What does Michelle mean?
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.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Michellia, Michelse, ..
(male) Michelbee, Michelmi, .. Middle name pairings:
Michelle Marianna (M.M.), ..
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)
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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl 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.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Bethelle (see Bethel), Cathelle (see Catherine), Cicelie (see Cecilia), Darchelle, Dielle, Dinelle, Ginelle, Giselle, Gizelle, Jinelle, Jiselle, Jizelle, Jocelle, Lachelle, Mabelle▼, Macaela, Madelle, Marcelle, Marchelle, Marelle, Marselle, Martelle, Marvelle, Maxwelle, Maybelle▼, Mechaela, Merielle, Mical, Michaelyn, Michala, Michalin, Michayla, Michee, Mickee, Micole, Mikhayla, Mille, Mirabelle, Mirell, Mirella, Mirelle, Mishaila, Moisella (see Moselle), Moiselle, Mosella, Moselle, Murielle, Mychaela, Mychal, Niceole (see Nicole), Nichele, Nicholle, Nicolle, Nishell, Nishelle, Pashelle, Rachelce, Rachell, Rachelle▼, Rashelle, Raychelle, Richel, Richela, Richele, Richella, Richelle, Richette, Rochele, Rochell, Rochella, Rochelle▼, Roshelle, Ruthelle, Schelley and Shelle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Michelle.See names in meaning and etymology.