Micah Name Meaning

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Fact: Several athletes bear the name Micah, contributing to its image as a strong and active name. For instance, Micah Hyde is an American football player in the NFL.

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A Deep Dive

Micah Overview

Meaning

Who is like God

Gender

Boy, Gender-neutral

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Mikha,” meaning “Who is like God?”

Religion

Christianity, Judaism

Pronunciation

/ˈmaɪkə/

Popularity

Micah is a name that has gained popularity in various cultures and countries. Recently, Micah has consistently ranked within the top 200 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

7 (Analytical, Studious, Knowledgeable)

Name Styles

Modern, Religious and Spiritual, Cool

Associated Traits

Thoughtful, strong, compassionate, intelligent

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Micah is a significant biblical figure, one of the twelve minor prophets in the Old Testament.

Name Day

January 15th (in some Christian traditions)
A Deep Dive

Micah Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Micaiah, Mikai, Micha, Mica, Mikah

Common Nicknames

Mike, Mick, Micky, Mikey

Diminutives

Mica, Mico, Mickey, Mic

Famous People

  • Micah Richards
    (English Footballer)
  • Micah Sloat
    (American Actor)
  • Micah Alberti
    (American Actor)
  • Micah Johnson
    (American Baseball Player)
  • Micah Hyde
    (American Football Player)
  • Micah Fowler
    (American Actor)
  • Micah Parsons
    (American Football Player)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Micah"
    (Novel)
  • "Micah Clarke"
    (Novel)
  • "Micah"
    (Video Game)
  • "The Book of Micah"
    (Biblical Text)
  • "Micah"
    (Film)
  • Micah Sanders
    ("Heroes," TV Series)
  • Micah
    ("Transparent," TV Series)

Places

  • Micah City
    (Texas, USA)
  • Micah Park
    (California, USA)
  • Micah River
    (Colorado, USA)
  • Mount Micah
    (Alaska, USA)
  • Micah Lake
    (Ontario, Canada)

What Is the Meaning of Micah?

Micah means “Who is like God?” People with this name are often seen as thoughtful and spiritual, possessing a deep sense of purpose and integrity.

What Is the Origin of The Name Micah?

Micah has Hebrew origins. It comes from the Hebrew name Mikhayahu, which translates to “Who is like Yahweh?” The name is found in the Bible, most notably with the prophet Micah, adding to its historical and religious significance.

Micah Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Micah in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1072021#892022#872023
Top 3 Rankings#872023#892022#1022011

