Makayla: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Makayla

Makayla

Pronunciation: mah-KAY-lə (key)

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I hate this spelling! "Michaela" looks so much more traditional, sophisticated, and, frankly, less like a typo.

To whom ever wrote this, that is your opionion and your opionion matters to you but I assure you not everyone feels this way. I feel this looks alot less manly and I "think" it looks sophisticated.. And by the way I have a 10 year old with this name and spelling it is the female version of Michael (as "he who is like god") the spelling above could be mispronounced as Michael-a. So i prefer this spelling

I agree with the first poster. This spelling looks like mom and dad were hookt on fonics. Not professional at all! Michaela is more sophisticated, but because of the popularity of Makayla/Mikayla, Michaelas will probably be mispronounced as Michael-a.

As you can see from the statistics, this spelling has become way more popular than the original Michaela. Those spelled 'Michaela' are going to be the odd ones out and this is going to become the normal, hopefully shifting perception of the name. Put your prejudice away.

Personal experiences with the name Makayla: | Edit

My name is Makayla, and I hated it when I was younger. I wanted something more common like "Kimberly" or Jessica." But as I grew up, I began loving it. I enjoy having a unique name, and I receive many compliments on it. Many people think it's "pretty" and "interesting." And as for the spelling, I wouldn't want it spelt any other way. I have a best friend named Makaila, and she agrees on liking my spelling better. People still pronounce it wrong, but I like it way better than "Michaela," which is how my mother was planning on spelling it. Anyways, if you're thinking of using this name, from personal experience, it's an awesome name that I'm proud of. :)
Common mispronunciations:
Muh-kai-luh
Muh-kay-lee-uh

I know two Makaylas. One is a 20 something high school dropout addicted to painkillers, and the other is the daughter of a mother who gave birth to her when she was 16. I also know two Mikaylas who were also born to teenage mothers. So, it definitely has a trashy connotation for me. Check out the NameMapper. Makayla is most popular in low-income states.
Comment: this is your personal prejudice, why would you make people feel bad for choosing this name?
Comment: wooow. Love the judgemental additude. For your information, my name is makayla and I was born to a 32 year old woman with a great job and im in college to become a nurse. Every person is different. You can believe what you want, but just because we have the name makayla, doesnt mean we're all bad people from bad backgrounds. Maybe you should choose who you hang around with better.

I know three they all spelled it differently one i went to elementary school with spelled her name Makayla.Another i went to middle school with spelled it Mychaela,which was always said wrong or wrote wrong.My daughter Gisselle,shes four and her middle name is also Makayla but spelled MaKaylah.I always love Makayla spelled MaKaylah or Mychaela its different.

Nicknames for Makayla: | Edit

Kay, Kayla, Mac, Makie, KK, Kate, Makaykay, MK, Mickey, Makay, Kaykay, Mic, Mike, Mikey

Meanings and history of the name Makayla: | Edit

In the United States, Makayla first appeared on the list of top 1000 most popular girls' names in the year 1989. Popularity quickly rose, and it broke the top 100 by 1998. It was most popular in 2005, when it ranked as the 44th most popular girl's name in the United States. In 2007, it ranked at number 47.1

Other spellings of the name, including Makaila, Mckayla, Mikaela, Mikayla and Michaela are also currently on the top 1000 list.1

Makayla is a top 100 name in Canada, but popularity has been fluctuating in recent years. In 2002, Makayla was the 72nd most popular girl's name in Canada.1 In 2005, it had dropped back down to number 93, but in 2006, it had pulled back up to a position at number 83.1

Makayla is a popular name in Australia. In 2006, Makayla ranked at its highest position in the last decade, as the 74th most popular girl's name in Australia.1 In 2007, it lost a few places, falling at number 89.1

In the UK, Mickie or Mickee are common nicknames for the name Makayla.

Famous real-life people named Makayla: | Edit

* Makayla Cox: porn star
* Makayla Crawford: actress
* Michaela Denis: wildlife documentary presenter
* Makayla Leigh: actress
* Makayla Leone: actress
* Michaela May: actress
* Michaela Strachan: television presenter
* Makayla Stambaugh: Gymnnist (born August 27, 1990)
Makayla Rose song by Roy Muniz
Teva Makayla: a style of shoe
Michaela Quinn: protagonist of the 1990s television show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, portrayed by actress Jane Seymou

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