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What does Richelle mean?

Richelle Pronunciation of Richelle [richelle] 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.

Associated with: blend.


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

Affiliated girl name: Ricarda.

13 more alternative forms via Frederica, Rachel, Rachelle, Rickie, Ricky: Racheal, Rachelce, Rachele, Racheli, Rachell, Rachelle, Raechell, Raquelle, Rashell, Rashelle, Raychelle, Rechell and Rickee.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Richelle Ciara (R.C.), ..

How popular is Richelle?

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)

Richelle was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #734 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Richelle name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Rachel (#167 the previous year), Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rikki, Rachelle, Racheal, Rachele, Rachell, Frederica and Richard are the prominent variation forms of Richelle. Other forms, like Rachelce, are uncommon. These relations of Richelle were popular as baby names in the year 1996 (average #1405) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1847, 91% less usage), with versions like Racheal going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Richelle, Frederica, Racheal, Rachel, Rachele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rachell, Rachelle, Richard, Ricki, Rickie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ricky, Rikki in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Richelle is pronounced similarly to Richel, Richele, Rochele, Rochell, Rochelle, Roschelle and Roshelle. Other recommended names are Chelle, Cicelie (see Cecilia), Darchelle, Dielle, Gizelle, Jinelle, Jiselle, Jizelle, Lachelle, Machelle, Mechelle, Meechelle, Michaele, Michaella, Michee, Michela, Michele, Micheline, Michella, Mikelle, Mirielle, Mishaelle, Mishelle, Mychele, Mychelle, Nachell, Niceole (see Nicole), Nichele, Nichelle, Nichole, Nicolle, Nishell, Nishelle, Pashelle, Rachil, Racquell, Raechel, Rafelle, Rainelle, Randelle, Ranelle, Ranielle, Raphaelle, Raphella, Raychel, Raynelle, Raziella, Renelle, Rexella, Richela, Richenda, Richenza, Richilene (see Ricarda), Richmal, Richmalle (see Ricarda), Robelle, Rochette, Romelle, Rondelle, Ronelle, Ronnelle, Roschella (see Rochelle), Rosella, Rozele (see Rosalie), Rozella, Rozelle, Rudelle and Shelle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Richelle.

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