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Micah

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202387
(+2 from 2022)
3875
(-82 from 2022)
0.21162
202289
(+18 from 2021)
3957
(+341 from 2021)
0.21127
2021107
(-1 from 2020)
3616
(+211 from 2020)
0.19300
2020106
(+4 from 2019)
3405
(-100 from 2019)
0.18409
2019110
(-7 from 2018)
3505
(-268 from 2018)
0.18238
2018103
(+4 from 2017)
3773
(+64 from 2017)
0.19411
2017107
(+8 from 2016)
3709
(+216 from 2016)
0.18741
2016115
(-10 from 2015)
3493
(-273 from 2015)
0.17244
2015105
(+4 from 2014)
3766
(+101 from 2014)
0.18421
2014109
(-4 from 2013)
3665
(-35 from 2013)
0.17885
2013105
(-2 from 2012)
3700
(-64 from 2012)
0.18310
2012103
(-1 from 2011)
3764
(-5 from 2011)
0.18549
2011102
(+6 from 2010)
3769
(+200 from 2010)
0.18554
2010108
(+10 from 2009)
3569
(+28 from 2009)
0.17372
2009118
(+3 from 2008)
3541
(+15 from 2008)
0.16696
2008121
(+5 from 2007)
3526
(+219 from 2007)
0.16171
2007126
(+19 from 2006)
3307
(+467 from 2006)
0.14930
2006145
(+5 from 2005)
2840
(+127 from 2005)
0.12954
2005150
(+11 from 2004)
2713
(+224 from 2004)
0.12753
2004161
(+12 from 2003)
2489
(+203 from 2003)
0.11777
2003173
No change from 2002
2286
(+62 from 2002)
0.10880
2002173
(+5 from 2001)
2224
(+111 from 2001)
0.10761
2001178
(+8 from 2000)
2113
(+138 from 2000)
0.10216
2000186
(+9 from 1999)
1975
(+236 from 1999)
0.09457
1999195
(+4 from 1998)
1739
(+47 from 1998)
0.08529
1998199
(+3 from 1997)
1692
(+122 from 1997)
0.08345
1997202
(+8 from 1996)
1570
(+92 from 1996)
0.07859
1996210
(+2 from 1995)
1478
(+87 from 1995)
0.07376
1995212
(+34 from 1994)
1391
(+222 from 1994)
0.06916
1994246
(-6 from 1993)
1169
(-34 from 1993)
0.05735
1993240
(+1 from 1992)
1203
(+8 from 1992)
0.05824
1992241
(+4 from 1991)
1195
(+59 from 1991)
0.05693
1991245
(-7 from 1990)
1136
(-44 from 1990)
0.05359
1990238
(-1 from 1989)
1180
(+62 from 1989)
0.05483
1989237
(-13 from 1988)
1118
(+4 from 1988)
0.05334
1988224
No change from 1987
1114
(+50 from 1987)
0.05564
1987224
(-7 from 1986)
1064
(-37 from 1986)
0.05456
1986217
(-9 from 1985)
1101
(-46 from 1985)
0.05729
1985208
(-1 from 1984)
1147
(+34 from 1984)
0.05960
1984207
(+13 from 1983)
1113
(+74 from 1983)
0.05931
1983220
(-4 from 1982)
1039
(-84 from 1982)
0.05575
1982216
(-3 from 1981)
1123
(-45 from 1981)
0.05951
1981213
(+15 from 1980)
1168
(+120 from 1980)
0.06272
1980228
(-23 from 1979)
1048
(-96 from 1979)
0.05650
1979205
(+10 from 1978)
1144
(+138 from 1978)
0.06386
1978215
(-4 from 1977)
1006
(-45 from 1977)
0.05888
1977211
(+15 from 1976)
1051
(+151 from 1976)
0.06149
1976226
(+28 from 1975)
900
(+110 from 1975)
0.05513
1975254
(+18 from 1974)
790
(+96 from 1974)
0.04869
1974272
(+55 from 1973)
694
(+167 from 1973)
0.04257
1973327
(+80 from 1972)
527
(+154 from 1972)
0.03266
1972407
(+83 from 1971)
373
(+104 from 1971)
0.02228
1971490
(+49 from 1970)
269
(+44 from 1970)
0.01480
1970539
(+51 from 1969)
225
(+51 from 1969)
0.01181
1969590
(+71 from 1968)
174
(+44 from 1968)
0.00951
1968661
(-6 from 1967)
130
(+1 from 1967)
0.00732
1967655
(+58 from 1966)
129
(+21 from 1966)
0.00725
1966713
(-25 from 1965)
108
(-9 from 1965)
0.00594
1965688
(+84 from 1964)
117
(+21 from 1964)
0.00618
1964772
(+9 from 1963)
96
(+1 from 1963)
0.00474
1963781
(-52 from 1962)
95
(-15 from 1962)
0.00460
1962729
(+29 from 1961)
110
(+7 from 1961)
0.00523
1961758
(+134 from 1960)
103
(+30 from 1960)
0.00478
1960892
(+58 from 1959)
73
(+8 from 1959)
0.00337
1959950
(+445 from 1958)
65
(+34 from 1958)
0.00300
19581395
(+320 from 1957)
31
(+9 from 1957)
0.00144
19571715
(-107 from 1956)
22
(-2 from 1956)
0.00101
19561608
(-105 from 1955)
24
(-2 from 1955)
0.00112
19551503
(+541 from 1954)
26
(+11 from 1954)
0.00124
19542044
(+242 from 1953)
15
(+3 from 1953)
0.00072
19532286
(-213 from 1952)
12
(-2 from 1952)
0.00060
19522073
(+62 from 1951)
14
(+1 from 1951)
0.00071
19512135
(-256 from 1950)
13
(-3 from 1950)
0.00068
19501879
(-58 from 1949)
16
(-1 from 1949)
0.00088
19491821
(+1912 from 1947)
17
(+12 from 1947)
0.00094
19480
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19473733
(-209 from 1946)
5
No change from 1946
0.00027
19463524
First SSA data recorded
5
First SSA data recorded
0.00030
19450
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19440
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19430
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19420
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19410
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19400
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19390
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19380
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19370
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19360
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19350
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19340
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19330
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19320
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19310
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19300
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19290
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19280
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19270
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19260
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19250
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19240
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19230
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19220
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19210
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19200
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19190
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19180
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19170
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19160
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19150
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19140
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19130
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19120
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19110
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19100
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19090
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19070
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19060
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19050
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19040
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19030
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19020
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18980
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18960
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18950
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18940
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18920
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18910
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18900
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Micah

