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 (#42839 out of 88799, Top 48%). (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 and has become much lower since, with forms like Michell, Mickey, Michele, Michael and Micaela 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)