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Rochelle meaning and name origin

Rochelle \r(o)-chelle, roch(el)-le\ as a girl's name is pronounced roh-SHELL. It is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Rochelle is "little rock; rest". 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.

Rochelle has 11 variant forms: Roch, Rochele, Rochell, Rochella, Rochette, Roschella, Roschelle, Roshelle, Shell, Shelley and Shelly.

For more information, see also the related name Rachel.

Rochelle is also pronounced similarly to Rachele, Rachell, Rachelle, Rashelle, Raychelle, Rechell, Richele and Richelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Richella, Roselle and Rozelle.

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Popularity of Rochelle

Rochelle is a very popular first name for females (#443 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6423 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Rochelle name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Rochelle with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Rochelle name in U.S.
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