What does Michele mean?
Michele \m(i)-che-le\ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Michele) is of Hebrew and French origin, and the meaning of the name Michele is "who is like God?". Michele is a derivative of Michaela (Hebrew): Latin feminine form of Michael. Michele is also a variation of Michelle (French, Hebrew).
Michele▼ has 32 more related forms via Michaela, Michelle: M'chelle, M'shell, Macaela, Mashelle, Mechaela, Meechelle, Micaela▼, Michael▼, Michaele, Michaeline, Michaella, Michaila, Michal, Michalin, Michayla, Michela, Michelina, Micheline, Michella, Mickee, Mickey▼, Mickie, Miguela, Mihaela, Mikaela, Mikelle, Miquela, Mischaela, Mishaelle, Mishelle, Mychaela and Myshell.
Michele is a very prominent first name for females (#154 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#39176 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Michele for girls. Michele entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #50 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Michele and corresponding names. Michelle (#187 the previous year), Michaela (#478), Mikaela (#573), Mickie, Michell, Mickey, Mechelle, Micaela, Michael, Machelle and Michelina are the popular alternative forms of Michele. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest in 1994 (usage of 0.304%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.1468%, down 51.7%), with forms like Micaela, Michael, Mechelle, Michele and Mickey falling out of style. Mikaela (#573), Michelle (#187) and Michaela (#478) are three of the more fashionable girl names among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)