Meaning and Origin of: Micah

Meaning and Origin of Micah

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Prophet
  • Latin : A mineral
  • Hebrew : Who is like God

What does Micah mean and stand for?

The name Micah is of Hebrew origin and means "who is like the Lord." It is a Biblical name, popular due to the prophet Micah, who wrote The Book of Micah. Micah is a contracted form of Micaiah.

Syllables: 2

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Micah has recently risen in popularity, breaking into the top 120 just a decade ago. Since 2000, Micah has been in the top 200 and a common choice. It's come close to breaking the top 100 a few times, reaching its peak in 2011 at position 102.

However, it is the 3rd most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Micah was at its peak popularity in July 2016.

Used commonly by 17th century pilgrims, Micah was the name of a biblical prophet who denounced oppression. The name, a popular biblical choice, has been used among various celebrities, including Grey's Anatomy's Sarah Drew, singer Neil Diamond, singer Willie Nelson, and poet Robert Bly. Popular namesakes include football players Micah Johnson and Micah Paul Pellerin, actors Micah Stephen Williams and (Micah) Katt Williams, and Olympian Micah Kemboi Kogo. Micah has been a popular choice for fictional characters, as well, appearing in Charmed, Emily Owens, MD, Heroes, and the The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima.

Where is it Popular?

Micah was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Micah

  • Mick
  • Mickey
  • Mike
  • Mikey

Pairs well with these middle names