- The name Makayla was ranked 45 in popularity for girls in the US in 2006.
- Makayla first appeared on the charts in 1989 at 891, though the name previously existed as Michaela. It increased rapidly in popularity and broke into the top 100 at 71 in 1998. Last year’s rank of 44 is its highest and it will probably continue to increase in popularity. It might never reach the top 10, though, because it has a variety of popular spellings which all receive different rankings. It may end up being remembered as a fad name.
Reasons for Popularity
- It follows the trend of “M” names for girls.
- It follows the add-a-Y trend.
- Makayla is an American form of Michaela.
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