Michaela Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Michaela:
Feminine form of Michael (Who is like God?)
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I know a Michaela who pronounces her name ma-KY-la.
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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 weren'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 MIY-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, and we pronounce it like Mikayla. She was named that because our dad's name is Michael.
My name is Michaela (pronounced mik-AY-la). I like the name and the meaning: "goddess" or "gift of the gods." I have never met someone with the same spelling, and no one knows how to spell it. All my little cousins call me Kayla, as they are not able to pronounce my name. Even my friends call me Kayla sometimes, or, when they're trying to be funny, Mic. It's a nice name, and it's unique. ;-)
My friend pronounces her name like mi-KAY-la. So basically like the popular new trendy spelling Makayla, but with the traditional spelling.
My good friend is named Michaela and she is sweet, smart, athletic, and pretty. I think this name is unique but not unheard of because of Michael. She pronounces it ma-KAY-la.
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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 Mcmanus, actress
Michaela Haas, Journalist
Michaela Bercu, model
Michaela Strachan, TV host
Michaela Deprince, Dancer
Michaela Paetsch, Violinist
Michaela Tabb, athlete
Michaela Odone, created Lorenzo's oil with her husband to save her son.
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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.
Michaela Odone, Susan Sarandon's character in the 1992 docudrama film, Lorenzo's Oil