What does Rachelle mean?
Rachelle \r(a)-chelle, rach(el)-le\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Rachelle is "ewe, female sheep". Rachelle is a variant of Rachel (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's wife. Fairly unique as a given name for baby girls. See also Richelle.
Rachelle▼ has 19 more alternative forms via Rachel: Rachael▼, Rachelanne, Rachelce, Racheli, Rae▼, Rahel, Rahil, Rakel, Raquel▼, Raquela, Raquella, Raquelle, Rashell, Rashelle, Ray▼, Shell, Shelley▼, Shellie▼ and Shelly▼.
Rachelle is a very prominent first name for women (#616 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Rachelle for girls. Rachelle entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #283 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Rachelle and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Rachelle listed in the Top 1000 are Rachel (#155 a year ago), Raquel (#697), Shelley, Shellie, Shelly, Richelle, Ray, Rae, Rachael and Racheal. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 and has become much less since, with forms such as Rachael, Raquel, Shelley, Shellie and Shelly falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Rachelle▼ is alike in pronunciation to Richele, Rochele, Rochell, Rochelle▼, Roschelle and Roshelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Lachelle, Machelle, Richella and Rochella. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rachelle.