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What does Nichelle mean?

Nichelle Pronunciation of Nichelle [nichelle] as a girls' name is pronounced nee-SHELL. It is of American origin. Modern name. Blend of Nicole and Michelle. First made popular by actress Nichelle Nichols, "Star Trek's" Lt. Uhura.

Associated with: modern, blend, star.


Nichelle has 5 variants: N'Shell, Nachell, Nichele, Nishell and Nishelle.

Nichelle has 26 more different relations via Michelle, Nicole: Chelle, M'chelle, Machelle, Mashelle, Mechelle, Meechelle, Michaella, Michela, Michele, Micheline, Michell, Michella, Mishaelle, Mishelle, Mychele, Mychelle, Niccole, Niceole, Nichol, Nichole, Nicholle, Nickole, Nicolle, Niquolle, Nychole and Nycholl.

Creative forms:
(female) Nechelle, Nichelly, ..

(male) Nichelah, Nichelon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nichelle Jaslynn (N.J.), ..

How popular is Nichelle?

Nichelle is a very prominent first name for females (#2092 out of 4276, Top 49%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Nichelle for girls. Nichelle entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #966 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a charted study of the ranking of Nichelle and related names. Machelle, Mechelle, Michaella, Michela, Michele, Michell, Michelle (#192 in recent rankings), Niccole, Nichol, Nichole (#1840), Nicholle, Nickole, Nicole (#152) and Nicolle are the prominent related forms of Nichelle. These relations of Nichelle were favored by parents 45 years ago (usage of 4.9%) and are now much less conventional (usage 0.3%, down 95%), with forms like Michelle becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nichelle, Machelle, Mechelle, Michaella, Michela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Michele, Michell, Michelle, Niccole, Nichol in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nichole, Nicholle, Nickole, Nicole, Nicolle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bethelle (see Bethel), Cathelle (see Catherine), Cicelie (see Cecilia), Darchelle, Dielle, Dinelle, Ginelle, Giselle, Gizelle, Jinelle, Jiselle, Jizelle, Jocelle, Lachelle, Marchelle, Michaele, Michee, Mikelle, Mirelle, Mirielle, Nanelle, Narelle, Necole, Neelle (see Neilina), Nelle, Niccola, Nichola, Nickol, Nickola, Nicol, Nicola, Nikkole, Nikole, Niquole, Noelle, Norelle, Nycole, Nyquolle, Pashelle, Rachelce, Rachele, Rachell, Rachelle, Rashelle, Raychelle, Rechell, Richel, Richela, Richele, Richella, Richelle, Richette, Richmalle (see Ricarda), Rochele, Rochell, Rochella, Rochelle, Roschelle, Roshelle, Ruthelle, Schelley, Shelle and Sibelle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nichelle.

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