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What does Richel mean?

Richel /ri-chel/ as a girls' name is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Richel is "powerful leader". Richel is a version, with the suffix -hel, of Ricarda (Old German): feminine of Richard.

Associated with: powerful.


Richel has 2 variants: Richele and Richelle.

Richel has 8 more relations via Ricarda: Richela, Richella, Richenda, Richenza, Richette, Richia, Richina and Richmal.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Raouchel, Rychel, ..

(male) Richelgi, Richelley, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only popular alternative form of Richel (not ranked) is Richelle. Other forms, like Richenda, are uncommon. This form of Richel was at the top of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 (#734). Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Richel and associated names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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, Rachelle, Rachil, Raechel, Raechell, Rashell, Raychel, Rechell, Rochele, Rochell and Rochelle. Other recommended names are Bethel, Ceciel, Chel, Cindel, Erthel (see Eartha), Ethel, Liesel, Liezel, Lisel, Michael, Michal, Michee, Michela, Michele, Michell, Nichele, Nichol, Rachelce, Racheli, Racquel, Rahel, Rahil, Raizel, Rakel, Raquel, Rayzel, Reinheld, Rhea, Riane, Rica, Ricca, Ricci, Ricka, Rickee, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rie, Riet, Rikke, Rilee, Riley, Ripley, Rise, Rivke, Roch, Rochella, Roice, Rondel, Roquel, Ruthe, Sibel, Siseel and Vitel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Richel.