Boy Names baby nameMicah

What does the name Micah mean?

The different meanings of the name Micah are:
  • Hebrew meaning: Who is like God - form of Michael
  • English meaning: Who is similar?
The meaning of the name “Micah” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: Micah is derived from the longer, original Hebrew name Micaiah. Throughout history it has been used as both a masculine and a feminine name. This name holds the meaning “who is like God?” as well as “gift from God”. The name has held significant positions within the Jewish and Christian religions, as the prophet Micah was one of the 12 Minor Prophets in the Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament who is responsible for the prophecies written in the book of the Bible called “Micah”.

The original form of the name, Micaiah, is sometimes used as a Hebrew name, although Micah is a much more popular form in modern times. Other variations on this name include Micha, Mikhah, or Mikhayhu. It is similar but unrelated to the name Michael, Michiel, or Micalle. There are no commonly used nicknames for Micah, as short forms such as “Mike” are usually reserved for the names Michael or Michiel.

Micah has not often been a popular name for males or females throughout its recorded use. The peak usage for males in the US was in 2011 and 2012 when it ranked as the 103rd most popular male baby name. For females in the US, it peaked at 613th most popular in 1997. In 2014, it was ranked as the 109th most popular name for baby boys in the US, the 313th most popular in the UK, and the 439th most popular in the Netherlands while being ranked at 993rd most popular name for females in the US. No other usage stats were recorded by other countries, meaning that it was not a popular baby name around the globe.

Famous people that share the name Micah include Micah Williams, an Actor; Micah J. Cooper, a rapper; Micah Hyde, an NFL player; Micah Richards, a soccer player; Micah Stampley, a singer; and Micah Christenson, a volleyball player.

Although there are artists such as Micah Stampley or Micah P. Hinson who make music, there are not songs that directly include the name Micah within their lyrics.