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Meaning and Name Origin

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


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 somewhat prominent last name for all people (#68647 out of 88799, Top 77%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Richel and associated names. The only popular alternative form of Richel (#unlisted) is Richelle. This girl name was at the top of its popularity during 1970-1979 and has become much less widespread since, with the version Richelle becoming less in vogue. (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.