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A thoroughly modern variation of Michaela, the feminine version of the biblical name Michael, this has claimed a spot on the charts as a unique name since the late 1980s. Michael, from the Hebrew from “godlike” was the name of an angel in the Bible. Following the trend of spelling names phonetically, this is an attractive variation to the traditional spelling. Its fetching lilting sound, has seen it rise steadily in popularity.

Rank in the year 2015

Makayla was ranked #328 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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