What does Richel mean?
Richel /ri-chel/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Richel is "powerful leader". Richel is a version of Ricarda (Old German): feminine of Richard. Compare last name Rochel.
Richel has 17 more related variations via Ricarda: Richanda, Richarda, Richardella, Richardene, Richardette, Richardina, Richardyne, Richela, Richella, Richenda, Richenza, Richette, Richia, Richilene, Richina, Richmal and Richmalle.Kreatif forms: Richellee, Richellie. [more]
How popular is Richel?
Richel is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#56392 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)
The only popular alternative form of Richel (not ranked) is Richelle. Forms like Richette are uncommon. This girl name was at the top of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.295%) and has become much less widespread since, with Richelle becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Richel and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Richel is pronounced similarly to Rachael▼, Racheal▼, Rachel, Rachele, Rachell, Rachil, Raechel, Raychel, Rechell, Rochele and Rochell. Another recommended similar baby name is Racheli. These names tend to be more frequently used than Richel.