Meaning and name origin
Michele \m(i)-che-le\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Michele), is of Hebrew and French origin, and the meaning of Michele is "who is like God?". Michele is a variant of Michaela (Hebrew): Latin feminine form of Michael. Also a variant of Michelle (French, Hebrew): a popular name when it was first used in the 1940s, and made even more so by the Beatles' famous song "Michelle" in the 1970s.
Michele is a very popular first name for females (#154 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#42839 out of 88799, Top 48%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Michele for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Michele and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Michelle (#187), Michaela (#478), Michell, Mechelle, Machelle and Michele. (2014 statistics).
Michele is also pronounced similarly to Mishelle. Other suggested similar baby names are M'chelle, Micaela, Michael, Michaele, Michal, Michala, Michee, Michela, Michella, Micole, Nichele and Richele. These names tend to be less commonly used than Michele.