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 1994 and are now much less widespread, 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.