What does Michelle mean?
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.more]
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 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #4 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #187 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of the girl name Michelle and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Michelle (#187 via latest list) ranked in the Top 1000 are Machelle, Mechelle, Mia (#6 via latest list), Micaela, Michael, Michaela (#478), Michele, Michelina, Michell, Mickie, Mikaela (#573) and Shelley. Other variants, like Mikelle, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Michelle was more pronounced 44 years ago (usage of 0.35%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.21%, 40% less), with versions like Michele becoming less stylish. Mia, Michaela, Michelle and Mikaela are four of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these.
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Recommended similar baby names are Bethelle, Cathelle, Cicelie, 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, Moiselle, Mosella, Moselle, Murielle, Mychaela, Mychal, Niceole, 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.