Meaning and name origin
Nichelle \n(i)-chelle, nich(el)-le\ as a girl's 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.
Nichelle is a very popular first name for females (#2092 out of 4276, Top 49%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nichelle and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nicole (#129) and Michelle (#187). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).