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.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Micah for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Micah is a boy name.
The name Micah is of English, Hebrew origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Micah we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Micah Name Meaning
The meaning of Micah has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Micah are:
Hebrew meaning: Who is like God - form of Michael
English meaning: Who is similar?
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Micah and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Micah and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Micah is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Micah Categories
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Popularity of the Name Micah
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Micah displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Micah Boy Name Popularity Chart
Micah Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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