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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Makala

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Makala in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Makala:

  • Records indicate that 743 girls in the United States have been named Makala since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 276 people in the U.S. were given the name Makala. Those people are now 22 years old.

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    Comments about the name Makala

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      8 Positive Comments

  • "I have a beautiful 9 year old daughter whom I named Makala. I am considering changing the spelling of her name because I do not want her to go through the annoying experience of teaching people how to pronounce her name as I had. With my name being french, Bone't; most people will immediately pronounce it as bonnet. Should I keep it as is or change it to avoid a lifetime annoyance? Thoughtso and or feedback would be appreciated!" Mar. 24, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often say MA KA LA but im like its ma KAY la and there like no its MA KA LA or they think im kidding IM NOT" May. 25, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is michaela but i think 'makala' is a pretty cool spelling !! :D i usually get called michael-ah or michella?... oh well" Oct. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Please understand that there is no right or wrong way to say a name. A name is given to a person and it is part of their identity. If you want to know how a name is spelled or pronounced then you have to ask the person with that name. It their name so they can spell it or say it anyway they want. Yes my name is MAKALA and it is prounounced Makayla. I tell people this the first time I meet them so that they understand. I am a boy and have had not problems. People are pretty cool here in California." Jul. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name. People pronouce it wrong very often and spell it wrong. Makayla is how you say my namebut not how you spell it. No" May. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and how it is i get a hard time with it with peoples saying it cause they say it wrong or spell it wrong and i've gotten used to it so i just laugh now when i see it spelt wrong XD" Dec. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 29 yrs. old and my name is Makala. I absolutely love my name, it is unique and original, and I haven't had too much trouble with people being able to read and say it. This particular spelling is Hawaiin in origin, and actually means myrtle. I like it better than the run of the mill Michaela's, which is really just a feminized version of Michael. Which is strangely enough my only siblings name, hmmm." May. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Makala is a beautiful Name it is the name of my duaghter. I have had no problem with people no knowing how to say or spell her name. i have ran in to a few people with the name makala or have a child with this make. . It is pronouned just like it is spelled." Dec. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "this name looks like it would be pronounced Ma-kal-a. very very bad spelling." Feb. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "i pronounce it ma KAY la. My substitute teachers pronounce it mackaluh sometimes. i have met 5 other makalas with my spelling but currently i know a michaela. whenever we go around school together people say "makayla" and we both look and its annoying especially when we have the same class. sometimes we have a competition to see whoes name the sub says right when we have the same class." Jan. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

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