009 875 875 0
2010 813 813 0
2011 776 776 0
2012 723 723 0
2013 743 743 0
2014 660 660 0
2015 646 646 0
2016 673 673 0
2017 599 599 0

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Popularity of Michaela as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Michaela

  • What name lists does Michaela rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Michaela? Michaela is the 1,003rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Michaela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49,938 babies born with the first name Michaela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Michaela to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Michaela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Michaela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Michaela is Wednesday, July 25th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Michaela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Michaela was in 1997 with a total of 3,398 babies. That's a lot of babies named Michaela!
  • Random Michaela Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Michaela ranks 53rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 23 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Michaela: Your name in reverse order is Aleahcim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ecaliahm. How do you pronounce that?

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