Pronunciation: ma-hka-he-e-la
Origin: USA

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Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern America

Makayla is a girl's name of Hebrew origin, meaning "who resembles God?". It is a modern variation of the name Michaela, which is the feminine version of Michael, derived from the Hebrew name Mikha'el. The name Michael means "who is like God". Makayla has several sister names, including Micaela, Michaela, and Mikayla, all of which are derived from Michael. The name Makayla has a profound etymology with unassuming qualities, making it a great choice for parents looking for a name with a significant meaning. Its popularity can be seen in various cultures and languages, with spelling variations such as Mihaela in Bulgarian and Croatian, Michela in Czech, Mikkeline in Danish, and Michèle, Michelle, and Micheline in French. The name also has cute nicknames like Mica, Mickey, and Mikki. In addition to its spiritual meaning, Makayla is a well-recognized and decently popular name in the United States.

Makayla Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Makayla is currently #300 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Makayla is currently #153 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Makayla is currently #297 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Makayla is currently #153 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Makayla

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  • Makayla Cox: Makayla Cox is an American blind Paralympic archer known for her success in international competitions and her advocacy for athletes with disabilities.
  • Makayla Maroney: an American retired artistic gymnast, known for her participation in the 2012 Olympic Games and her advocacy for sexual abuse victims.