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What does Michelle mean?

Michelle Pronunciation of Michelle [michelle] as a girls' 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' song "Michelle" in the 1970s. Popular in Germany. Actresses Michelle Pfeiffer, Sara Michelle Gellar; singer Me'shell N'Degé Ocello; figure skater Michelle Kwan.

Variations

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

Affiliated girl names: Nichelle, Shell and Shelley.

Michelle has 2 more related forms via Michael: Michaele and Mikelle.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Meichelle, Michelmi, ..

(male) Michelbee, Michelmi, ..

How popular is Michelle?

Michelle is a very prominent first name for females (#21 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#28326 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name history of Michelle for girls. Michelle entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #4 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #192 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michelle name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Michelle outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the statistics of the girl name Michelle and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Michelle (#192 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000 are Machelle, Mechelle, Mia (#6 via latest list), Micaela (#1133), Michael, Michaela (#496), Michaele, Michaeline, Michaella, Michal, Michela, Michele, Michelina, Michell, Micki, Mickie, Midge, Mikaela (#603), Misha, Nichelle and Shelley. Usage of these relations of Michelle was more pronounced 45 years ago (usage of 3.3%) and has become significantly less since (usage 1%, 70% less), with versions like Michele becoming less stylish. Mia is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michelle, Machelle, Mechelle, Mia, Micaela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michael, Michaela, Michaele, Michaeline, Michaella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michal, Michela, Michele, Michelina, Michell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Micki, Mickie, Midge, Mikaela, Misha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nichelle, Shelley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Michelle, Mia, Michaela, Mikaela outside U.S.


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