Makayla

A variant of Michaela, this name is also sometimes spelled McKayla and Mikayla and means “who is like God.” You can give her this name, just don’t let her head get too big with this extravagant meaning.

Nicknames:

Kay, Kayla.

Famous people named Makayla:

Professional women’s basketball player Makayla Epps; reality TV star Makayla McMorris; Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney.

Fun fact:

Another theory says that the spelling Makala is Hawaiian for “myrtle tree,” so even if you can’t fly away to Hawaii, giving your baby this name could help you dream of paradise on those long days of potty-training.

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