This article is about the given name. For other uses, see Micah (disambiguation).
Micah ( /ˈmaɪkə/; Hebrew: מִיכָה, Modern Mikha Tiberian Mîḵā) is a given name.
Micah is the name of several people in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), and means "who is like God?". The name is sometimes found with theophoric extensions. Suffix theophory in Yah and in Yahweh results in Michaiah or Michaihu (Hebrew: מִיכָיְהוּ, Modern Mikhayhu Tiberian Mîḵā́yhû), meaning who is like Yahweh?  Suffix theophory in El results in Michael (Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל, Modern Mikha'el Tiberian Mîḵāʼēl), meaning who is like God?, or possibly one who is like God.
In Dutch, Micah is spelled Micha and the ch in the name is pronounced either [ʃ] or [x]; the first is more common in female names, the latter in male names. The name is not as common as Michael or Michiel.
- Micah Alberti (born 1984), American actor
- Micah Barnes (born 1960), Canadian singer-songwriter
- Micah Bowie (born 1974), American baseball player
- Micah Boyd (born 1982), American rower
- Micah Brooks (1775–1857), American politician
- Micah Gunnell (born 1980), American comic book artist
- Micah Hawkins (1777–1825), American poet and composer
- Micah P. Hinson (born 1981), American musician
- Micah Hyde (born 1974), Jamaican football player
- Micah Jenkins (1835–1864), American Confederate general
- Micah Kellner (born 1979), American politician
- Micah Kogo (born 1986), Kenyan long-distance runner
- Micah Jesse (born 1986), American blogger
- Micah Joseph Lebensohn (1828–1852), Russian poet
- Micha Marah (born 1953), Belgian singer and actress
- Micah Ortega (born 1976), American guitarist
- Micah Owings (born 1982), American baseball pitcher
- Micah Perks (born 1963), American writer
- Micah Richards (born 1988), English football player
- Micah Ricks (born 1987), bass guitarist for Days Difference
- Micah Sloat (born 1981), American actor
- Micah Smaldone (born 1978), American musician
- Micah Solusod (born 1990), American actor
- Micah Sterling (1784–1844), American politician
- Micah Taul (1785–1850), American politician
- Micah Troy (born 1977), American rapper
- Micha Wertheim (born 1972), Dutch stand-up comedian
- Micah Williams (1782–1837), American painter
- Micah Wright (born 1974), American author
- Micah, fictional character in the 1993 film Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
- Micah, fictional character in the 2007 film Paranormal Activity
- Micah Callahan, fictional character in the Anita Blake series of novels by Laurell K. Hamilton
- Micah Clarke, fictional character in the 1889 novel of the same name by Arthur Conan Doyle
- Micah Rains, fictional character in the Wonder Woman comics
- Micah Sanders, fictional character in the television series Heroes
- Marshal Micah Torrance, fictional character in the television series The Rifleman (1958–63)
- Micah (prophet), eponymous prophet of the Book of Micah in the Old Testament
- Michaiah, a prophet and the son of Imlah, who gave a negative prophesy to Ahab on his request
- A man of Mount Ephraim, appearing in the story of Micah's Idol
- The son of Meribaal, still a child when his father was invited to David's house
- ^ New Bible Dictionary, second edition. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL, USA.
- ^ Catholic Encyclopedia article
- This article incorporates text from Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897), a publication now in the public domain.
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