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What does Richel mean?

Richel \r(i)-chel\ as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Richel is "powerful leader". Richel is a derivative of Ricarda (Old German): feminine of Richard.


Richel has 2 variants: Richele and Richelle.

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.


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 (#unlisted) is Richelle. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.295%) and have 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Richelle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Richel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.