Though the popular perception is that Michaela is a relatively new name, and a version of Michelle, the exact opposite is true and Michaela is the original. Michaela has a long history, and many spellings are well grounded in various ethnic traditions. One of the firsts was the biblical Michal: King Saul’s daughter and the first wife of David.


  • english:
  • hebrew: Who is like the Lord; feminine variant of Michael
  • latin:

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 3

Famous Namesakes:

Cinematographer Michaela Denis

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Kerry Kennedy and Andrew Cuomo, Daughter of Ming-Na Wen, Daughter of Levar Burton