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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Micah

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Micah in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Micah:

  • Records indicate that 70,559 boys in the United States have been named Micah since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 3,713 people in the U.S. were given the name Micah. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      14 Positive Comments

  • "I have always loved the name Micah and Micah 6:8 is my favourite verse. My son Micah is now 8 and I am very proud of his name." Jul. 16, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love being called Micah. It is a very unique name that not many people have. I do get the occasional misspelling as "Micha," but I don't really mind. I get compliments on my name all the time." Feb. 2, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I plan to name my son Micah, I think it is a beautiful yet strong biblical name. I particularly like the meaning (Who is like God/Yahweh?) it reminds me of my grandmothers favourite gospel song at church, so the memory of her singing it puts a smile on my face. Bonus points for that!" Jun. 28, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Micah. My son's name is Micah Alexander Smith." Sep. 22, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's true, the spelling is difficult for some people. On the other hand, it's an automatic intelligence test to quickly identify people who can't comprehend anything different even if you tell them how to spell it letter-by-letter. I had the choice of Micah or Paul and stuck with Micah. Seems fitting as I'm a unique individual." Sep. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "What a beautiful MALE name. Only an idiot would name a girl Micah." Jul. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "A beautful MALE name. We are expecting our first child (a boy) in December. My name is Michael, so this is like having a Jr. without really having one." Jun. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is means "one who is like God (Jehovah)". I'm a transplant to Hawaii and found that are many, many "Micah"s here, but I still receive a lot of compliments regardless." Oct. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I knew a Micah and he was a very upstanding, popular, cute, nice guy! Very original. Good alternative to Michael, but almost a bit feminine (hence all the girl Micahs). What does it mean?" Dec. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my first-born son Micah. It is my favorite name for a boy. People spell it wrong all the time. They mostly spell it Micha." Dec. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's on my name list for boys. I love the sound and especially the unique spelling. It's sort of like Michael, but not so tired and common. The only thing I worry about is when I see people using it for girls... also, I am a religious person that finds meaning in many religions, NOT only Christian religions, so I'm not sure about using a biblical name..." Oct. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I find it intriguing that "Micah" happens to relate to the Indonesian pop-star. I dislike the suffix of the name but will continue my research in mosambique" Jul. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my favorite name in the world. To be fair, however, it is also MY name." Apr. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Micah and people always misspelled it and tended to call him "Mike", which he hated. I love this name." Aug. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "people pronounce my name like meek-uh all the time when it's supposed to be pronounced as mike-uh. it get's tiring and annoying after the 1000th time. but i like my name for its rarity i suppose. and it gets spelled wrong all the time as micha. never met anyone else with the same name as me : )" Jan. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well, at school there is a guy named Micah and most people say "Micheal or mike", he's a good kid, actually, my crush..." Mar. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Micah and I get compliments on the name all the time. The only bad thing is that I get called Mike every day and most people want to spell it Micha due to the name Michael. Regardless, I think it's a good name and a solid one. My parents named me after Micah in the Bible, and being a Christian myself has opened the door for some ministry opportunity when people ask the origin." May. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name actually means "who is like God (YHWH)." It is more of a rhetorical question than a statement, and would never be considered "one who is like," since the answer to the question would be "no one."" Dec. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I adore this name. My Best friend was named Micah, and I intend on naming my child Micah Paxton" Mar. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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