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From Hebrewמִיכָה(mīḵāh), shortened form of ⁧מִיכַיְהוּ(mīḵāyᵊhū, who is like Yahweh).


Proper noun[edit]

Micah (plural Micahs)

  1. A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
    Synonym: (abbreviation) Mic.
  2. (biblical) Any of several men in the Old Testament:
    1. (especially) The minor prophet and author of the Book of Micah.
    2. An Ephraimite featured in Judges 17–18 and protagonist of the Micah’s idol narrative. Also called Michas.
  3. A unisex given name originating from the Bible [in turn from Hebrew]
    1. A male given name from Hebrew of Biblical origin. Used since the 17th century.
      • 1959, James Michener, Hawaii, Corgi Books, published 1981, →ISBN, page 308:
        "We will call the boy Micah," he announced at last.
        "I had thought of some sweeter name, perhaps David," she suggested.
        "We will call him Micah," Abner replied.
    2. A female given name from Hebrew, of modern American usage.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • Michael (a name with the almost same meaning)

Derived terms[edit]


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