What does Nichelle mean?
Nichelle \n(i)-chelle, nich(el)-le\ 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.
Nichelle has 48 more different forms via Michelle, Nicole: Chelle, M'chelle, M'shell, Machelle, Mashelle, Mechelle▼, Meechelle, Meshella, Micaela▼, Michaela, Michaeline, Michaella, Michal, Michela, Michele▼, Michelina, Micheline, Michell▼, Michella, Mishaelle, Mishelle, Mychele, Mychelle, Myshell, Myshella, Necole, Niccole, Niceole, Nichol, Nichole▼, Nicholle, Nickol, Nickole, Nickye, Nicol, Nicola, Nicolet, Nicolette▼, Nicoline, Nicolle, Nikkole, Nikole, Niquole, Niquolle, Nychole, Nycholl, Nycole and Nyquolle.
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. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Nichelle and related names. Machelle, Mechelle, Micaela, Michaela (#478 in 2014), Michele, Michelina, Michell, Michelle (#187), Nichol, Nichole, Nicola, Nicole (#129), Nicolette, Nicolle and Nikole are the prominent related forms of Nichelle (#unlisted). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 1994 (usage of 0.3653%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1471%, down 59.7%), with forms like Micaela, Michele, Michell, Nichole and Nicolette falling out of style. Michaela (#478), Michelle (#187) and Nicole (#129) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Richelle. Like Nichelle, this name is not commonly used.