What does Rochelle mean?
May be based on the French place name of La Rochelle. Also feminine variant of Rocco (Italian). Saint Rocco (14th century) was a pilgrim and healer.
Related girl name: Rachel.Kreatif forms: Rochelse, Rychelle. [more]
How popular is Rochelle?
Rochelle is a very popular first name for females (#443 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#8766 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Rochelle for girls. Rochelle was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #270 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Rachel (#155 in 2014), Shelley and Shelly are the popular variation forms of Rochelle. These forms of Rochelle were popular with parents during 1970-1979 (average #150) and have become much less popular since (#788, down 75%), with the versions Rochelle, Shelley and Shelly becoming less stylish. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Rochelle and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Rochelle▼ is pronounced similarly to Racheal▼, Rachele, Rachell, Rachelle▼, Raechell, Rashell, Rashelle, Raychelle, Rechell, Richel, Richele and Richelle▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Bethelle, Cordelle, Jobelle, Jocelle, Jodelle, Johnelle, Jonelle, Jonnelle, Joselle, Jovelle, Lachelle, M'chelle, Machelle, Marchelle, Moiselle, Mychele, Mychelle, Norelle, Rachil, Racquel, Rafelle, Rainelle, Raphaelle, Raquel▼, Raquela, Raquelle, Rayzel, Renelle, Rexalla, Rexella, Rhondelle, Robella, Romella, Ronella, Ronelle, Roquel, Rosabelle, Rosaley, Rosalia▼, Rosalie▲, Rosella▼, Royalle, Rozalee, Rozali, Rozalie, Rozele, Rozely, Ruthelle, Schelley and Shelle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rochelle.