Girl Baby Name

Mikayla

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Quick Facts on Mikayla

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, Hebrew
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 268
Pronunciation:
mi-KAY-lah
Simple meaning:
Who is like God?

Characteristics of Mikayla

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Mikayla

Mikayla is a modern spelling variation of the name Michaela which is the feminized version of the male name Michael. Michael comes from the Hebrew word “mikha'el” which actually translates into a question: “Who is like God?” It seems odd to have a first name that basically asks a question, one would think. However, the question is thought to be rhetorical. The implied answer is clear: no one is like God. Therefore, the translation of the name Michael is often one of humility. Michael was one of the archangels who stood close to God and carried out His judgments, and as a protector of the ancient Hebrews. Michael was the chief leader of the angels who fought and defeated the dragon (i.e., the devil), hurling him from heaven. As such, he became of symbol of the Church Militant and a patron saint of soldiers. The name Michael conveys a sense of power, bravery and strength by its translated meaning; but also a symbol of humility expressed very simply by that question mark. Michaela was borne from his name and many respellings were popularized in recent years (particularly in America).

Popularity of the Name Mikayla

The name Mikayla showed up on the U.S. popularity charts the same year that Makayla did - 1989. Makayla is still the preferred spelling, but Mikayla comes in second place. Ironically, the traditional spelling Michaela is in third place. In ten year’s time, Mikayla quickly ascended up the popularity charts and briefly danced in the Top 100 (1998-1999). Since that time, the name’s usage has been in reversal. American parents are unique in their spelling variations of popular names. Turning the more classical name of Michaela into Mikayla is an example of this. Some feel that mutating a traditional name into a phonetic spelling is tantamount to “dumbing-down” the name, while others prefer the uniqueness they feel sets the name apart. In any case, Mikayla continues to be a Top 100 favorite in Alaska and Hawaii – the only two non-continental states in the union. That alone makes this name special in some way.
Popularity of the Girl Name Mikayla
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Mikayla

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Mikayla

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Mikayla

    Mikayla's Victory (Cynthia Bates) - Mikayla is thrilled when she is asked to try out for the position of school pentathlete. She knows the person chosen will be good at five different sports, including the high jump. The trouble is, Mikayla’s high jump is weak. Just thinking about it makes her nervous. On top of that, she must compete against Amelie, a grade eight student who is last-year’s high jump gold medalist. Even Mikayla doesn’t think she deserves to win. Anyone can see that Amelie is a better athlete. Author Cynthia Bates explores the link between self-confidence and success in this appealing new novel for young sports enthusiasts. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    The Michael and Mikayla Series about Sportsmanship (Jeffrey and La-Nisa King) - The Michael and Mikayla Character Series is a collection of character education books that empowers children to embrace good character traits so that they grow up knowing how to make quality decisions in life as good citizens in our world. This is a simple book series covering different character traits such as sportsmanship, friendship, honesty, kindness, integrity, commitment and respect. This book series is for ages 2 through 10, which was done purposefully so that little boys and girls grow up knowing what good character is all about.

  • Famous People Named Mikayla

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Personality of the Girl Name Mikayla

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

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