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Michelle meaning and name origin

Michelle \m(i)-chelle, mich(el)-le\ as a girl's name is pronounced mee-SHELL. It is of French and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Michelle is "who is like God?". Feminine of Michael. 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. Popular in Germany. Actresses Michelle Pfeiffer, Sara Michelle Gellar; singer Me'Shell N'Degé Ocello; figure skater Michelle Kwan.

Michelle has 36 variant forms: Chelle, Machelle, Mashelle, M'chelle, Mechelle, Meechelle, Me'Shell, Meshella, Mia, Micaela, Michaela, Michaelina, Michaeline, Michaella, Michal, Michela, Michele, Michelina, Micheline, Michell, Michella, Micki, Mickie, Midge, Miguela, Miguelita, Mikaela, Miquela, Misha, Mishaelle, Mishelle, M'shell, Mychele, Mychelle, Myshell and Myshella.

For more information, see also related names Nichelle, Shell and Shelley.

Suggested similar baby names are Michaele, Mikelle and Richelle.

View a list of the 8 names that reference Michelle.


Popularity of Michelle

Michelle is a very popular first name for females (#21 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#20676 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Michelle name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Michelle with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Michelle name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Michelle outside U.S.

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