Name Mika Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Mika


Mika is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Mika thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Mika?

Mika is a Nordic short form of the Hebrew names Michael and Mikael or Michaela and Mikaela and is therefore a name for girls and boys. In Japan, Mika is a girl’s name.

What does the name Mika mean?

The boy’s name Mika means “who is like God?” (from Hebrew “Mikha’el/מִיכָאֵל” or “mí/מִי” = who + “k’/כְּ־‎” = like/as + “el/אֵל” = God). And the girl’s name means “new moon” or “the third day of the month” (from Japanese “mika/三日”) and “beautiful fragrance” (from Japanese “mi/美” = beautiful + “ka/香” = fragrance).

Other variants and nicknames

Other ways of spelling Mika are Mica, Micah and Mikah. A male version of Mika is Miko. Similar male names like Mika are Myka, Mykah, Mik, Mikas, Mikail, Mikao, Mike, Mikel, Mikey, Mikk, Mikka, Mikkel, Mikko and Mikolaj. Similar female names are Mya, Myra, Myla, Mira, Maya, Miya, Milah, Mila, Maiya, Mayah, Mecca, Mayra, Malka and Michelle. Popular nicknames can be Mimi, Ka, Mik, Mickey and Kiki. Anagrams for Mika are Akim, Ikma, Imka, Kaim, Kami, Maik and Maki.

Famous people named Mika

  • Social Media Personality and Content Creator Mika Salamanca (born 2000) from the Philippines is mostly known for her daily-life-vlogs. She has more than nine million followers around the world.
  • Former F1 Pilot and world championMika Häkkinen used to race for Mercedes.
  • Lebanese-British pop singer Mika (born 1983), whose real name is Michael Holbrook, rose to fame in 2007 with hit songs such as “Grace Kelly” and “Big Girls”.
  • Mika Boorem (born 1987) is an American actress who starred in many TV shows and movies.

Mika in Manga and Anime

  • In the Manga series “Mika’s Magic Market”, protagonist Mika suddenly finds herself in a fantasy world. With no skills for this kind of world she tried to do her best to survive.
  • Mika Hyakuya is a protagonist in the manga and anime series “Owari No Seraph”. He is turned into a vampire and become his best friend’s, Yūichirō Hyakuya, enemy.
  • The paper girl Mika Kujiin is a supporting character in the yuri series “Kananemo”.

Fictional characters named Mika

  • Mika Samuels, played by Kayla Kenedy (born 2003) is a character on the TV show “The Walking Dead”.
  • In the Street Fighter video game Series Rainbow “R.”, Mika is a playable character.
  • Mika Grainger, played by Laura Drummond (born 1987) is a character on British TV series “Waterloo Road”.

Pronunciation of Mika

Variants of the name Mika

Mica Mikah

Parents who like the name Mika also like

Mila Luca Mia Finn Noah Milan Emma Levi Ella Liam Maya Luna Milo Lina Mats Mara Nora Lilly Hanna Romy

Popularity of the name Mika

The name Mika is ranked #190 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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