Micah: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Micah

Micah

Pronunciation: MIY-kə (key)

Origin of the name Micah:

Derived from the Hebrew mīkhāyah (who is like God?) The name is borne in the Bible by several Old Testament characters, including an 8th-century B.C. prophet of Judah. His prophecies are found in the book of Micah.

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Comments and insights on the name Micah: | Edit

Being named Micah provides aspiration - to seek justice, to love kindness, and to be humble.

Personal experiences with the name Micah: | Edit

I've found Micah to be a unique, strong name. I'm not a Michael or a Mike - I'm a Micah. Sure, some folks trip over it; I've heard a few "Me-cah" mispronunciations over the years. But, I recommend my name for those who want their child to forge their own path, think independently, and be rooted with a name that provides moral guidance.

I am a big fan of Micah. As far as male Biblical names ending in -ah, I much prefer it to the ever popular Noah and Jonah. Maybe because it sounds more traditional, since it's similar to Michael.

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No nicknames for Micah. The name stands on its own.

Meanings and history of the name Micah: | Edit

Micah is an Old Testament prophet. A commonly quoted verse is Micah 6:8, "He has shown you, O man, what is good and what the Lord requires of you: to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."

Famous real-life people named Micah: | Edit

Micah Owings, Major League Baseball pitcher currently pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Micah in song, story & screen: | Edit

Micah Rains, a private detective in the Wonder Woman comics.
Micah Sanders, played by Noah Gray-Cabey, in the television series "Heroes." He is a child prodigy and a technopath.
Micah Callahan, a were-leopard in the Anita Blake series of novels by Laurell K. Hamilton.

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