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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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Rachel.
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 name popularity of the name Rochelle for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rochelle and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rachel, Rochelle, Shelley and Shelly. (2014 statistics).
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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rochelle.
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