Makayla Name Meaning & Origin

Makayla

Pronunciation: mah-KAY-lə (key)

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Nicknames for Makayla

Kay, Kayla, Mac, Makie, KK, Kate, Makaykay, MK, Mickey, Makay, Kaykay, Mic, Mike, Mikey, Makalayla, Maka, Makka, Mak

Meanings and history of the name Makayla

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

* 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

Makayla in song, story & screen

My mom named me Makayla in 1966, long before it was popular, or before anyone had heard of it. She heard the name on a television show. There was a Hawaiian girl on the Art Linkletter show named Makayla, and she spelled her name out, so that is how my mom knew how to spell it. Many people think the name Makayla is a version of Michaela, the feminine version of Michael. However, I believe that my name is Hawaiian and means Myrtle tree, and is NOT the feminine version of Michael with a different spelling. I have actually seen it defined as a Hawaiian name meaning Myrtle tree, in a name book, but only once. Most other times it's listed as a variation of Michaela. I wish that people truly knew the origin of the name and did not associate it as being the feminine version of Michael.

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