What does Machelle mean?
Machelle \m(a)-chelle, mach(el)-le\ as a girls' name is of French and Hebrew origin, and the name Machelle means "who is like God?". Machelle is a variant of Michelle (French, Hebrew): feminine of Michael.
Machelle has 30 more alternative forms via Michelle: Chelle, M'chelle, M'shell, Mashelle, Me'Shell, Meechelle, Meshella, Mia, Micaela▼, Michaela, Michaelina, Michaeline, Michaella, Michal, Michela, Michelina, Micheline, Michella, Micki, Mickie, Midge, Miguela, Miguelita, Mikaela, Miquela, Misha, Mishaelle, Mishelle, Myshell and Myshella.
Machelle is a very prominent first name for females (#1958 out of 4276, Top 46%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Machelle for girls. Machelle was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #868 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Machelle and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Machelle are Mia (#6 in 2014), Michelle (#187), Michaela (#478), Mikaela (#573), Mickie, Michell, Michele, Mechelle, Micaela and Michelina. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex in 1996 (usage of 0.3965%) and is now much less (usage 0.2505%, down 36.8%), with the forms Micaela, Mechelle, Michele and Michell becoming less in vogue. Mia (#6), Mikaela (#573), Michelle (#187) and Michaela (#478) are four of the more trendy names for newborns in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)