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#1102021#1002022#1092023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#912021#812022#822023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1092021#792022#832023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#592021#572022#632023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1122021#792022#852023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1002021#852022#652023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#832021#722022#652023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1312021#1272022#1112023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#1252021#1062022#1342023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#692021#542022#662023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#872021#1082022#902023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1312021#1152022#1032023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1302021#932022#852023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#872021#1072022#642023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#592021#692022#942023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1292021#932022#1172023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#912021#792022#722023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1012021#1222022#662023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#1122021#1022022#1042023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1482021#872022#642023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#882021#662022#852023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#772021#762022#872023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1612021#1392022#1192023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#992021#1122022#1042023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#322021#312022#382023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#472021#542022#532023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1122021#1402022#1462023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#832021#1052022#552023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1772021#1372022#1312023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1172021#1892022#1732023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1212021#862022#1172023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1592021#1232022#912023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1972021#1482022#1292023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1162021#842022#1012023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#972021#1752022#902023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#1792021#1752022#882023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#1372021#802022#952023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#822021#772022#1002023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1132021#892022#1572023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#2162021#2392022#1132023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#672021#682022#402023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#452021#802022#682023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#482021#732022#712023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1562021#1782022#1472023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#932021#852022#1812023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1182021#1262022#892023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#592021#1102022#1102023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#1672018#1712019#2432020

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#742014#1212021#902023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#632019#672022#882023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1642018#1912020#1602022

Popularity Rankings for Micah in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#432015#292016#502019

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#872021#942022#432023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#1252021#1252022#1062023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#1542021#1172022#1092023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#2972021#3122022#2312023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#2712019#2642020#2432021

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#3072020#4192021#4982022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#3902021#5722022#6602023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#7362014#5102017

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#7072023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#9512013

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Micah a Name for Boys or Girls?

Micah is often a boy’s name but is also used for girls. Its biblical background and modern sound make it a versatile choice for parents looking for a meaningful name.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Micah

Micah in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Micah Richards (Footballer, born 1988): An English former professional footballer who played as a right back for Manchester City and the England national team.
  • Micah Sloat (Actor, born 1981): An American actor known for his role in the "Paranormal Activity" film series.
  • Micah Alberti (Actor, born 1984): An American actor known for his role on the TV series "Wildfire."
  • Micah Johnson (Baseball Player, born 1990): An American former professional baseball second baseman who played in Major League Baseball.
  • Micah Hyde (Football Player, born 1990): An American football safety who plays for the Buffalo Bills in the NFL.
  • Micah Fowler (Actor, born 1998): An American actor known for his role in the TV series "Speechless."
  • Micah Parsons (Football Player, born 1999): An American football linebacker who plays for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL.
  • Micah Sanders ("Heroes," 2006 TV Series): A young boy with the ability to control and manipulate technology.
  • "Micah" (1998 Novel by Laurell K. Hamilton): Part of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series, focusing on Anita's lover Micah Callahan.
  • Micah Clarke ("Micah Clarke," 1889 Novel by Arthur Conan Doyle): Chronicles the adventures of a young man during the Monmouth Rebellion.
  • Micah ("Red Dead Redemption 2," 2018 Video Game): A member of the Van der Linde gang with a ruthless and unpredictable nature.
  • Micah ("The Book of Micah," Biblical Text): One of the twelve minor prophets in the Hebrew Bible.
  • Micah ("Transparent," 2014 TV Series): A transgender man who explores his identity and relationships.
  • Micah (2020 Film): A drama exploring the life of a young man navigating personal and societal challenges.
  • "Micah's Rule" (2016 Song by Randy Travis): A country song that reflects on life lessons and moral guidance.
  • Micah Watson ("The Fosters," 2013 TV Series): A young man with cerebral palsy who is in a relationship with one of the main characters.
  • Micah ("The Spook's Apprentice," 2004 Novel by Joseph Delaney): A character in the fantasy series dealing with supernatural threats.
  • Micah City (Texas, USA): A small unincorporated community in Texas, known for its rural charm and agricultural landscape.
  • Micah Park (California, USA): A local park in California offering recreational facilities and green spaces.
  • Micah River (Colorado, USA): A river in Colorado, known for its clear waters and fishing opportunities.
  • Mount Micah (Alaska, USA): A mountain in Alaska, popular among hikers and nature enthusiasts for its scenic views.
  • Micah Lake (Ontario, Canada): A lake in Ontario, known for its tranquil environment and outdoor activities like boating and fishing.
  • Micah Ridge (Utah, USA): A ridge in Utah known for its hiking trails and panoramic views.
  • Micah Island (British Columbia, Canada): An island in British Columbia, noted for its natural beauty and wildlife.
  • Micah Beach (Florida, USA): A beach in Florida, popular for its white sand and clear waters.
  • Micah Valley (Nevada, USA): A picturesque valley in Nevada known for its scenic landscapes and outdoor activities.

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