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pinWhat does Rochelle mean?

Rochelle /ro-chel-le/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' 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 variants: Roch, Rochele, Rochell, Rochella, Rochette, Roschella, Roschelle, Roshelle, Shell, Shelley and Shelly.

Related girl name: Rachel.

Kreatif forms: Rochelse, Rychelle. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rochelle name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rochelle outside U.S.

Rachel (#155 in 2014), Shelley and Shelly are the popular variation forms of Rochelle. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.8495%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2113%, down 75.1%), 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)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rachel outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Rochelle is 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 frequently used than Rochelle.