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What does Richelle mean?

Richelle \r(i)-chelle, rich(el)-le\ as a girls' name is pronounced ri-SHELL. It is of American origin. Feminine blend of Richard and Rachelle (see Rachel). Also related feminine short forms based on Ricky, Rickie, or Frederica.


Richelle has 5 variants: Ricca, Ricci, Ricki, Rikki and Rikkie.

For more information, see also the related girl name Ricarda.

Richelle has 26 more alternative forms via Frederica, Rachel, Rachelle, Rickie, Ricky: Rachael, Racheal, Rachelanne, Rachelce, Rachele, Racheli, Rachell, Rachelle, Rachil, Raechel, Raechell, Rahel, Raquella, Raquelle, Rashell, Rashelle, Raychel, Raychelle, Rechell, Rickee, Rickie, Ricquie, Shell, Shelley, Shellie and Shelly.


Richelle is a very prominent first name for women (#1347 out of 4276, Top 31%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Richelle for girls. Richelle was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #705 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Richelle outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Richelle and corresponding names. Rachel (#155 the previous year), Rikki, Shelley, Shellie, Ricki, Shelly, Racheal, Rachelle, Richard and Rachael are the prominent variation forms of Richelle. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4515%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.0768%, down 83%), with versions like Rachael, Rachelle, Richard, Racheal and Richelle falling out of style. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rachael, Racheal, Rachel, Rachelle, Richard, Richelle, Ricki, Rikki, Shelley, Shellie, Shelly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rachael, Rachel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Richelle is pronounced similarly to Richel, Richele, Rochele, Rochell, Rochelle, Roschelle and Roshelle. Other recommended similar baby names are Michelle, Nichelle, Richela, Richella and Rochella. These names tend to be less frequently used than Richelle.