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What does Richelle mean?

Richelle /ri-chel-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.

Associated with: blend


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

Affiliated girl name: Ricarda.

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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Rechelle, Richellee, ..

(male) Richelly, Richelred, ..

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)


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

Presented below is the birth name history of Richelle for girls. 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, 2014)

Top 2000 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 statistics of the girl name Richelle and corresponding names. Rachel (#155 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 (#1846, 90% 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.