Michaela: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Michaela

Michaela

Pronunciation: mi-KAY-lə (key)

Origin of the name Michaela:

Feminine form of Michael (Who is like God?)

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Comments and insights on the name Michaela: | Edit

I know a Michaela. Her parents name her it but it's pronounced ma-ky-la.

Personal experiences with the name Michaela: | Edit

My parents spelled my name Michaela and pronounced it Ma shay la- I have never met anyone with the same pronunciation-

My parents picked my name last minute and wasn't sure how to pronounce it, the nurse said it was Michella. In elementary school the Irish nurse called me Michael-a and some people call me Michael by mistake. Ever since there has been debate over the pronunciation until Dr. Quinn came along and cleared things up. I love the name now and am teased about being just like Dr. Mike, headstrong and vocal.

One of my closest friends is named Michaela pronounced Mi kel la. I used to call her "Michael with an a" when we were kids because i couldn't remember how to say her name. It wasn't until recently that I've heard it as Mi kay la

One of my friends is named Michaela, but she prefers to go by Kayla.

My sister's middle name is Michaela, we pronounce it like Mikayla. She was named that because our dad's name is Michael.

Nicknames for Michaela: | Edit

Mick/Mic
Mickey/Micky/Mikki
Moo
Kayla/Chaela
Mikki
Mika
Kay/K
Mike
Mac
KK/Kae Kae/Kay Kay
MK
Kaylie

Meanings and history of the name Michaela: | Edit

Michaela (Hebrew. מיכאלה) is a feminine given name. It is a feminine form of the Hebrew name Michael (מִיכָאֵל), which means "Who is like God." It was rare in any country until it became fashionable in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the 1950s and 1960s,and 1970s.

Famous real-life people named Michaela: | Edit

Michaela Shafer, actress
Michaela Conlin, actress best known for playing Angela Montenagro on Bones

Michaela in song, story & screen: | Edit

The main character in the show, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" starring Jane Seymour; the character's name was Dr. Michaela Quinn.

-The character Mikaela Banes was played by Megan Fox in the "Transformers" movies.

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