What does Michele mean?
Michele /mi-che-le/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Michele). Michele's root is Hebrew, and the name Michele means "who is like God?". Michele is a variant form of Michael (Hebrew). Mechell is a popular surname.
Michele has 45 more alternative forms via Michael: Maik, Makai▲, Meical, Micael, Mical, Micha, Michaelangelo, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal▼, Michelangelo, Michelet, Mick, Mickey▼, Micky, Miesha, Miguel▲, Mihai, Mihail, Mihailo, Mihaly, Mihangel, Mikael, Mike▼, Mikel▼, Mikell, Mikey, Mikhail, Mikhalis, Mikhos, Mikkel, Miko, Mikol, Miky, Miquel, Mischa, Misha, Mitch▼, Mitchell▼, Mychael, Mykal, Myke, Mykel and Mykell.Kreatif forms: Machele, Maichele, Michene. [more]
How popular is Michele?
Michele is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#39176 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Michele for boys. Michele entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #739 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Makai (#712 the previous year), Michael (#7), Michale, Micheal (#811), Michel, Mickey, Miguel (#146), Mikael, Mike (#970), Mikel, Mikhail, Mitch, Mitchell (#504), Mychal and Mykel are the popular variation forms of Michele. Usage of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4001%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.1781%, down 55.5%), with forms such as Micheal, Michel, Mike, Mitch and Mitchell becoming somewhat outmoded. Makai (#712) and Miguel (#146) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Michele and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Michele is alike in pronunciation to Mitchel▼. This name tends to be more commonly used than Michele.