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What does Rochella mean?

Rochella \r(o)-chella, roch(el)-la\ as a name for girls is of French and Old German derivation, and the name Rochella means "little rock; rest". Rochella is a variant of Rochelle (French, Old German).


Rochella has 10 related forms via Rochelle: Roch, Rochele, Rochell, Rochette, Roschella, Roschelle, Roshelle, Shell, Shelley and Shelly.


Rochella is a rare first name for women. Rochella is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shelly, Shelley and Rochelle are the prominent varying forms of Rochella (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.8103%) and has become much less since, with the versions Rochelle, Shelley and Shelly becoming less fashionable. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Rochella and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rochelle, Shelley, Shelly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rochella and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rochella is alike in pronunciation to Richella. Other suggested similar baby names are Rachell, Rachelle, Rechell, Richela, Richelle, Rosella and Rozella. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rochella.